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Radon gas alad711@aol.com 11/12/2008
I had heard that Florida is making a law in 2010 that, all homes being sold after that will need to be tested for Radon gases. Is this true? Can an EX320 pick up on the gas? Do you need a gas IR camera? What would that camera cost? Finally do you need further or different training than Building Science or Level 1. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thank you
 
Re:Radon gas jvoitl 11/12/2008
Currently no camera will see Radon. Try your local harware store, they have test kits, probably around $15. After opening the device, it is left alone for a few days, resealed, and the time of exposre noted. Then it is mailed to the testing company and they will report back on the pico curies per liter.
 
Re:Radon gas Raphael ITC Eurasia 11/13/2008
jvoitl wrote:
ly no camera will see Radon. Try your local harware store, they have test kits, probably around $15. After opening the device, it is left alone for a few days, resealed, and the time of exposre noted. Then it is mailed to the testing company and they will report back on the pico curies per liter.
Radon test kits are easy to use.
One dosimeter won't give you more than a general idea. A better solution is to install about 3 films, for instance basement / kitchen or main living room / bedroom (whatever the level).
Films need to be kept in place for 2 months or more, not a couple of days.
Here in France, a single film analysis costs about 40 euros (ca. 50 dollars), and less than 100 euros (ca. 125 dollars) for 3 films.
 
Re:Radon gas jvoitl 11/15/2008
I just checked our local hardware store and they sell EPA approved test kits for $17.99, lab fee included. These are short term kits that are to be left in place for 2-3 days. While they won't give you a long term average, they are usefull in determining if a longer, more expensive test is necessary.
 
Re:Radon gas mlehman 11/15/2008
alad711@aol.com wrote:
eard that Florida is making a law in 2010 that, all homes being sold after that will need to be tested for Radon gases. Is this true? Can an EX320 pick up on the gas? Do you need a gas IR camera? What would that camera cost? Finally do you need further or different training than Building Science or Level 1. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thank you
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas, you cant tell where it will be. For a real estate transaction the level has to be below 4 pico leters. You have to be licensed to place the sample and to read it. The class is very intense and the examine is very hard.
 


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