In high-rise buildings, there are commonly found trash and laundry chutes. They make life so much easier instead of having to take a heavy and/or smelly bag of things downstairs. From time to time they do need maintenance, however. And a common part that breaks down that needs replacement is the closer in your trash or laundry chute door.
There are a number of ways to fix broken or missing chute closer. One is to install a new 17” chute closer. This is ideal for larger doors ranging in size from 14” X 17” to 24” X 24”. It is more heavy duty and can handle heavier doors, such as those made from steel. A 17” closer will work for either side or bottom hinged chute doors. Its size is based on how long it is when it is fully extended. When closed, it measures just over 10”.
17″ Chute Closer (gas)
This 10″ Extended Chute Closer is for a Bottom Hinged Chute Door. 17.2″ long when Extended and 10.2″ when Compressed. Ball Socket End Fittings with Spring Clip. Standard Compression Gas Spring or sometimes called Hydraulic closer. This closure will fit the following size doors 14 x 17, 15 x 18, 18 x 18, 21 x 18, 21 x 21, and 24 x 24.
Side hinged doors often are used for laundry, since laundry is frequently put into a bag first, or large sheets are bundled up. Having a 17” chute closer means all you have to do is let go of the handle on your door and the door will self close automatically. give the door a tap when you are done and the door will close for you. The length of the closer means the door can open wide for easy access until it is time to close.
A 17” chute closer operates on gas. Gas openers are also called gas or hydraulic springs, since there is a gas inside the piston cylinder which gives a smooth opening performance. This means those residents who might otherwise have difficulty working the door will find it much easier and even those who do not will appreciate having a little help when dealing with dirty laundry or the week’s trash.
17” chute closers are manufactured for many brands like Midland Metalcraft, American Chute Systems, Century Chutes, Wilkinson, Acme Chutes, and American Chute Systems, so for the most part, regardless of what brand of chute a building has installed, the part will be available. Maintenance workers can shop with confidence and find what they need to get their residents taken care of.
Chute closers are often important to keep down sounds, odors, fires, or vermin. 17” chute closers provide style, comfort, and performance, all for an affordable price.