Downloadable Fan Installation Instructions

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RP / RPc Series
Installation Instructions
IN020 Rev T 0217
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Fan Installation & Operating Instructions
Please Read and Save These Instructions.
DO NOT CONNECT POWER SUPPLY UNTIL FAN IS COMPLETELY INSTALLED. MAKE SURE ELECTRICAL
SERVICE TO FAN IS LOCKED IN “OFF” POSITION. DISCONNECT POWER BEFORE SERVICING FAN.
1. WARNING! For General Ventilating Use Only. Do Not Use to Exhaust Hazardous, Corrosive or Explosive Materials,
Gases or Vapors. See Vapor Intrusion Application Note #AN001 for important information on VI Applications.
See RadonAway.com/vapor-intrusion.
2. NOTE: Fan is suitable for use with solid state speed controls; however, use of speed controls is not generally recommended.
2. WARNING! Check voltage at the fan to insure it corresponds with nameplate.
3. WARNING! Normal operation of this device may affect the combustion airflow needed for safe operation of fuel burning
equipment. Check for possible backdraft conditions on all combustion devices after installation.
4. NOTICE! There are no user serviceable parts located inside the fan unit. Do NOT attempt to open. Return unit to the factory
for service.
5. WARNING! Do not leave fan unit installed on system piping without electrical power for more than 48 hours. Fan
failure could result from this non-operational storage.
6. WARNING! TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS, OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING:
a) Use this unit only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. If you have questions, contact the manufacturer.
b) Before servicing or cleaning unit, switch power off at service panel and lock the service disconnecting means to
prevent power from being switched on accidentally. When the service disconnecting means cannot be locked, securely
fasten a prominent warning device, such as a tag, to the service panel.
c) Installation work and electrical wiring must be done by qualified person(s) in accordance with all applicable codes
and standards, including fire rated construction.
d) Sufficient air is needed for proper combustion and exhausting of gases through the flue (chimney) of fuel burning
equipment to prevent backdrafting. Follow the heating equipment manufacturers’ guidelines and safety standards
such as those published by any National Fire Protection Association, and the American Society for Heating,
Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the local code authorities.
e) When cutting or drilling into a wall or ceiling, do not damage electrical wiring and other hidden utilities.
f) Ducted fans must always be vented to outdoors.
g) If this unit is to be installed over a tub or shower, it must be marked as appropriate for the application and be
connected to a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protected branch circuit.
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Fan Installation & Operating Instructions
RP140
RP145
RP260
RP265
RP380
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Fan Series
28460 RP140c | P/N 23029-1 28461
RP145c | P/N 23030-1
28462 RP260c | P/N 23032-1
28463 RP265c | P/N 23033-1
28464
1.0 SYSTEM DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
1.1 INTRODUCTION
The RP / RPc Series Radon Fans are intended for use by trained, professional, certified/licensed radon mitigators.
The purpose of these instructions is to provide additional guidance for the most effective use of an RP / RPC Series
Fans. These instructions should be considered supplemental to EPA/radon industry standard practices, state and local
building codes and regulations. In the event of a conflict, those codes, practices and regulations take precedence over
these instructions.
1.2 FAN SEALING
The RP / RPc Series Fans are factory sealed; no additional caulk or other materials are required to inhibit air leakage.
1.3 ENVIRONMENTALS
The RP / RPc Series Fans are designed to perform year-round in all but the harshest climates without additional
concern for temperature or weather. For installations in an area of severe cold weather, please contact RadonAway for
assistance. When not in operation, the fan should be stored in an area where the temperature is never less than
32 degrees F or more than 100 degrees F.
1.4 ACOUSTICS
The RP / RPc Series Fans, when installed properly, operate with little or no noticeable noise to the building occupants.
The velocity of the outgoing air should be considered in the overall system design. In some cases the “rushing” sound
of the outlet air may be disturbing. In these instances, the use of a RadonAway Exhaust Muffler is recommended.
[To ensure quiet operation of inline and remote fans, each fan shall be installed using sound attenuation techniques appropriate for the
installation. For bathroom and general ventilation applications, at least 8 feet of insulated flexible duct shall be installed between the exhaust or
supply grille(s) and the fan(s). RP / RPc Series Fans are not suitable for kitchen range hood remote ventilation applications.]
1.5 GROUND WATER
In the event that a temporary high water table results in water at or above slab level, water may be drawn into the
riser pipes, thus blocking air flow to the RP / RPc Series Fan. The lack of cooling air may result in the fan cycling on
and off as the internal temperature rises above the thermal cutoff and falls upon shutoff. Should this condition arise, it
is recommended that the fan be turned off until the water recedes, allowing for return to normal operation.
