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    Common questions about gear dryers

    Posted by Ricky Roder on Jan 10, 2018 5:22:22 PM

    The first question we are asked at fire shows is how long does it take to dry my turnout gear?

    The answer is 2 fold, if the turnout gear is coming out of an extractor and the layers are separated the dry time is 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The second answer is; if the gear is assembled and you have been in a working fire or in the rain on an MVA and you are just plain wet, the dry time is approximately 4 hours depending on ambient temperature and humidity.  

    The next question we hear; if I'm not using all the risers can I shut off the ones I'm not using? No need to, our dyers were designed that the blowers matches the volume of air within the risers. There is no benefit to closing off the risers not in use. In fact there is a down side; by closing off the the risers not being used it increases air pressure which creates back pressure on the blower. The back pressure causes the blower to work harder, generating more heat in the motor and shortening the life of the blower motor.

    Dry Gear Solutions offers the finest PPE Gear Dryers available today. Some of our many features are; a 2-setting air management system, ambient and gently heated. In heated mode, the air temperature is raised by 10 degrees and will not exceed 105 degrees in compliance with NFPA 1851. Operates on 110 volts, plugs into any standard outlet, no special wiring involved. Portable; on non-marring high quality casters. Unique optional antimicrobial powder coat finish to help control mold and bacteria. Ultra-quiet; a normal conversation can be carried on next to the dryer while it is running. Standard five-year manufacturer's warranty on the frame and two years on electrical components. An optional 10 year extended non-prorated warranty is available that can cover the entire dryer for a full 10 years from the first day of operation when purchased optionally.




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    Topics: Rescue gear