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Has Anyone seen one of these before??

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JUGHNE
JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075


I just put this together.....does anyone know what it does?

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  • KC_Jones
    KC_Jones Member Posts: 5,742
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    Clothes dryer for wet clothes after working. The middle section is for pants and shirts the ends are to hang boots.
    2014 Weil Mclain EG-40
    EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Boiler Control
    Boiler pictures updated 2/21/15
    Intplm.
  • Henry
    Henry Member Posts: 998
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    For a fire station
    Intplm.
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,006
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    Agreed to the above. Fire departments use them after washing there turn out gear.
    There is a big push to have all fire departments provide wash and dry for all uniforms soiled from debris left on there gear.
    The debris left on turn out gear has been found to be cancer causing.
    In the past some fire department members would leave there uniforms dirty as some sort of badge of honor.

    So, @JUGHNE that piping arrangement that you installed is a dryer for Kevlar, (and other types) of turn out gear.
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Looks cool. Curious questions...
    Who designs it?
    What's drying it? Just air supplied by the fan at whatever the outdoor temperature?

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

  • hot_rod
    hot_rod Member Posts: 22,258
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    seems the bigger load on drying is getting the humidity out of the space? Nice piping work.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    Living the hydronic dream
    JUGHNE
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075
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    I guess it was too obvious.
    The blower is 10 9/16" radial blade on direct drive 3450 RPM 1 HP motor. Rated 746 CFM @ 1".

    6" manifold with 2" "stick men". Each stick man has about 100 1/4" holes drilled in it. The bottom caps have 3 holes for boot drying. Uses indoor air as all this gear is air dry only.

    We had a fund raiser and came up with more than enough to cover the $8,000 or so washer/extractor.
    The washer is specifically designed for turn out gear. Slow speed extractor is pretty gentle on the gear. Agitation and high speed spinning will knock the fire retardant out of the material.

    The washer cycle for the 2 sets of inside liners takes about 1 hour. Another hour for the outside shells, Nomax hoods and gloves.

    But the liners are quilted and take about 6 hours to dry, the outer shells only 2-3 hours.

    Our gear was new in 2003 and this is the first washing for it.
    We might have 3-4 structural fires a year.

    The design was copied from another department who probably copied it from a high dollar commercial unit.

    But, now the gear has lost that great "patina of aroma". :/
    BillyOJackmartinSolid_Fuel_ManSeanBeans
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,075
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    This is inside a 10,000 sq ft building with 15' ceilings, so plenty of dry air available this time of year.
  • bio_guy
    bio_guy Member Posts: 89
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    They put their pants on one pipe at a time, just like you do.
    BillyOErin Holohan Haskellkcoppunclejohn
  • Jackmartin
    Jackmartin Member Posts: 196
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    Nice job!
    JUGHNE
  • Intplm.
    Intplm. Member Posts: 2,006
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    The one I installed came in a kit.
    @JUGHNE The one I did didn't look as good as yours.
    Nice job!
    JUGHNE