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  • #753240
    GTokley
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    Belleville, ON

    I am thinking about installing a laundry chute in our new place. I don’t think it will be that hard. I am looking for ideas or plans to make this job easier. I don’t plan on doing this right away.

    Greg
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    #753242

    I am thinking about installing a laundry chute in our new place. I don’t think it will be that hard. I am looking for ideas or plans to make this job easier. I don’t plan on doing this right away.

    Those are pretty cool , if your laundry room is in the basement , and your chute is on the main floor , especially if you don’t have a finished basement , this should be fairly easy enough ,

    I’m sure they have plenty of plans on the web , just have to find what would work best for you.

    #753243
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I am thinking about installing a laundry chute in our new place. I don’t think it will be that hard. I am looking for ideas or plans to make this job easier. I don’t plan on doing this right away.

    Those are pretty cool , if your laundry room is in the basement , and your chute is on the main floor , especially if you don’t have a finished basement , this should be fairly easy enough ,

    I’m sure they have plenty of plans on the web , just have to find what would work best for you.

    Yes I think they are pretty cool also. My grandparent house had laundry chute installed when it was built in the 60’s.
    My place has 3 levels including the basement. Our home is a backsplit. I don’t expect it to be as easy as you think. But I don’t think it should be very hard to do either.
    I really haven’t found many plans online either. This why I reached out too forum members.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #753245
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I thought about doing one years ago and abandoned the idea.

    One thing I felt was better was to have the inner walls smooth and not the roughness of unfinished plywood.

    #753246

    I am thinking about installing a laundry chute in our new place. I don’t think it will be that hard. I am looking for ideas or plans to make this job easier. I don’t plan on doing this right away.

    Those are pretty cool , if your laundry room is in the basement , and your chute is on the main floor , especially if you don’t have a finished basement , this should be fairly easy enough ,

    I’m sure they have plenty of plans on the web , just have to find what would work best for you.

    Yes I think they are pretty cool also. My grandparent house had laundry chute installed when it was built in the 60’s.

    My place has 3 levels including the basement. Our home is a backsplit. I don’t expect it to be as easy as you think. But I don’t think it should be very hard to do either.

    I really haven’t found many plans online either. This why I reached out too forum members.

    It depends on what floor you will start the chute , and where the laundry room is , typically it should be on top of one and other ,
    Where is the laundry room located , and what place were you thinking about putting the chute in ,

    #753247
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I thought about doing one years ago and abandoned the idea.

    One thing I felt was better was to have the inner walls smooth and not the roughness of unfinished plywood.

    Yes I will make the inner walls smooth. I not sure if I would use plywood for this reason.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #753248
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I am thinking about installing a laundry chute in our new place. I don’t think it will be that hard. I am looking for ideas or plans to make this job easier. I don’t plan on doing this right away.

    Those are pretty cool , if your laundry room is in the basement , and your chute is on the main floor , especially if you don’t have a finished basement , this should be fairly easy enough ,

    I’m sure they have plenty of plans on the web , just have to find what would work best for you.

    Yes I think they are pretty cool also. My grandparent house had laundry chute installed when it was built in the 60’s.

    My place has 3 levels including the basement. Our home is a backsplit. I don’t expect it to be as easy as you think. But I don’t think it should be very hard to do either.

    I really haven’t found many plans online either. This why I reached out too forum members.

    It depends on what floor you will start the chute , and where the laundry room is , typically it should be on top of one and other ,

    Where is the laundry room located , and what place were you thinking about putting the chute in ,

    I am planning on putting it at the end of the hallway outside the master bedroom. This is the 3rd floor of the house. This area is above the laundry room.

    Greg
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    #753252
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    Duct work works very well for chutes. We had one at our last house that we built new. It emptied into a cabinet at the bottom. Make sure to make it deeper that the 3″ minimum if you can. Ours ended up 5 1/2″ deep, and nothing ever got hung up.

    #753253
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Duct work works very well for chutes. We had one at our last house that we built new. It emptied into a cabinet at the bottom. Make sure to make it deeper that the 3″ minimum if you can. Ours ended up 5 1/2″ deep, and nothing ever got hung up.

