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Radon Testing Products
Safety Siren Pro Series 3
Electronic Radon Detector
The Safety Siren Pro Series 3 Electronic Radon Detector from Family Safety Products is the only radon gas detector on the market designed for use by the homeowner. This low cost, consumer oriented digital radon detector allows the homeowner to monitor the radon level in their home with an easy-to-read digital display. The manufacturer states that the device has been tested by EPA approved laboratories and has been proven to accurately measure radon.
The Pro 3 digital radon monitor is designed to plug into a standard 110-volt household outlet using the attached 10 foot power cord. The detector may be placed face-up on a tabletop, counter top, or any flat surface where the ventilation slots will not be blocked. The radon detector provides a continuous reading of the radon level in your home.
Please note that this detector should not be used as a substitute for performing a conventional radon test in your home, or for professional applications. The device is suitable for monitoring home radon levels only after an initial assessment has been performed using conventional test kits or by a radon professional. Further, periodic testing using conventional test kits should be done in conjunction with the detector to ensure it is working properly. Radon is odorless and colorless and there is no way to ensure the device is working properly without such crosschecks. Please see our combo offer below to include a discounted conventional test kit with your order.
The Digital Radon Detector has the following features:
- A Radon detector is a specialty item and not available in most retail stores
- Digital readout displays actual level of radon in the home in pCi/L
- Provides a short-term average readout of the last seven days, and a long term cumulative average readout from the day it was first plugged in. (both averages can easily be reset)
- Audible alarm sounds if the long-term measurement reaches 4.0 pCi/L or if the short-term measurement stays above 4.0 pCi/L for 30 consecutive days
- 10 foot power cord allows the detector to be placed away from walls, windows, and doors.
- Samples air continuously
- Sensor uses Ionization Chamber technology
- Advanced surface mount circuitry increases reliability
- 1 year manufacturer warranty
- Patented design and made in the USA
This product can be purchased at www.radonzone.com
For more information on this product, view PDF file
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Huber Engineered Woods
A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home...
Some of the topics are:
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In most rural areas and in many suburban residential areas, individual household sewage treatment systems are relied upon for the disposal of household wastes. Wherever possible, sewage should be collected in community sewers connected to a central treatment plant.
A household sewage treatment system will serve a home satisfactorily only if it is properly located, designed, constructed and maintained. The purpose of this
website (The NY State Department of Health) is to explain how your system works and how it should be operated and maintained.
NY State Department of Health
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Drinking Water Testing and Contaminants
Public water supplies are tested frequently for contaminants, and suppliers are required to provide test results to their customers annually. If you are on a public water supply (whether municipal or a small community system), get and read a copy of the test report (Consumer Confidence Report). These tests are usually done on the water at the treatment plant. Residents may have concerns about the quality of municipal water reaching their home (after it has been distributed through water mains and their home plumbing), and may want to conduct further tests on their water. Testing a private water supply is generally the responsibility of the property owner. Private water supplies should always be tested before a home is purchased and whenever a new water supply is being developed. For more information, go to Cornell University Cooperative Extension's website.
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Q: What should I do if my water heater gets flooded?
A: Do not use your water heater if any part has been under water. Immediately call a Qualified Service Technician to inspect the appliance and to replace any part of the control system, and any gas control, including the Defender Safety System® and associated components which have been under water.
Bradford White uses a 20-year letter designation rotation in serial numbers. Therefore, please be aware that water heaters manufactured 20 years apart will have the same serial number “letter year” designation (i.e. A = 2004 and 1984).
Year of Manufacture
(1st Letter of Serial Number)
Month of Manufacture
(2nd Letter of Serial Number)
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Gas Vent Dampers Recalled by Effikal Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Automatic Gas Vent Dampers
Units: About 45,000
Manufacturer: Effikal LLC, of Orion, Mich.
Hazard: The automatic gas vent damper could fail, and if the blocked vent switch does not activate, the vent could leak carbon monoxide (CO). This poses a risk of CO poisoning to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves Effikal RVGP-PC Gas Vent Damper size 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 which are installed with the gas boiler systems listed below. The vent damper date code is located on a sticker under the motor assembly cap on the plastic base. Serial numbers are located on a label on the side of the damper’s cap. All sizes and models of the RVGP-PC have the same motor assembly with black Effikal caps and black plastic bases.
||Atmospheric Gas Boiler Models
||Vent Damper Date Codes
||Vent Damper Serial Numbers
||MG, MS and SG Series
||0728 through 0809
||3588428 through 3687571
||Series 2b, Series 8h, and Independence
except Independence PV
||AWI, CWI and BSI Series
||R/MR, VGA, VS and HW Series
||CBN Solution Series
||GB and HW Series
||CG and CGS Series
||MI, 63 and GM series
Series V-181—260 and 182—261
||GWA and GSA
||CGa, EG, and PFG Series
||GWA and GSA s
Sold by: Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors to plumbers and contractors nationwide from August 2007 through July 2008 for between $1,000 and $4,000 for the boilers. Gas vent dampers were sold as part of the gas boiler systems.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: : Consumers should immediately stop using the boilers, weather permitting, and contact their installer to confirm they have a recalled vent damper and to receive a free vent damper replacement.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Effikal toll-free at (866) 790-3739, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.effikal.com
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