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Chute Material

Chutes handling hotel, hospital or general household linen should be made of not lighter than 16 ga. aluminized steel or stainless steel.

Intake Doors

Typical 18" wide x 18" high, hand operated intake doors, self-closing, self-latching, noiseless, side hinged 170° swing with 1-1/2 hour ‘UL’ label; maximum 30-minute, 250° F temperature rise. Entire door (front and back panels) in stainless steel finish with ADA compliant lever handle with lock and 2 keys. Patent Pending


For built in wall discharge of hopper type, a self-closing, top hinged, 1-1/2 hour ‘UL’ label door is furnished with 165° F fusible link. (Drain is optional). For direct discharge into receptacle use standard trash chute discharge.


Full diameter vent of same gauge as chute extending minimum of 3 feet (per NFPA) above roof with metal safety cap. See picture on page 2.

Floor Frames

Standard floor frames are 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 3/16" steel angle 12" longer than the chute diameter.

Standard Accessories

1/2" NPT sprinkler and 3/4" NPT flushing heads above top intake. Additional 1/2" sprinkler heads at alternate intakes and at first intake as required by NFPA code.

Chute Construction

Chutes shall be fully factory assembled with all joints welded. There shall be a minimum of one expansion joint per floor and a flush interior assembled without bolts, rivets or clips. The intake door and frame shall be adjustable and securely fastened to the intake throats that are formed as an integral part of the chute section. Chute throat shall have a standard dimension of 10". Larger throats built to accommodate special job conditions. Chute shall be straight and plumb with no offset.


Trash Chute Dimensions

Custom door sizes available upon request - contact us for information
* Door sizes are nominal


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