Trash chutes make living in a multi-story building much easier and safer, by allowing people to clear out the trash from their apartment or condominium without having to navigate stairs at the same time. The downside is that with heavy use, trash chutes can have parts wear out. Never fear, however, because replacement trash chute door parts are available which save you money and reduce down time.
It is possible to buy several kinds of replacement parts, including closers, handles, latches, latch bolts, hinges, and fusible links. Closers come in gas and hydraulic styles, and help get the trash door close safely once you are done using it. They typically come in 8” and 10” sizes, exclusive of the piston arm when measuring the cylinder alone. The closers help a door self-close which is important for the door to retain its fire rating. It keeps the door from being left open which can allow smoke and fire to come up the chute.
T Handle Spindle for but trash and laundry chute doors.
Other trash chute door parts include new handles which can be in a T or an L (ADA) configuration. T handles are nice for people to be able to grip and turn to open the door. L handles are great for people who have disabilities, because it is easier to move the handle without having to grip it. Depending on the design, some can be keyed alike which makes it easier for maintenance staff and building supervisors to do what they need to do with checking the chutes’ operation.
Some trash chute door parts replace the hinges. There are doors that open sideways while others open with the hinge at the bottom. Either design can be easily fixed with new hinges when the years take their toll. Being able to replace the hinges can get the trash chute back up and running very quickly, which can be a health and safety issue as well.
Some trash chute door parts include safety features like fusible links. A fusible link helps keep a fire from shooting up the chute to the upper floors of the building. The bottom door, called the discharge door, shuts when the heat from the fire melts the fusible link which had been keeping the door open.
10″ Hydraulic Closer trash chute door parts
Another type of trash chute door parts is an odor suppressor. They come in various scents, and can also be used to keep rats and mice at bay. This is important for health since rodents can carry all kinds of diseases. Plus, it can be much more pleasant to have a fresh or fruit scent coming from the trash chute.
There is no need to replace an entire trash chute door, when the parts are easy to obtain and install. They can provide a lower cost solution for building managers to use to take care of maintenance issues. The other good part is that it can be a much faster solution to get a broken trash chute up and going. Having a trash chute go down can cause frustration for tenants, so fixing it makes life so much better.
Thumb Latch Trigger Kit for SIDE HINGED Door