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8 Inch Retracted Closer for Trash or Laundry Chute

Trash Chutes and laundry chutes are frequently found in high-rise buildings, and from time to time, they will need to have some maintenance done.  One thing that happens from time to time is the closing mechanisms will need to be replaced either due to wear and tear or damage.  One item you can choose to solve this problem is a retracted shaft closer.  You can buy retracted closers in several sizes, and for several door styles, including side hinged and bottom hinged doors.

8 Inch Retracted Hydraulic Chute Door Closer

8 Inch Retracted Hydraulic Closer

This 8″ Retracted Hydraulic closer is for both Bottom Hinged and  Side Hinged chute intake door. This closer will fit the following size doors 12 x 15, 14 x 17, 15 x 15, 15 x 18, 18 x 18, 21 x 21, and 24 x 24.



A retracted closer for a side hinged door can fit a variety of sizes of doors as well, ranging from 12” X 15” to 24” X 24”.  The closer itself weighs just about a pound and cylinder is about 1” in diameter.  It can be configured to fit either left or right hinged doors.   The closer comes in a kit and comes with a mounting bracket.  Since it is small and light it will be quick and easy to install. Its size means it stays out of the way of the door operation.

Bottom hinged doors open to allow the laundry or trash to be dropped in over the top of the door, so they are almost totally gravity operated.  An automatic closer is nice so that you do not have to try to close the door when you are done.  Just drop in the trash or laundry, and release the handle, and the hydraulics take over and will close the door.

An 8 inch retracted closer is ideal for smaller doors that will not bear much weight. If the door is larger or will be bearing more weight, look into getting a larger closer like a 10″ closer.  You may also want to consider a larger closer for doors that will be receiving a lot of use, since the gas piston design inside is more heavy duty.  For a home laundry or trash chute, however, an 8” closer is ideal because of its size and weight.  It is also easy to install, with the necessary parts included in the kit.

8” Retracted Closer for Trash or Laundry Chutes are especially used in high-rise buildings. These trash or laundry chutes  are also specialized in recycling waste products/materials. They also offer corollary services like chute cleaning, compactor servicing, and odor control.

8” retracted closers are great inexpensive options for maintenance workers to use when they need to get a vital part of a high-rise building, back in business.  Residents depend on being able to take their trash out on a regular basis.

8” retracted laundry chute closers are also handy for anyone looking to add a chute to their home.  Laundry chutes add a handy feature to multi-story homes and a convenience for large families, so the person in charge of laundry does not have to drag a heavy basket down several flights of stairs.  The chute makes sure the laundry is there when laundry time rolls around.

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Trash Chute Door Parts

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.

T Handle - Trash Chute Door Parts

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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

Hydraulic Closer

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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

Latch trigger

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Linen chute parts can make multi-story living easier!

When you live on an upper floor, even if it is in a single-family house, laundry day can become a bigger chore than usual without a linen chute.  Making things trickier is when that chute breaks down or the parts wear out.  Luckily, linen chute parts are available to repair or upgrade your chute, which gets you back on track in short order, and in a much less expensive way than replacing the entire door.

Linen chute parts often improve the way people can use them as well.

laundry and linen chute parts for all your intake doors.For high-rise apartments and condominiums, locking linen chute doors can be invaluable.  They come in T-handle and L-handle styles, the latter being a great choice for ADA retrofitting or accommodations.  T-handle designs can fit either side-hinged or bottom-hinged doors, and the keys can often be made alike, so both day and night shift managers can have a copy.

L-handle designs, also called lever handles, are easier for those with physical restrictions to operate.  These handles can be operated without having to grip the handle and turn it, so they are great for senior citizen facilities, also.  These handles can be keyed alike, just like T-handles can.  There are also thumb latches which can be added to the doors for easy opening.  Thumb latches can be used most easily on side-hinged doors, and are ideal for use in high-rise buildings.  These, too, are easier to open since the handle does not have to be gripped.

When dropping laundry down the chute, having the door close too quickly can be both a nuisance and painful.  Linen chute parts supply places will often carry both gas and hydraulic door closers so you can be sure your family or your tenants will be able to use the chute safely.  The gas closer is most often used on bottom-hinged doors, while the hydraulic closer can be used for either design.  Either closer can fit a variety of sizes of doors, so be sure to have your chute door measurements handy when shopping.

trash chute handleYou can also find linen chute parts that will make your laundry chute safer in case of a fire.  A fusible link kit, comprised of two hooks and a chain, can be added to the door at the bottom of the chute.  The chain is made of a material that will melt when the temperature reaches 165 degrees, so it will keep the door from opening and allowing the fire to shoot up the chute to the upper floors.  This can be a significant safety factor in high-rise buildings.

When you shop for linen chute parts, you should keep a few things in mind.  Researching the materials the replacement parts are made of can guide you to look for durable materials that will last, and will keep you from having to repair the door again in a short time.  Price can be another factor, but regardless of the cost of the part, a quality part will still run you less than replacing the door would.

Replacing Your Chute Hydraulic Door Parts

Your trash or linen chute has many moving parts, which often take a good deal of abuse and can wear over time. While these parts are made to be very durable, it is important to note that in order to keep your chute in good working order you may want to check those parts periodically. One of the parts you should check during this time is the chute hydraulic as it can easily wear down over time and impede quality operation if broken.

10 Chute Hydraulic Closer

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In order to check the chutes hydraulic, you will need to open the chute door and look inside. The chutes hydraulic is a piston and cylinder assembly measuring roughly 10-11 inches and looks much like the closer on a screen door. First, you want to open and close the door a few times to make sure the piston action is smooth and does not catch in places where the piston may be bent. You also want to check to make sure the screws are intact and that the clip is not bent. On the other end of the trash chutes hydraulic are the brackets and it should not be chipped or broken in any way. If any of these components fails the visual and operation test, it is time to replace the part.  Our hydraulic closers are adjustable, meaning that you can adjust the speed of the door closure.

Replacing the retractable chute hydraulic is quite a simple process and requires little more than a screwdriver, some elbow grease, and a helper to hold a flashlight. While replacing the chute closer, be sure to note any damage to other parts you may see and always follow all instructions to ensure safety and good working operation of your linen or trash chute.