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
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
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
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.