1.6 SLAB COVERAGE
The RP / RPc Series Fans can provide coverage up to 2000+ sq. ft. per slab penetration. This will primarily depend
on the sub-slab material in any particular installation. In general, the tighter the material, the smaller the area covered
per penetration. Appropriate selection of the RP / RPc Series Fan best suited for the sub-slab material can improve the
slab coverage. The RP140/140c and RP145/145c are best suited for general purpose use. The RP260/260c can be
used where additional airflow is required, and the RP265/265c and RP380/380c are best suited for large slab, high
airflow applications. Additional suction points can be added as required. It is recommended that a small pit (5 to 10
gallons in size) be created below the slab at each suction hole.
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1.7 CONDENSATION & DRAINAGE
Condensation is formed in the piping of a mitigation system when the air in the piping is chilled below its dew point.
This can occur at points where the system piping goes through unheated space such as an attic, garage or outside.
The system design must provide a means for water to drain back to a slab hole to remove the condensation. The RP /
RPc Series Fan MUST be mounted vertically plumb and level, with the outlet pointing up for proper drainage through
the fan. Avoid mounting the fan in any orientation that will allow water to accumulate inside the fan housing. The RP
/ RPc Series Fans are NOT suitable for underground burial.
For RP / RPc Series Fan piping, the following table provides the minimum recommended pipe diameter and pitch
under several system conditions.
Minimum Rise per Ft of Run*
Pipe
Diameter
@25 CFM
@50 CFM
@100 CFM
@200 CFM
@300 CFM
6”
-
3/16
1/4
3/8
3/4
4”
1/8
1/4
3/8
2 3/8
-
3”
1/4
3/8
1 1/2
-
-
*Typical RP/RPc (except RP380/RP380c) Series Fan operational flow rate is 25 - 90 CFM on 3” and 4” pipe.(For more precision,
determine flow rate by measuring Static Pressure, in WC, and correlate pressure to flow in the performance chart in the addendum.)
1.8 SYSTEM MONITOR & LABEL
A System Monitor, such as a manometer (P/N 50017) or audible alarm (P/N 28001-2, 28001-4 or 28421),
should be provided and is required to notify the occupants of a fan system malfunction. A System Label (provided
with Manometer P/N 50017) with instructions for contacting the installing contractor for service and identifying
the necessity for regular radon tests to be conducted by the building occupants must be conspicuously placed in a
location where the occupants frequent and can see the label.
1.9 VENTILATION
If used as a ventilation fan, any type of ducting is acceptable; however, flexible nonmetallic ducting is recommended
for easy installation and quieter operation. Insulated flexible ducting is highly recommended in cold climates to
prevent the warm bathroom air, for example, from forming condensation in the ducting where it is exposed to colder
attic air. The outlet of the fan should always be ducted to the outside. Avoid venting the outlet of the fan directly into
an attic area. The excess moisture from the bathroom can cause damage to building structure and any items stored
in the attic. Multiple venting points may be connected together using a “T” or “Y” fitting. Ideally, the duct should
be arranged such that equal duct lengths are used between intake and “T” or “Y” fitting; this will result in equal
flow rates in each intake branch. If adjustable intake grilles are used on multi-intake systems, then the opening on
each grille should be equal in order to minimize noise and resistance. Straight smooth runs of rigid metal ducting
will present the least resistance and maximize system performance. The Equivalent Length of Rigid Metal Ducting
resulting in .2”WC pressure loss for each Fan Model is provided in the Specifications section of these instructions.
Flexible ducting, if used, must always be as close to being fully extended as possible. Formed rigid metal duct elbows
will present the least resistance and maximize system performance; recommended bend radius of elbow is at least
1.5 x duct diameter.
RP / RPc Series fans are not suitable for kitchen range hood remote ventilation applications. For quietest performance,
the fan should be mounted farther away from the inlet duct, near the outside vent. A minimum distance of 8 feet is
recommended between the fan or T/Y of a multi-intake system and intake grille(s).
Backdraft dampers allow airflow in only one direction, preventing cold/hot draughts from entering the vented area
and minimizing possible condensation and icing within the system while the fan is not operating. Backdraft dampers
are highly recommended at each intake grille for bathroom ventilation in all cold climate installations. Installation
instructions are included with Spruce backdraft dampers.
