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    Default A turnout gear dryer for under $500

    If your looking for a low cost turnout gear dryer check out www.Scent-Vent.com. A Scent Vent holds one full set of separated gear and dries it in just 3 hours after a washing and its a lot cheaper than a cabinet dryer. Its impressive how well it works.
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    That does look interesting. I have some long wooden boxes that are used to transport electronic equipment racks. I am going to put a fan in one end and some racks to see how this will work.

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    The other nice thing is it comes with a pair of boot/glove dryer tubes.

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    You can also buy a box fan for $20 and hang your gear from hangers. Go put an ad in a magazine or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    You can also buy a box fan for $20 and hang your gear from hangers. Go put an ad in a magazine or something.
    Why should I put an ad in a "magazine or something"? I don't own the company. As for your your box fan idea... why buy a box fan when you can simply stand in front of your gear and blow on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye Fire View Post
    Why should I put an ad in a "magazine or something"? I don't own the company. As for your your box fan idea... why buy a box fan when you can simply stand in front of your gear and blow on it?
    You dont own the company, but 5 of your 10 posts are about this product. Interesting. Are you aware that you are violating Firehouse.com's terms of service by advertising a product?

    Oh, and by the way I'll keep doing it the way I have been doing it for years- I'll hang it up to dry. For free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    You dont own the company, but 5 of your 10 posts are about this product. Interesting. Are you aware that you are violating Firehouse.com's terms of service by advertising a product?

    Oh, and by the way I'll keep doing it the way I have been doing it for years- I'll hang it up to dry. For free.
    I actually work with the inventor of the Scent Vent and I don't believe the poster here is him. But I will ask him next time I see him.

    It is actually a pretty cool idea and before you dismiss it out of hand I suggest you take a closer look at it.
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    We use Dry Guy's. They work fine.
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    No sorry I'm not the owner, I do know the owner though he lives in the next town over from him and I have nothing to gain, I just simply thought it was a pretty cool idea and it saved my dept about $8000 because we almost pulled the trigger on a different dryer. I can say this, we've had our Scent Vent for a year now we have since purchased a second one. It not only works really well on turnout gear and our water/ice rescue suits but after washing our facepieces we can dry over 20 at a time and have them dry in about 1 hour instead of letting them drip dry on the side of the rig for the rest of the day.

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    I just told my Captain a couple hours ago it would sure be nice if we had a gear dryer. I bet my gloves are still damp three days from now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF-Andy View Post
    I just told my Captain a couple hours ago it would sure be nice if we had a gear dryer. I bet my gloves are still damp three days from now.
    Cut some Gatorade bottles in half, stick your gloves over them and thank me later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    Cut some Gatorade bottles in half, stick your gloves over them and thank me later.
    I will try that, thanks GTRider

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