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Old 06-29-2019, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I stalling my radon system now and working my way out the garage through the garage attic and up the roof. I'm not keen on cutting a hole in my roof and then climbing way up there so I may contract it out.

I have been looking around at Menards and other places and the roof vents don't give much confidence that they won't break down over time I found these guys but I'm curious if anyone here has done this to their home https://www.lifetimetool.com/


There is a solid wall between my garage attic and my house attic and a few vents on the front of the garage attic. Can I just plumb the radon pipe up there?
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Now that you bring up the subject, we over a friends home in a nearby town. They had installed all kinds of tanks and pumps in their basement to deal with the radon gas that had been tested positive for. They bought the house some years ago after the husband contracted lung cancer and passed away. After hearing about this, its some scary chit. I think their vent is out one of the nearby basement windows.
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I stalling my radon system now and working my way out the garage through the garage attic and up the roof. I'm not keen on cutting a hole in my roof and then climbing way up there so I may contract it out.

I have been looking around at Menards and other places and the roof vents don't give much confidence that they won't break down over time I found these guys but I'm curious if anyone here has done this to their home https://www.lifetimetool.com/


There is a solid wall between my garage attic and my house attic and a few vents on the front of the garage attic. Can I just plumb the radon pipe up there?

No, the radon vent pipe should terminate to the outside of the house.
Google " Radon Vent Pipe Clearances" Or how to properly terminate a radon piping system, there are ways to run the pipe on the outside of a house and how to run them thru the roof. The link below is just one quick search.


Radon Vent Pipe Clearances Explained - A Best Home Inspection - Home Improvement Services
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Be aware that Minnesota is an EPA regulated state when it comes to radon. There are regulations on where the fan is to be located also. Go to epa.gov/radon to see the requirements. Your system will need to be installed to the EPA requirements to not be flagged on a future home inspection or radon monitoring when the house is sold. I do home inspections, and I have not seen any issues using a standard plumbing vent flashing through a roof with the radon mitigation system vent piping. In Wisconsin, we are not radon regulated, so our systems can be installed pretty much any way we want them, as long at the piping goes to the exterior of the house.
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Be aware that Minnesota is an EPA regulated state when it comes to radon. There are regulations on where the fan is to be located also. Go to epa.gov/radon to see the requirements. Your system will need to be installed to the EPA requirements to not be flagged on a future home inspection or radon monitoring when the house is sold. I do home inspections, and I have not seen any issues using a standard plumbing vent flashing through a roof with the radon mitigation system vent piping. In Wisconsin, we are not radon regulated, so our systems can be installed pretty much any way we want them, as long at the piping goes to the exterior of the house.

The rubber boot that seals around the pipe dry rots and cracks in about 8 to 10 years, they don't make them like they use to. You can buy a repair boot that just slides down the pipe and sits over top of the existing boot.



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