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1.10 ELECTRICAL WIRING
The RP / RPc Series Fans operate on standard 120V, 60Hz AC. All wiring must be performed in accordance with
National Fire Protection (NFPA) National Electrical Code, Standard #70, current edition, for all commercial and
industrial work, and state and local building codes. All wiring must be performed by a qualified and licensed
electrician. Outdoor installations require the use of a UL Listed watertight conduit. Ensure that all exterior electrical
boxes are outdoor rated and properly sealed to prevent water penetration into the box. A means, such as a weep hole,
is recommended to drain the box.
1.11 SPEED CONTROLS
The RP / RPc Series Fans are rated for use with electronic speed controls; however, speed controls are generally not
recommended. If used, the recommended speed control is Pass & Seymour Solid State Speed Control.
2.0 INSTALLATION
The RP / RPc Series Fans can be mounted indoors or
outdoors. (It is suggested that EPA and radon mitigation
standards recommendations be followed in choosing
the fan location.) The RP / RPc Series Fans may be
mounted directly on the system piping or fastened to a
supporting structure by means of an optional mounting
bracket.
For the ENERGY STAR Labeled RP140 / RP140c ,
the ducting from the fan to the outside of the building
has a strong effect on noise and fan energy use. Use
the shortest, straightest duct routing possible for best
performance, and avoid installing the fan with smaller
ducts than recommended. Insulation around the ducts
can reduce energy loss and inhibit mold growth. Fans
installed with existing ducts may not achieve their rated
airflow.
2.1 MOUNTING
Mount the RP / RPc Series Fan vertically with outlet
up. Ensure the unit is plumb and level. When mounting
directly on the system piping assure that the fan does
not contact any building surface to avoid vibration
noise.
2.2 MOUNTING BRACKET (optional)
The RP / RPc Series Fan may be optionally secured
with the RadonAway mounting bracket (P/N 25007 or
25033 for RP380 only). Foam or rubber grommets may
also be used between the bracket and mounting surface
for vibration isolation.
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2.3 SYSTEM PIPING
Complete piping run using flexible couplings as a means of
disconnect for servicing the unit and for vibration isolation. As
the fan is typically outside of the building thermal boundary
and is venting to the outside, installation of insulation around
the fan is not required.
2.4 ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
Connect wiring with wire nuts provided, observing proper
connections (See Section 1.10). Note that the fan is not
intended for connection to rigid metal conduit.
Fan Wire
Green
Black
White
Connection
Ground
AC Hot
AC Common
2.5 VENT MUFFLER (optional)
Install the muffler assembly in the selected location in the
outlet ducting. Solvent weld all connections. The muffler is
normally installed at the end of the vent pipe.
2.6 OPERATION CHECKS & ANNUAL
SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
______ Verify all connections are tight and leak-free.
______ Ensure the RP / RPc Series Fan and all ducting are secure and vibration-free.
______ Verify system vacuum pressure with manometer. Ensure vacuum pressure is within normal operating range and less than the maximum recommended operating pressure.
(Based on sea-level operation, at higher altitudes reduce by about 4% per 1000 feet)
(Further reduce Maximum Operating Pressure by 10% for High Temperature environments.)
See Product Specifications. If this is exceeded, increase the number of suction points.
______ Verify Radon levels by testing to EPA Protocol and applicable testing standards.
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RP / RPc Series Product Specifications
The following chart shows fan preformance for the RP / RPc Series Fans:
Typical CFM Vs. Static Pressure “WC
0”
.25”
.5”
.75”
1.0”
1.25”
1.5”
1.75”
2.0”
RP140/140c
135
103
70
14
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-
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RP145/145c
166
146
126
104
82
61
41
21
3
RP260/260c
251
200
157
117
70
26
-
-
-
RP265/265c
334
291
247
210
176
142
116
87
52
RP380/380c
497
401
353
281
220
176
130
80
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Model
Power Consumption
120VAC, 60Hz, 1.5 Amp Maximum
Maximum Recommended Operation Pressure*
(Sea Level Operation)**
RP140/140c
15 - 21 watts
0.7” WC
RP145/145c
41 - 72 watts
1.7” WC
RP260/260c
47-65 watts
1.3” WC
RP265/265c
91 - 129 watts
2.2” WC
RP380/380c
95 - 152 watts
2.0” WC
*Reduce by 10% for High Temperature Operation **Reduce by 4% per 1000 ft. of altitude.
Model
Size
Weight
Inlet/Outlet
L.2
RP140/140c
8.5”H x 9.7” Dia.
5.5 lbs
4.5”OD (4.0” PVC Sched 40 size compatible)
25
RP145/145c
8.5”H x 9.7” Dia.
5.5 lbs
4,5” OD
15
RP260/260c
8.6”H x 11.75” Dia.
