Laundry Chute Installation
Domestic laundry chute installation
Our domestic laundry chutes can be installed by an experienced DIYer or tradesman usually in a couple of hours. When you receive your chute from us, we supply a drawing of how it will look when finished. We also number every part so you can install as your drawing describes. Every installation is different, so we personally provide a detailed drawing specifically for your chute. We also supply a mobile number should the installer require guidance during installation. Another option if the chute is complicated (several floors, offsets etc) is for us to provide a video of how your chute will go together.
Laundry jet installation
The laundry jet is normally installed near the washing machine. 6” pipe is then run from unit to each port required in the house. The ports are normally installed on walls which allows 8” behind the port. This can be on any floor up, down, or sideways. The number of ports required will determine which unit you need in your home up to a maximum of 8 ports and 50m of pipework. The return unit can also be installed on any floor but must then ‘Tee’ back onto the main suction pipe. The return unit uses the suction from the vacuum unit. As every laundry jet installation is different it will be specifically designed for the client.
Commercial linen chute installation
To gain a quote and design for a commercial linen chute we would request that you send us floor plans with every floor the chute will be installed. The reason we ask for every floor is in the past we have found that some floors don’t line up or there’s an obstruction (door, pipework, wall to close etc). Sometimes it just needs a different eye to pick up on any potential problems. We also require a section drawing which has finished floor levels. Our commercial laundry chutes are installed from the bottom up. The discharge end is held up by an Acro prop which bolted to the bottom of the chute and the floor. Each level has an ‘H’ plate which is bolted to the floor. The discharge end is at 90° and is double walled to take the weight of dirty linen falling from a height. We then lower an extension through the floor plate above. The top of the extension has a female end with four ‘lugs’ welded at 90°. This is bolted to the floor plate. Next, we add the hopper which has a male end on the bottom which slides into the extension below and is secured in place with a locking band. The hopper is 1200mm tall x the diameter of the chute (normally 600mm but can go up to 900mm). We then add a male/female extension which is 1200mm tall and is also secured in place with a locking band. At this point we go to the floor above and lower the top extension which is manufactured to size with an extra 100mm. This is where we require the FFL’s. This extension goes all the way into the 1200mm below until the ‘lugs’ sit on the floor plate which is then bolted down. Each floor above this is installed the same way. The only exceptions are when there is no door required on that floor in which case, we just install a normal 1200mm tall extension or this floor requires the linen chute to offset to avoid obstructions. When we get to the last floor the chute can then either be extended above the roof or end above the last door with a cowl on top which allows for any backdraft when inserting large amounts of linen. We then run a the electric and communication cable which loops from the top hopper door down to each door and finishes at the discharge end. These cables will be wired into each hopper door control panel finishing at the master control panel on completion of the chute.
A short video of a domestic chute going together
Following on from our successful show in Dublin March 2022 and Belfast Oct 2022 Easyline laundry chutes are happy to announce we will be back in Dublin May 2023. Please visit us again for free tickets and further information