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Maintaining your linen chute handle

Owning and maintaining your side or bottom hinged linen chute is actually quite easy as there are few moving parts to take note of. Of these parts, one you should be checking periodically is your linen chute handle. This main component is typically T shaped or L shaped depending on which handle you own. The difference between the two is merely cosmetic on the most part as both operate in typically the same fashion but L Handle or sometimes called a Lever handle is considered ADA compliant. Taking care to ensure proper working order of your laundry chute handle will give you piece of mind that your laundry chute will remain in good condition for many years.

Linen chute handle with v spindle and latch (complete kit)

Replacement of the linen chute handle and the accompanying latch are as easy as replacing any other door hardware and should only require a screwdriver.


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Upon inspection you should note that if your linen chute handle is keyed, you should make sure that the keyhole is free of any severe scratching or chipping that may cause the key to not work properly. You should then check the action of the handle itself. The chute handle should move freely when turned and not be either too rough nor feel like you are simply turning the handle without engaging the internal components. The latch should move when engaged and also be free of severe chipping or warping. If anything looks or feels out of order, the chute handle may simply need to be oiled or cleaned in order to maintain proper function. If there are worse issues, the handle will need to be replaced. While this may seem like a slightly intimidating task, it simply requires a screwdriver and good instructions and should take less than an hour for most individuals.

Although these items are often overlooked due to their simplicity, maintaining key components of your linen chute, including the linen chute parts will ensure good working order for many years. Since these components are used often and roughly in many cases; simply taking a moment every few months to check them will give you a heads up before things break.

Trash Chute Fusible Link

In order to have a fully functioning trash chute you need the intake doors to operate properly. Another important component in keeping your building safe when you have a trash chute, is to make sure that your discharge door is working properly also. That is where the trash chute fusible link comes into play. The purpose of a fusible link on a discharge chute door is to prevent a fire from escaping from the bottom floor, and to prevent damage to the upstairs or higher floors.

When a fire starts up, the trash chute fusible link will melt effectively slamming the discharge door and keeping the fire from getting into the higher floors. The reason it is so dangerous for there to be a fire in your trash chute, is that if the door does not shut properly then it creates a wind tunnel effect. This can result in the fire moving up and out quickly, resulting in damage and risk of life to residents of the building.

With very little expense, you can obtain and install a trash chute fusible link to protect yourself, your building, and your family from the dangers of a fire being accelerated by your trash chute or laundry chute. You can easily find the right one for your door, and install it easily yourself, or have someone help you.

For the most part this is a function that comes along with your trash chute, but over time it can become worn and checking it to make sure it is still functioning properly can be the difference between total destruction or an easily contained fire. If your fusible link is worn, replace it as soon as possible and sleep easier at night.

Below are the most common fusible links in the industry, and can fit Hopper Discharge Doors for your laundry chutes, or can be a solution for your trash chute Horizontal Rolling Pin discharge door as well.

Fusible Link 2 1/4″ long

Fusible Link 2 1/4

This is a fusible link replaceable part for Wilkinson Chutes discharge doors. The purpose of the fusible link is to prevent a fire from escaping up the chute to the higher floors.  Our fusible links are designed to melt when the ambient temperature reaches 165 degrees.




Counter Balance Fusible Link Kit for Hopper discharge

Counter Balance Fusible Link Hopper

This is a Counter Balance Fusible Link & chain kit for a Wilkinson Chutes discharge hopper door for your laundry chute. The purpose of the fusible link and chain is to prevent a fire from escaping up the chute to the higher floors.   Suitable for Wilkinson chutes, Midland Chutes and other manufacturers.  Our fusible links are designed to melt when the ambient temperature reaches 165 degrees in the case of a fire.


Fusible Link Kit

Fusible Link

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This is a fusible link kit for discharge doors, and it comes with 2 hooks and chain. The purpose of the fusible link is to prevent a fire from escaping up the chute to the higher floors.  Our fusible links are designed to melt when the ambient temperature reaches 165 degrees.



10 Gas Spring Ball Stud Extended Chute Door Closer

Chute Door Closer

If you own a trash or laundry chute, you probably do not think very much about maintaining this vital aspect to your home or business. Similar to quite a number of things, many people do not think to check parts on the chute until something stops working. If you own a trash or laundry chute with a bottom hinged door, the one part that may need to be replaced is the chute door closure. Often called a gas spring or a hydraulic piston due to its appearance, this part is vital in proper door operation and besides the door handle itself probably gets the most use. Now let’s take a lo10 Gas Spring Ball Stud Extended Chute Door Closerok at the chute door closure and see if anything is wrong.

Upon inspection, you want to take a look at a few key parts. Since the door will be open when this action is performed, the piston will be in its open state which extends to about 17 inches. Look at the ball socket joint on one end and make sure the socket is not chipped or cracked in any way. If nothing appears wrong, we move on to the main portion of the chute door closer which is the gas piston and piston chamber. The gas piston should be free of debris, cracks or dents which can impede the action. The chamber itself should also be free of any dents or cracks which can cause a loss of power in the closer itself due to leaking air. If everything looks good and the opening and closing action is smooth, everything should be good. If not, it is time to replace the chute door closure.

Replacing the chute door closer is as simple as a few minutes of your time and a few hand tools. Be sure to follow proper instructions as listed with the part or you may void any factory warranties associated with the part. Proper maintenance is key to keeping your trash or laundry chute in good operation and although things do break and wear down with time, checking parts periodically will give you clues to which parts may need replaced before they break.

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Finding Top Quality Laundry and Trash Chute Handle Parts

Whether you have a commercial or residential building, having laundry and trash chutes are important tools that can help in improving the value of your space. They are vital to include into your living space as well to make it look pleasant enough and indeed functional. Nonetheless, if you have considered buying both laundry and trash chutes, you should make sure to do the research to fully understand what you are really going to purchase to make the most of your money.

Although laundry and trash chutes are very interesting, you should take into consideration how are you going to assemble and install it as well as making sure that what you are going to get is a top quality product that will serve for a long time. With the many laundry and trash chutes today you really need to pay attention to the specific size of the chutes and the materials they are made of. Accordingly, you should also take note of its different parts like the chute handle which you may need to replace in due time.

It is important to buy the best quality materials available, as this will reduce maintenance. Spending a little more in the short term will allow you to save more in the long run. We have a wide selection of trash and laundry chute parts for your living space. You can easily get replacement for the specific trash chute handle or laundry chute handle that you need from popular brands including US Chutes, Midland Chutes, Midland Metalcraft Chutes, Wester Chutes, Wilkinson Chutes Inc, Wilkinson Hi-Rise, and a lot more to choose from. You never have to look anywhere else if you need any chute parts because they are very much available on the internet. We guarantee full customer satisfaction as they are able to provide the most important information whenever they you need it.