5.5 lbs
6.0” OD
48
RP265/265c
8.6”H x 11.75” Dia.
6.5 lbs
6.0” OD
30
RP380/380c
10.53”H x 13.41” Dia.
11.5 lbs
8.0” OD
57
L.2 = Estimated Equivalent Length of Rigid Metal Ducting resulting in .2” WC pressure loss for Duct Size listed. Longer Equivalent Lengths
can be accommodated at Flows Lower than that at .2” WC pressure loss (see CFM Vs Static Pressure “WC Table).
Recommended Ducting: RP/RPc Series Fans (excluding RP380/380c), 3” or 4” Schedule 20/40 PVC Pipe;
RP380/RP380c, 6” Schedule 20/40 PVC Pipe
PVC Pipe Mounting: If used for Ventilation, use 4”, 6” or 8” Rigid or Flexible Ducting.
Mount on the duct pipe or with optional mounting bracket.
Storage Temperature Range: 32-100 degrees F
Thermal Cutout:
Continuous Duty
RP140/140c
130oC (266oF)
RP145/145c
150oC (302oF)
RP260/260c
150oC (302oF)
RP265/265c
150oC (302oF)
RP380
150oC (302oF))
Class F Insulation (RP140/RP140c Class B)
Thermally Protected Manual Reset
3000 RPM
Rated for Indoor or Outdoor Use
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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO INSTALLER
Inspect the RadonAway® RP/RPc, GP/GPc, XR/XRc, XP/XPc, XR and SF Series Fan for shipping damage within 15
days of receipt. Notify RadonAway of any damages immediately. RadonAway is not responsible for damages incurred
during shipping. However, for your benefit, RadonAway does insure shipments.
There are no user serviceable parts inside the fan. Do not attempt to open the housing. Return unit to factory for
service.
Install the RP/RPc, GP/GPc, XP/XPc, and XR SF Series Fan in accordance with all EPA, ANSI/AARST standard
practices, and state and local building codes and regulations.
Provide a copy of this instruction or comparable radon system and testing information to the building occupants
after completing system installation.
Warranty
RadonAway® warrants that the RP/RPc, GP/GPc (excluding GP500), XP/XPc, XR, SF Series Fan (the “Fan”) will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase or 18 months from the date of manufacture, whichever
is sooner (the “Warranty Term”).
RadonAway® will replace any fan which fails due to defects in materials or workmanship during the Warranty Term. This Warranty
is contingent on installation of the Fan in accordance with the instructions provided. This Warranty does not apply where any repairs
or alterations have been made or attempted by others, or if the unit has been abused or misused. Warranty does not cover damage in
shipment unless the damage is due to the negligence of RadonAway®.
The Fan must be returned (at Owner’s cost) to the RadonAway® factory. Any Fan returned to the factory will be discarded unless the
Owner provides specific instructions along with the Fan when it is returned regardless of whether or not the Fan is actually replaced
under this warranty. Proof of purchase must be supplied upon request for service under this Warranty.
5-YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY WITH PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION.
RadonAway® will extend the Warranty Term of the fan to 60 months (5 years) from date of purchase or 66 months from date of
manufacture, whichever is sooner, provided that the fan is installed by a professional radon mitigation contractor. Proof of purchase
and/or proof of professional installation may be required for service under this warranty. No extended warranty is offered outside the
Continental United States and Canada beyond the standard 12 months from the date of purchase or 18 months from the date of
manufacture, whichever is sooner.
RadonAway® is not responsible for installation, removal or delivery costs associated with this Warranty.
LIMITATION OF WARRANTY
EXCEPT AS STATED ABOVE, THE RP/RPc, GP/GPc (excluding GP500), XP/XPc, XR, SF SERIES FANS ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT
WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL RADONAWAY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THE FAN OR THE PERFORMANCE THEREOF. RADONAWAY’S AGGREGATE
LIABILITY HEREUNDER SHALL NOT IN ANY EVENT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF SAID PRODUCT. THE
SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT, TO
THE EXTENT THE SAME DOES NOT MEET WITH RADONAWAY’S WARRANTY AS PROVIDED ABOVE.
For service under this Warranty, contact RadonAway for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and shipping information. No
returns can be accepted without an RMA. If factory return is required, the customer assumes all shipping costs, including insurance, to
and from factory.
RadonAway® 3 Saber Way
Ward Hill, MA 01835 USA TEL (978) 521-3703
FAX (978) 521-3964
Email to: Returns@RadonAway.com
Record the following information for your records:
Serial Number: IN020 Rev T 0217
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