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I have these in one of my mats. They were a perfect fit because of the size of this mat. If you are in a cold climate you will have to be careful with your make-up air. I ran the water lines on the floor and use a piece of rigid insulation between washer and dryer in the winter. I also put a damper on the air duct. As for the machines them selves, they simply bolt a dryer and washer together. You get the same dependability that dexter is known for.
1200 sq ft. This is the only store i have rehabed preferring to build new. When i bought it there were only 7 single dryers witch i replaced with 7 stacks. After changing all the washers, basically in the same footprint but a few larger ones. I had an odd space left. By moving a wall i was able to add 3 30# washers and 3 dryers with the over and unders.
I've been wanting to do a very small store with these things for quite a while. I made an offer on the 650 sf laundromat in a nearby marina - would have been perfect for about 6-8 of these machines.
Keep in mind, they are Express machines, so the floor you're installing them over has a few requirements to meet. Honestly, though, with a 30# Express washer, those requirements should already be met with any modern commercial construction. (I just can't put one in my house yet!)
originally, i had plan to use these in my stores.
but the dexter distributor here isn't so nice to me, so i'll go with another competing brand. would really like to show my loyalty to "Made in USA" products, but darn the middleman always ruin the plan
this unit has been discussed before on this forum. it seems that no one really know how well they are, but there are a lot of assumptions that they are going to stagnated the traditional assembly process in a laundromat.
let us know how it goes. if another manufacture has them to the dexter's equivalent, then that maybe where i'm heading.
Xiong I am not attacking you but ,have you ever considered that the distributor is just tired of dealing with you and all your picky questions . I cannot speak for them but in my 33 years in different businesses There have been a few customers that were not worth my time to deal with. I flat out fired a doctors wife from using my service she was just a royal pain not worth my time . However her husband pleaded with me to keep maintaing his office. which I did as long as I had no contact with her, I had one Asian realtor client that also burned his bridges and I and my four competitors refused to work for the man. Back to subject the stack units work well in the right applications.