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    I know we are all sitting here chewing our finger nails waiting for this years grants to start but I need a little help. Our grant this year consists of a station compressor (We were awarded a grant last year for 3000psi SCBA and we already have 4 cylinders and a fill station), station modifications ( electric, ventilation and enclosing the compressor room off), and a gear washer and dryer. I have not been able to get any quotes from the company Cissell we want to go wit. Are there any other companies out there that people on here have used with success? Any help would be great. Right now we are sending our gear out to be cleaned. Thanks.

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    unimac washer and cabinet dryer

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    How do you like the unimac stuff? We were recently awarded for Gear washer Extractor and gear dryer. I have heard it is loud, which isn't a big deal for us. I am interested in the performance of the washers compared to others. I am also wondering about the performance of the drying cabinet as compared to the racks I have seen advertised. Thanks in advance. Mike

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    Our Unimac distributor also carried the Cissell drying cabinet, they may even be the same manufacturer of both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptAP69 View Post
    Our Unimac distributor also carried the Cissell drying cabinet, they may even be the same manufacturer of both.

    Alliance Laundry Systems owns both brands (and others, including Speed Queen).

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    Mike, our department is truely happy with our equipment. It is quiet, dependable and have not had any issues over the past year. It was custom set on the wash and rinse cycles.

    Really cannot say enough about there product and the service WE recieved from them..

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    Milke, I don't have my grant books that have the make and model handy. The auditors for the city looks at our grants every year! We have an enteranl audit of all city services and monies and they have my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgancity View Post
    Milke, I don't have my grant books that have the make and model handy. The auditors for the city looks at our grants every year! We have an enteranl audit of all city services and monies and they have my books.
    I have the Unimac info here. It looks reasonable, but everything looks good in the brochure. How long does it take to dry gear? Is it a pain to put in the drying racks? How many sets of gear does the washer do? Will either part fit through a 36" door? Thanks for the Info, Mark. Nothing is as useful as talking to someone using this stuff in the "real world" Mike
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    A cissell drying cabinet is about 6000 to 7000 maybe a unimac is cheaper? I was looking at getting a continental washer.

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    Mike,

    From my limited memory, the washer will wash 5 sets of gear. The drying cabinet dries the same amount. The washer has 5 or 6 preset washing cycles depending on the amount of decon needed. Our rep custom set our washer. The dryer also will dry 5 sets at a time. It like a big closet that the PPE sits on a big hanger. It takes about 1 1/2 hours a set. Approx. Once the gear gets out from the washer/extractor most of the water has been extracted from the gear from the high centrifical force of the dryer.

    Our guys have been pleasantly happy with our purchase. I am sure others are as good but the unimac fit our needs and our price. Also, the dealer that sold us our units also services the local hotels in our area. That was one of the biggest factors in our decision. Eventually, we will need service. There was no dealer in our city. The dealers were over 90 or so miles away and our dealer had machines in town already. I went to each hotel and asked them about their washers and how satisfied they were with the product and service.

    and so I was sold after visiting. Something for you to think about.. Go out and see what is in your area if possible and do your HOMEWork

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    THANKS morgancity, it gives me a place to start.

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    With all of this good info, can anyone help out with a copy of their winning narrative for gear washer/dryer and or SCBA Compressor? Much thanks.

    firefightersink@comcast.net

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    montco 65 you should have it.

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    If any one has a winning narrative for a gear washer/dryer, I would also like to view it.

    email paddlefoot@sktc.net

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    Smile help please!

    I hate to jump on the me too band wagon but if anyone has a successful narrative on gear washer/dryer I would be very appreciative.

    ryan@aspenllc.com

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    If anyone can share a narrative on washer/extractor dryer, would much appreciate the help:

    jd-.1234@hotmail.com .

    Thanks.

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    While everyone is asking let me ask also. If anyone is willing to share their winning narrative for a gear washer/dryer I would like to see it and see your justification. Also what were the approved funding amounts for washers/dryers// Thanks for input.
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    My Dept has 9 UniMac units, each is a different model.

    We're pretty happy with them, and yes, they do make a little noise when they go into the spin cycle. Sounds kinda like a jet revving up for take-off. The reason for this is that the UniMac uses a high speed for the spin cycle, which increases the G-forces, which drains more water out of the fabric, which reduces drying time.
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    Don't think anyone after montco65 got a narrative, as we have e-mailed amongst ourselves with no result. Please send one of us a narrative if you got one. Thanks!

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    Montco65 shoot me an e-mail with your info and I will send over our quote on our washer and extractor, and you are welcome to stop down anytime to look at if you would like, we recieved it last year in the grant. send to chief73@comcast.net. Thanks and good luck this year.

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    I would also appreciate viewing a narrative for a gear washer. I just need some ideas on how to justify this unit. Also, does anyone have info on possible funding limits/amounts for gear washer? My email is bw232002@gmail.com.

    Thanks.

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    Funny, Our department still allows the use of the kitchen sink to decon scba masks. I even posted a topic about it. Yeah, im embarrased to say this is the truth.

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    The Cissel and uni mac air drying units are the same. I bought a cissel cheaper than a uni mac and they are made by the same company. I bought a cissel washer also.

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