With the nuclear radiation from Japan spreading all over the planet,
I'd like to buy a geiger counter to watch the levels, and if they get
high, be able to take cover with my family in our fallout shelter.
Where can someone buy a Geiger Counter?
One other thing, I am looking for a method to filter the air vents to
our underground fallout shelter to filter nuclear radiation.
Presently the vent pipes just have a mesh filter similar to a furnace
filter. I dont think this is sufficient for nuclear radiation. What
do I need for this? (The air vents are just standard sheet metal
furnace ducts which go to the outside and have a rain bonnet over
them. There is a 12V electric fan on the intake, connected to a car
battery and with a 120vac battery charger. There is also with a hand
crank in case of complete power outage. (I just ordered some solar
cells to bring in power to charge the battery).
On Mar 23, 4:40 am, email@example.com (Jerry - OHIO) wrote:
I don't see the application mentioned.
I found two major sources of radioactive components in home. Old
clock, and a Pentax lens.
You can sort of filter radiation. Carbon filters and electrostatic
filters, but they don't reduce room radiation significantly.
I have high radon in winter months and low in summer. You can.'t
measure radon with a regular counter, but you can measure the filter
Counters, try ghost hunting equipment.
Dear José, i felt the same threat was upon my family too. I looked the
internet for suppliers but they all replied : "out of stock for for at
least 2 more months"
Even the official website is sold out.
Anyway i was able to buy two in mint condition from this website.
Hope it helps.
You can't filter nuclear radiation with an air filter.
You filter the particles that are radiating.
HEPA filter should be as good as you can get.
Remember, that the filter will be radioactive, so you need
some shielding between you and it.
And what are you doing about all the radioactive dust that
you're dragging into the shelter on your clothing?
For the likely radiation levels outside the evacuation zone,
I'd go for a gas mask filter and start wearing it 24/7 now.
Suppose a Geiger Counter could be useful, but if you live
anywhere near a populated area, it's gonna be all over the
IN a year of so, you'll be able to pick up a Geiger Counter
at a yard sale for nearly free.
The most important thing you need for a shelter is a very
good lock on the door. Bomb proof doesn't have anything to
do with the "big one"...it has to resist the IED that your
neighbors are gonna use to get your food.
Then you need land mines around your
solar cells. Otherwise, neither will last very long
when the roving marauders come to call.
I think we'll all be fine...OR...we're screwed.
Don't see much middle ground where one family can rise
above the rest.
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