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Friday, February 14, 2003
Frequently Asked Questions for The Dehydrator
1. What is The Dehydrator?
The Dehydrator is a patented dryer for your fire turnout gear. It is designed to blow warm air from the bottom up through the interior of your coat, bunker pants, boots, and gloves while hanging.

2. How is The Dehydrator constructed?
The Frame of The Dehydrator is constructed of welded structural aluminum; the blower box is manufactured from welded aluminum diamond plate housing the blower, heating elements and other electrical components.

3. What sizes are available?
  • 4 station for drying 2 sets of gear.
  • 6 station for drying 3 sets of gear.
  • 8 station for drying 4 sets of gear.

    4. What are the dimensions of The Dehydrator?
    L H Depth Length is measured left to right.
  • 4 station 48" x 71" x 32"
  • 6 station 72" x 71" x 32"
  • 8 station 96" x 71" x 32"

    5. What are the electrical requirements of The Dehydrator?
  • 4 station 110/120 volt, 15 amps or 20 amps.
  • 6 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps, single phase.
  • 8 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps, single phase.

    6. Does it heat the air?
    Yes 4 station 110/120 volt, 15 amps = 15-17 F
  • 4 station 110/120 volt, 20 amps = 19-21 F
  • 6 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps = 18-20 F
  • 8 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps = 15-17 F

    7. What is the heating wattage?
  • 4 station 110/120 volt, 15 amps = 950 watts
  • 4 station 110/120 volt, 20 amps = 1425 watts
  • 6 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps = 2700 watts
  • 8 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps = 2700 watts

    8. How do we hook The Dehydrator up?
    The 4 Station Dehydrator is shipped with either a 110/120 15 amp female receptacle
    Or a 110/120 volt 20 amp female receptacle.
    The 6 and 8 Station Dehydrator is shipping with a NEMA L14-20 female receptacle.

    9. Does the dryer require a vent?
    No, The Dehydrator does not require a vent like on a typical tumble dryer. If The Dehydrator is going to be located in a small closed room, a vent for the room will be required.

    10. What is the amount of airflow?
  • 4 station 110/120 volt, 15 amps = 110/120 CFM
  • 4 station 110/120 volt, 20 amps = 110/120 CFM
  • 6 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps = 110/120 CFM
  • 8 station 208/220 volt, 20 amps = 80/90 CFM

    11. Is The Dehydrator noisy?
    No, The Dehydrator blower is housed in a blower box to isolate any noise. It is quieter than two people having a normal conversation.

    12. How long does it take fire gear to dry?
    Our users tell us that gear dries within 3-5 hours.

    13. Does it come with an enclosure?
    No, both our test and our users find that an enclosure is not required. They like the idea that their gear is easily accessible and do not have to worry about an enclosure breaking after heavy use.

    14. Does it require any assembly?
    No, The Dehydrator is shipping fully assembled.

    15. What is the warranty?
  • 1 year parts and labor.
  • 3 years parts.

    16. How can The Dehydrator save me money?
    The Dehydrator can save your department money several ways.
  • 1. Improper drying of turnout gear can dramatically affect the life and protective value of the gear.
  • 2. Reducing the amount of required spare gear.
  • 3. Start an in house washing program over the expense and handling of sending gear out for cleaning.

    17. Can we dry boots and gloves?
    Yes, each station on The Dehydrator comes with an aluminum adapter for drying boot or gloves.


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