Received a call from a concerned customer who was purchasing a home. Turns out someone wanted the cheapest radon system money could buy for their home buyer and that is what the buyer got. First, the electrical does not meet code. This was just a cheap Radon system.
Improperly installed cheap radon system – a fan located outside cannot be placed on a cord unless it is UV rated, which this one was not. I have tried to find UV rated cords for a while because if we had one and there was an outside outlet near enough to the fan, we could save the owner money. No luck on that yet.
Second, the piping is actually blocking the bottom right-hand side of the window. With the cheap radon system in place, that window can no longer be opened. A system cannot cause an obstruction. Now, this buyer may walk on the sale.
Third, the cheap radon system is routed off the sump pit and they left the pedestal pump in the pit so the system is sucking air from the home which is against standards. All this when the Radon system could have been routed through the garage and roof.
Good idea to go with the cheapest radon system? Not even close. The buyer would have paid the difference to route through the garage if they had been consulted. My advice is to get the best radon system possible to make your buyer happy and consult them on placement so you have no issues regarding Radon when you go to the closing.