Don Fugler replied to Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources in Kitchen Ventilation
"Another general resource is the indoor air quality guidelines of Health Canada at: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/air-quality/residen...
These are particularly important if you would like to have some basic information on the health…"
Jan 22
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Links to resources in Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"Here is a link to the Health Canada site that references indoor air quality guidelines: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/air-quality/residen...
If you want to explore the arcane world of oxides of nitrogen or volatile organic…"
Jan 22
Don Fugler left a comment on Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"There is a recent study on the accuracy of home radon monitors - https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-6498/ab96d6

The Corentium we use for the ROCIS monitoring fared well in that study."
Dec 16, 2020
Don Fugler left a comment on Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"There is no energy benefit to a fireplace. A woodstove mounted in the hearth can heat the house but almost all fireplaces lose energy through the relatively uncontrolled air movement up the chimney. Fitted glass doors can make a difference; they can…"
Nov 4, 2020
Don Fugler replied to Shanna Kovalchick's discussion Outdoor Air Quality in Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"Cohort 43 is quite unique in that there are no face-to-face meetings, but lots of GoToWebinar meetings to discuss protocol and findings. Curiously, people seem to have more time available to come to internet meetings, record incidents in their…"
May 11, 2020
Don Fugler left a comment on Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"There is more COVID-19 advice coming from reputable organizations. For example, for workplaces (rather than homes), here is some advice from the World Health Organization:
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/getting-workpl..."
Mar 19, 2020
Don Fugler commented on Building Performance Association's blog post Building Performance Association’s COVID-19 Response
"The members of this group could start by listing reputable HVAC-related guidance for COVID-19. Here is some European advice:
https://www.rehva.eu/fileadmin/user_upload/REHVA_covid_guidance_doc...
and here is a workplace document from the WHO:…"
Mar 19, 2020
Don Fugler left a comment on Kitchen Ventilation
"The ROCIS Range Hood Guidance Document update - see below - has resulted in correspondence with researchers and ventilation experts. During those conversations, several interesting points emerged:
- The range hood capture efficiency testing is…"
Mar 13, 2020
Don Fugler left a comment on Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"Tom Phillips will be talking about climate change and houses at 12:00 Friday on IAQ Radio: https://www.iaqradio.com/
Tom always has interesting things to say on this important topic. "
Oct 31, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion What indoor particle sources have you noticed? in Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"We have had very few smokers in the ROCIS sample of participants. They were not deliberately excluded: it may be that smokers do not wish to participate in a survey on particle counts in houses. The results could be discouraging. In this cohort,…"
Aug 14, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Difficult retrofits in 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
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion What indoor particle sources have you noticed? in Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"There have been two particle sources that have been identified lately. One participant said that his wife's hairdryer activity would send Dylos counts to 20,000. What causes that? Is it particles given off by the dryer itself or hair/treatment…"
Apr 14, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Shanna Kovalchick's discussion Outdoor Air Quality in Low-cost residential particle monitoring
"There was a significant drop in outdoor particles on March 31, 2019. Outside was in the Dylos "Excellent" range, or less than 75 counts. That is very unusual. Here is the Dygraph for that day:


When outside particles go down so quickly, you often…"
Apr 10, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Difficult retrofits in Kitchen Ventilation
"The beauty of a duct running in an unfinished basement is that you can put a clean-out/inspection cover at the bottom of the vertical run and check it ever so often."
Apr 4, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in Kitchen Ventilation
"There are more sensitive CO detectors on the market but, unfortunately, their very sensitivity makes it impossible to meet UL standards. The revised Canadian CO sensor standard, CSA 6.19, has a section for sensitive alarms. I am not sure if any…"
Apr 4, 2019
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Depressurization/make-up air issues in Kitchen Ventilation
"Brennan
Most of the research we did on combustion spillage (including surveys) was undertaken in the 1980s. Retrieval of those reports (even ASHRAE papers) is not easily done through Google or other general sources. The corporation I worked for,…"
Mar 28, 2019
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