Don Fugler
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Luke Langhals replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"I've seen both work with success, really it comes down to duct design/placement. It would depend on the location of the supply duct's entry point as well as duct sizing, length, type, etc. One emerging option is a passive opening (with…"
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Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Luke, are you suggesting a passive or powered supply duct?"
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Kitchen Ventilation

In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in the kitchen compared to other places in the home. We can still enjoy the many benefits of cooking by installing and using range hoods that vent to the outdoors. This group will promote discussion about how to select effective range hoods, strategies to improve the efficiency of existing ventilation systems for kitchen pollutants, and what to do in homes that don’t have ducting already installed…See More
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Luke Langhals replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"It would be nice to prevent range hood manufacturers from recommending extremely oversized cfm rates. Often we see customers install 1000+ cfm hoods with no consideration of make-up air. I generally recommend customers use the lowest cfm rate…"
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Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"I agree. For modest homes a specialist is not likely to be engaged unless the Building Official flags it during construction. If it is done after the fact (conversion from wood to gas) then the only knowledgeable person who could stop it would be…"
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Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Do you see the same problems in modest homes or are the householders in small houses less likely to call in a specialist?"
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Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Difficult retrofits in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"I might mock up something in my own house as I currently lack a range hood. There is a (too small) 4 inch duct already built into the wall over the range. I could probably use a variable speed in-line fan on that duct and create a hood out of…"
Jan 8
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"I agree that is a gap in combustion appliance certification testing. There is a logical disconnect between combustion appliance standards and ventilation/depressurization standards. Being the first on the block combustion appliance producers have…"
Dec 30, 2018
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"That is good information, Dara. Too bad we were not able to establish real gas appliance depressurization limits before we defaulted to -50 Pa. I am confident that many gas appliances are good to -50 Pa but some will not be. Specific…"
Dec 30, 2018
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Hi Don. Yes, we are still doing depressurization testing. We use the CSA F326 test criteria. Now-a-days (as opposed to the '80's), new homes do not have spillage susceptible combustion appliances so we apply the 50 pa limit. As larger…"
Dec 28, 2018
Don Fugler replied to Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Here is a light video on kitchen range hood installations as shown in a Tiny House. The information is quite good and Brett Singer helped out. http://homeenergypros.org/video/kitchen-exhaust-guide-to-buying-a-range-hood?xg_source=activity"
Dec 28, 2018
Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Did anyone notice huge cooking particle spikes (if you have a monitor) over the Christmas feast time?"
Dec 26, 2018
Brett C. Singer replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Induction definitely produces fewer pollutants than gas - because you don't have the combustion products - and it appears also less than electric coils. But we also know that heating oil and many other types of cooking releases particles and…"
Dec 25, 2018
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In many homes, cooking is the largest indoor source of air pollutants. Exposures can be higher in the kitchen compared to other places in the home. We can still enjoy the many benefits of cooking by installing and using range hoods that vent to the outdoors. This group will promote discussion about how to select effective range hoods, strategies to improve the efficiency of existing ventilation systems for kitchen pollutants, and what to do in homes that don’t have ducting already installed…See More
Dec 21, 2018

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At 9:43am on February 24, 2017, Rana Belshe said…

Don,

I never got a link from you to the low cost particle monitoring group.  Or if I did I don't know where it arrived.  Thanks in Advance,  Rana

At 11:04am on November 15, 2016, Rana Belshe said…

Thanks, Don!

At 10:01am on May 27, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Don,

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