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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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
Aug 31
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Robert, Thanks for that. It is a significant problem with house ownership changes and the new occupants are unaware of the workarounds. I have been in houses that have been owned for several years and the owners were unaware they had an operating…"
Aug 28
Don Fugler replied to Jerry Needham's discussion HVAC Question about running fan continuously VS setting on Auto so it runs when AC or furnace runs
"The group ROCIS (Reducing Outdoor Contaminants in Indoor Spaces), found at ROCIS.org, has been playing with improved furnace ducting and efficient fan use for a couple of years. We have found that the majority of indoor particles can be eliminated…"
Aug 27
Robert Bean replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Don, My concern is one of liability.  Even with sealed combustion devices the manufacturers (for example) of gas fireplaces have in the "fine print" warnings for potential back drafting with CYA clauses and advisement for MUA...no one…"
Aug 27
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Linda Wigington replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"One of our ROCIS cohort participants did that. Their gas stove is on an island. They put the exhaust behind and slightly above the stove.  I tested it with a flow hood, and it was a pretty high flow rate - 500 CFM as I recall.  The d…"
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Linda Wigington liked Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood
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Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"There should not be any greater grease deposition. As well, in an unfinished basement, the ducting is accessible for cleaning in that eventuality."
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Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Have not heard of this approach, but I am sure somebody has done it. Sounds like a potential problem for grease and/or moisture build up in the ductwork."
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Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Choosing a range hood in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Has anyone installed a range hood in an older home with the ducting down to the basement and out near grade? It seems to me that this might be an easier installation particularly with an unfinished basement."
Aug 16
Don Fugler replied to Linda Wigington's discussion Good Eating with Reduced Cooking Emissions in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"What we did see, anecdotally, in that 150 house sample is that range hood use did correspond with lower indoor particle peaks, as measured by the Dylos instrument. We did not have enough of a controlled experiment to do quantification. "
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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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