Thread: Washing Machines
01-30-2001, 12:45 PM #1Mitch DavisFirehouse.com Guest
I am looking to buy a washing machine for the station to clean tunout gear. Any suggestions on what I should look for or what models work well?
01-30-2001, 01:22 PM #2FlochiefFirehouse.com Guest
Milnor makes a great machine. I have seen their advertisements in some fire service magazines. My uncle also runs a laundry and he likes them alot!
01-30-2001, 05:23 PM #3Chris309Firehouse.com Guest
I concur, Milnor. Our dept has been washing our gear for many years now, and we're in the process of spec'ing out a new Milnor 55lb. model. Go to their website at http://www.milnor.com and check out the Gear Guardian models. Have them send you the Firefighter Laundry Planning File (go to this page Planning File)
Hope this helps...
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01-31-2001, 01:16 AM #4MetalMedicFirehouse.com Guest
We recently purchased an IPSO and have had no complaints. About half the cost of the Milner. I will try to find the webpage for them. Take some time to shop around. Look for local service availability.
Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.
01-31-2001, 08:45 AM #5CaptCraigFirehouse.com Guest
We purchased a UniMac model UW35P2 back in 1996. We have been very happy with the machine. Just recently I had to have the supply valves replaced due to our areas hard water, so I would suggest if hard water is a problem in your area look at installing a water softener to your system. (Those valves were expensive!) I would suggest you look at machines rated to wash at least 2 full sets of turnouts at a time.
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