rug wrinkles

Discussion in 'Rugs and Textiles' started by KevinL, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Mikey P
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    Do you utilize Centrifuges Bryan?
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    @T Monahan did make the pizza/bread pan rack for drying rugs flat.. I had that idea but didn't get around to making one.. When I seen George Bell's youtube video of his pallet rack with wire mesh, that's where the idea popped in my head..

    It's more ideal for space saving with you have rugs you don't want to hang..
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    Depends where you want the EP.
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    We do not have a centrifuge, as our system is time/labor efficient. Even if we could expect a drier rug from a centrifuge than our wringer, the time it takes to load, run and unload a spinner would cost us more than the few more minutes of dry room run time.
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    Do you process more rugs than Ellen?
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    Ouch!
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    We had a 15' x 15' air table with two 1 HP 18" Wheel HVAC blowers that we used to dry some of the rugs we cleaned. It was also used for fringe installation.

    It helped turn around rugs quickly when the customer payed to expedite the process.
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    Add some hot dry air and you might have something there.

    At least in our part of the country anyway. For a good part of the year the grains are too high to get any real benefit from moisture laden air blown at the rug.

    What kind of time frame are you getting for a 9x12?

    I assume 2 separate circuits to run the blowers?
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    We had Variable speed Drives on each motor, and separate circuits.

    Drying times varied with rug construction, but air pressure was maintained across the entire rug.

    We did have have a suspended warehouse heater in the same area, which would speed up the process.
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