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60 minute timed test with Inspector in a plastic zip lock baggie on top of a hepa filter
2555 counts per hour
42.5 counts per minute
.1 or .19 microsieverts
:(

Normal inside background is 32cpm.


Sat Jul 19, 2014 2:44 pm
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May I ask a few questions, because I have done many of those tests too.

Was the filter/purification system still running on the unit during the time of testing.

Was this from inside or outside air?

How long did it take for the reading to return to normal?

I would like to mention that I am in Illinois and my outside readings have been recently above my normally seen level. Not good. :(

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MY OUTSIDE RADIATION MONITORING STATION:
South Beloit, Illinois - GMC200 Outside on HEPA air purifier, ground level, facing West.
http://netc.com/chart/view.php?n=1%3AEB5A139C


Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:27 am
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KingCobra wrote:
May I ask a few questions, because I have done many of those tests too.

Was the filter/purification system still running on the unit during the time of testing.

Was this from inside or outside air?

How long did it take for the reading to return to normal?

I would like to mention that I am in Illinois and my outside readings have been recently above my normally seen level. Not good. :(

Hi King Cobra, Sorry for the tardy reply.

I put the hepa machine in that particular room because it gets the dustiest from the vent. That vent is closest to the ac/heater unit.
I slid the filter out of unit and put it in a plastic bag and tested it in another room.
It is inside air but the filter is set up close to the heating/ac vent.
The reading did not go back to normal.

I've been watching Illinois too. :/
MI had a radcon 5 yesterday. Clear day. Hardly any breeze at all.


Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:49 am
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Um, hardly any breeze at all at ground level. Check out the upper atmosphere jet stream. You and I are parked under it.

http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

Run the animations over a twenty day period.


Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:05 am
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Grayling Skies wrote:
Um, hardly any breeze at all at ground level. Check out the upper atmosphere jet stream. You and I are parked under it.

http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

Run the animations over a twenty day period.


I think we are getting WIPPed to.


Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:27 pm
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Straight shot from Japan to Oregon then watch as the jet stream bounces along the northern border of the US, does a tap dance on Michigan & Wisconsin and then drops in on NY and Maine before heading off to Greenland & Denmark. Two rad 5 warnings today already plus Buffalo's level 3 rad alert. We're getting Fuku'd on a daily basis

Looking for a cheap gamma ray detector to investigate that other elephant in the room, our local EPA cleanup site. The spent fuel sits above ground here at Maine Yankee in Wiscasset (at sea level). We are one earthquake away from a radiation dump into the Atlantic and our own little Fukushima. Written off as safe back in 2005. Right. I trust the govt. Trust but verify.

The Feds are responsible for removing these waste containers. It's only been 17 years.


Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:23 pm
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Grayling Skies- why am I not surprised it is still sitting there after 17 years!


Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:51 pm
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I have to say that it was the dirty side I tested. I should have also tested the cleaner side. Duh. Next time.


Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:27 pm
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On the Hepa filter the dirty side is the one to test because the clean side is normally very low if the Hepa filter is doing its job.


Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:30 pm
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