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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Tom Phillips replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Don: thx for the excellent questions, as usual ! (hope this is not redundant; it is my second try in commenting on this) re: combustion safety, I would stress source control as the first and most reliable measure (remove or minimize the indoor &…"
Aug 30, 2019
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"CO2 isn't the particular problem I was following up on.  It was the in ability of CO alarms to detect and report out low levells of CO until the appliances had gotten so bad that the CO was an immediate danger to life (short term…"
Aug 30, 2019
Dara Bowser replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"We have had success tracking combustion issues using a CO2 detection device. There are many choices in this hardware as they are commonly used to control commercial building ventilation. If there is combustion spillage, there should be a rise in CO2…"
Aug 30, 2019
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"After we had discussions on this thread in this forum,  I started searching for and looking for CO detectors that would report the readings.  I'f figured that we'd see some movement and newer products. I did find some,  but…"
Aug 29, 2019
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Have you done any more experiments to estimate combustion gas particulate while cooking? Presuming that the appliance isn't defective -- e.g. the flame is blue not yellow... If the carbon soot generally forms if the combustion process is too…"
Aug 29, 2019
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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 9, 2019
Luis Hernandez commented on Don Fugler's group Kitchen Ventilation
"Thank you for accepting me in your group!    My work is about super-insulating and air tightening homes very well. So far all the jobs I have done had electric stoves with a decent range hood. I am working with a couple regarding their…"
Jul 29, 2019
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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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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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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
Jun 17, 2019
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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
May 2, 2019
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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
May 2, 2019
Dennis Heidner replied to Don Fugler's discussion Difficult retrofits in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"If you have a microwave oven in the same approximate area - repeat some of the tests with the microwave (using covered microwave save pans)  I think you see numbers that are in the same range.   I suspect you could see some of the…"
Apr 15, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Difficult retrofits in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"OK, I did five trials of approximately the same set-up. Each time the onions were ready and taken off the burner (or squelched with canned tomatoes) 8 minutes following the start of heating. Initial Dylos total readings ranged from 72 to 281. Peak…"
Apr 15, 2019

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At 11:20am on March 18, 2019, Paul Raymer said…

Don -

Hope you are doing well and enjoying life!

I am working on an IAQ program for existing homes with the EPA and wondered if I could get you to take a look at a short section on combustion safety.  I think it's covered, but I would welcome your input.

Thanks.  Paul

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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