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Laundry Chutes

Luxury hotels and even private villas choose laundry chutes over service elevators when it comes to the handling of bulky laundry from individual floors. We offer a variety of steel chute solutions which are quick and easy to install.

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Laundry Chute Structure

Downwaste manufactures seamlessly welded chute trunks that ensure safe and effortless delivery of your sheets and towels to the laundry room.

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ENHANCED SOUND PROPERTIES

A quiet system for convenience in your building or hotel. The chutes are fixed to floors with hot dip galvanized brackets equipped with anti-vibration rubber pads. All outer surfaces of the chute are coated with a sound dampening material.

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MORE SAFETY

Our doors and dampers are 90mins UL Fire Rated and the standard systems are equipped with automatic electric strike locks for safety of the residents and building operators.

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MORE PRODUCTIVITY

Laundry chutes removes the hassle of carrying bulky laundry to the laundry room, reducing the time required for handling the laundry. 

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Chute Doors are supplied with a 24V electric strike with a micro-switch to indicate a door status change (open or closed). This feature enables monitoring the status of doors on different floors. It also allows electrically locking the hopper doors for chute maintenance or interlocking when one of the doors is open.

AVABILABLE SIZES

12”x12”
(300x300mm)

15”x15”
(395x395mm)

18”x18” (450x450mm)

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STRUCTURE

In addition to the seamless, continuous automatic welding in the chutes, we connect pipes by inserting the male ends into the female ends from top to bottom, ensuring no projections are inside where laundry may get caught or damaged.

DIAMETER

300mm   450mm    600mm

600mm diameter, 1.5mm thick S 304 grade stainless steel is standard, we recommend stainless steel due to its resistance to alkalis, acids and humidity which may occur in laundry chutes.

FIRE SPRINKLERS

1⁄2”Glass Bulb Fire Sprinklers with connector thread, standard response pendant type with actuating temperature 72° C and complies with NFPA 13. The sprinklers must be located at alternative floors and at the top of the chute as per NFPA Code 82.

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LAUNDRY DISCHARGE

You can throw clothes down the chute as they will land safely in your basket. This convenient mechanism is equipped with a required fire rated top hinged stainless steel discharge door that is held open with an U.L. approved Fusible link set at 72° C.

ELECTRIC CONTROL PANEL

The Electric Control Panel consists of electrical security switches that allow the easy and instant locking of all intake doors at floors with 24V supply. This handy and safe control panel is also used for activating the functions such as cleaning system and exhaust fan if available.

What is a Laundry Chutes?

Laundry chutes are designed to manage laundry in any multi-story establishment, allowing for quick and easy disposal of laundry by occupants and safe and efficient removal of that laundry via chute by the caretaking staff. DownWaste® chutes are technically superior, clean, quiet, and environmentally conscious solution to laundry disposal.

Who Needs Laundry Chute Systems

Hotels, student accommodations, serviced apartments, eldercare units, hospitals can greatly benefit from laundry chutes.

Types of Laundry Chutes

The laundry chutes can be with electric strike doors or completely mechanical doors. While the mechanical doors without the electric controls practically the same, it is not convenient to limit the access to these doors instantly. In other words, laundry chutes with electric strike allows instant locking of the doors at other floors when one doors is opened, when the receptive rolltainer is full, or during electricity cuts or cases of fire.

Why is A Laundry Chute Important?

Handling of bulky laundry can be a challenging task for a hotel or a building. Without a laundry chute, the hard work can be more than just a hassle. Bringing the laundry to the laundry collection room from a service elavator would increase the labor and energy costs dramatically.

Benefits of Using Laundry Chutes

We offer a variety of steel chute solutions which are quick and easy to install. A quiet system for convenience in your building or hotel. The chutes are fixed to floors with hot dip galvanized brackets equipped with anti-vibration rubber pads. All outer surfaces of the chute are coated with a sound dampening material. Our doors and dampers are 90mins UL Fire Rated and the standard systems are equipped with automatic electric strike locks for safety of the residents and building operators.

What are The Main Components of A Laundry Chutes System?

Laundry chutes are shaped from stainless steel 304 or 316, with a minimum thickness of 1.5mm, fully factory-assembled and all linear joints are automatic continuous TIG welded. The intake doors are bolted in place on throats formed into the chute. All chute sections shall flash inside the sections below and there are no bolts, clips, or other projections inside the chute to snag the flow of material.

Pre-positioned support frames assure proper intake levels and there are no expansion joints in the chute between all support joints.

Discharge offsets, where required, are reinforced and separately supported in the impact area.

Can Laundry Chutes Be Installed in Existing Homes?

Yes, as far as the buildings are designed suitably considering the accessible chute slab and the discharge area.

Get A Quote for Laundry Chutes Installation

Fully equipped recycling chutes should cost less than 1500$ per floor in a typical 10 floor building,

How Can odors and airflow be managed in laundry chutes?

Since the laundry chutes are not used for disposal of wet or dirty objects like garbage, the building of malodor inside the chute would take longer. Nonetheless, the chutes are equipped with the exhaust fans and the cleaning systems to prevent such problems.