Don Fugler
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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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Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"See the description of Alice La Pierre's emission reductions on the "Comment Wall"."
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Don Fugler commented on Don Fugler's group Kitchen Ventilation
"Alice, Thanks for that. It is good to hear about specific interventions like yours. The data from our particle monitoring in Pittsburgh homes shows that cooking with electric stovetops generates similar amounts of particles compared to gas. There…"
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Alice La Pierre commented on Don Fugler's group Kitchen Ventilation
"A couple of factors influence how well emissions can be reduced from cooking.  The obvious one is switching to electric, or electric induction, to eliminate particulates from natural gas combustion.  But the other less obvious one is the…"
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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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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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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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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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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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Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"That would be in the SMACNA installation standards, but I will not be in the office until Monday & I do not have an E-copy that I can access."
Nov 28, 2017
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"You guys have been really helpful. One more question if you have the time ... If you are hanging horizontal (mostly horizontal) metal exhaust duct runs, is there a specification for the number or location of duct hangers? Thanks."
Nov 28, 2017
Eric Kjelshus replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"I use 5" worm gear clamps  for 4" steel pipe takes a 5/16 nut driver, very easy to clean.  I use a long sweep 4"  28 gage elbow and and use tin snips cut back 3/4'  6 lines then clamp between dryer and …"
Nov 26, 2017
Armand C Magnelli replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"I agree with Dara's approach, I haven't used the Hart and Cooley QC clamp, nor have I fabricated my own, but I have had success with the Fantech FC Series Clamps.      The Fantech clamps have the advantage of a rubber liner…"
Nov 26, 2017
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"The best connector would be what is called generically a "Draw-Band". The Hart & Cooley Catalogue call theirs the "QC" and it is shown on page 12 of their accessory catalogue (attached). Fantech also has these. These are…"
Nov 26, 2017
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion joining ducts in the group HVAC
"I hear what you are all saying about dryer vents, and how screws there should be avoided (as long as there is some way to clean the duct). Let's move the discussion to kitchen exhaust fan vents. What I gather from this conversation is that the…"
Nov 26, 2017

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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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