In late 2015, we contacted Circul-Air Corp for a quote on a Retro Unit for our early 1970’s model hose dryer. After speaking to Justin Christensen at Circul-Air Corp, he honored and made good on a quote for the upcoming year’s budget. After receiving our unit, about 3 weeks after ordering, disassembling the old unit and installation of the Retro Unit was fairly easy after watching the step by step video and following the included paper instructions. We did have a question about some wiring issues and after one quick phone call, it was taken care of in a very timely manner. This unit will bring any hose/gear dryer to the 21st century. This unit has been in service for about 2 weeks now and has exceeded all expectations! If anyone is considering a new hose/gear dryer, contact Circul-Air first!!
This morning my crew used the Circul-Air Corporation’s, Automated Hose Washer for the first time and were able to wash 1200 feet of hose in about an hour. The hose is really clean, It smells Good and the crew is Happy! This item is Top of the line and I highly recommend it for other departments. This is one item that tells your firefighters that you care about them after a long firefighting job. Reduce their workload, get a device that makes the job feel right! Thank-You Circul-Air Corporation!
At that time, our department had a Circul-Air Washer and Dryer. We replaced the set purchased in 1964 with another set in 2000, but the original washer and dryer are still in use today. When I first started using the Circul-Air products, I noticed all the dirt, soot, ashes, and other particles from the hose that were left in the soak tank to be flushed down the sewer. Without proper cleaning, all that debris would have been left on the hose and returned to the pumper where it would collect mold and mildew. The next firefighter to use that hose would then be exposed to the leftover contaminates. The Circul-Air Washer and Dryer promote safety and reduce the risk of contamination after the fire through proper and thorough cleaning. Every Fire Chief must consider cost effectiveness as well, and we all know that properly cleaned and dried fire hoses last years longer.
Ducting instructions are included in the manual that is received with the machine. We are currently working on providing a ducting kit that will be available to purchase in the near future.
Depending on the availability of our technicians we may be able to assist in making appropriate adjustments. If our technicians aren’t available we can assist via phone or by communicating with a third party company.
Our team does not install the washers, but we can assist in finding a third party that will do the install for the customer.