    I did some more searching online today and I did see duct was used for laundry chutes.

    I am not sure what you mean by deeper by then the 3″ minimum?

    Greg
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    #753258
    Warren6810
    Moderator
    Akron, OH

    Typically, the chute fits inside of a 2×4 wall, thereby limiting the depth to 3 1/2″. Not sure on how you are building yours, but making it deeper will help keep the clothes from getting hung up.

    #753259
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Typically, the chute fits inside of a 2×4 wall, thereby limiting the depth to 3 1/2″. Not sure on how you are building yours, but making it deeper will help keep the clothes from getting hung up.

    Thanks for clearing this up. I understand what your saying now. I am planning on making it bigger 3 1/2 inches. I just need to see how I can do.

    Greg
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    #753263

    Another option is you can use melanie board , that should help with the clothes sliding , as long as you don’t have any sharp edges , same thing with ductwork , just have to watch it near corners or if you want ends ,
    I personally would make it larger than the 2×4 if possible ,

    #753269
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Great toy for the kids to get to the basement in a hurry. Perhaps a big pad on the floor at the bottom…lol.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #753274
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Another option is you can use melanie board , that should help with the clothes sliding , as long as you don’t have any sharp edges , same thing with ductwork , just have to watch it near corners or if you want ends ,

    I personally would make it larger than the 2×4 if possible ,

    I was thinking about using Melamine for laundry chute. The plan is too make bigger the 2 x 4.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #753275
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Great toy for the kids to get to the basement in a hurry. Perhaps a big pad on the floor at the bottom…lol.

    I would have to make a pretty big chute to fit my girls in now. I am sure the would have love something this when they were younger. LOL!!!

    Greg
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    #753343
    Miamicuse
    Pro
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    yes if it’s just for clothes or is it also for human where they typically escape from invaders from entering the chute in James Bond movies and slide all the way down and land into a container full of clothes and blankets. If so you need to make a 90 degree turn at the bottom and the objects will land into a cart where you wheel them to the washing machine.

    Will it also move up? Once you are done with laundry and the clothes folded or hung, are you going to carry them back up to the rooms? Or will you put it inside the chute and a pulley system will get it to the destination floor for retrieval? I think I saw one on Addams Family. But then again, they have a white gloved butler who carries laundry up and down.

    If you need to wash pillows, blankets, comforters, and other big items will you use the chute too?

    #753345
    JimDaddyO
    Pro
    Wawa, ON

    Will it also move up?

    That would be more of a dumb waiter idea….and a good one it is too! Add a low speed, high torque motor and a pully system and away you go.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

    I don't do a fast job. I don't do a slow job. I do a half fast job.

    #753359
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Will it also move up?

    No!
    The plan is to get the dirty clothes to the laundry room while saving trips up and down the stairs.

    Once you are done with laundry and the clothes folded or hung, are you going to carry them back up to the rooms?

    Yes.

    Or will you put it inside the chute and a pulley system will get it to the destination floor for retrieval?

    This would be nice. I have no plans of doing this.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #753365
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Great toy for the kids to get to the basement in a hurry. Perhaps a big pad on the floor at the bottom…lol.

    Hey, don’t laugh, we used to slide down both laundry shoots in my friends house when we were 5-6 years old. It wasn’t a straight drop though. Had dog legged curves in it and as Brian previously mentioned it had that cheapo brown 3/8ths inch thick melamine flex board on its inner walls.

    Could only do it when parents weren’t around in the house and in the backyard or late at nite on sleep overs when my friend’s parents were asleep or I was over and they were playing cards downstairs getting tipsy with my parents and others.

    All good fun except one time when my friend’s older sister thought she’d prank us and remove the pile of laundry on the bottom of one of them and my friend’s younger brother broke his ankle.

    #753374

    Will it also move up?

    That would be more of a dumb waiter idea….and a good one it is too! Add a low speed, high torque motor and a pully system and away you go.

    LMAO , that is a running joke in our house , that’s what I call myself ,

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