rudeboyoi
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February 3rd, 2015 at 10:57:01 PM permalink
I don't really care which they have but if given the option at a place between using paper towel or hand dryer I will use the paper towel because it's faster.
Joeman
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February 4th, 2015 at 7:28:54 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I read somewhere urine is sterile. Made me feel much better about those who don't wash after.


I believe it is sterile as well (unless you have a UTI). It's just water + various dissolved solids. However, while #1 may be sterile, #2 most certainly is not! :P

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Cheap??? How the hell do you please everyone? I don't even know what you mean by "various eateries and chips", but I have not had many complaints about not having towels (less than 3).


Boz, yours sounds like a good setup, but I have to agree with FleaStiff. When I see hand dryers, I think "cheap." The Dyson Air Blades are miles better than the standard dryers, but I still prefer towels. Also, if your customers are anything like me, they wouldn't complain about no towels unless they were regulars. However, the fact that you do not offer towels may prevent them from becoming regulars.

But, hey, if it works for your place, great! And like I said, your setup -- Dysons (= hands dry) + sanitizer (= hands disinfected) accomplishes the goal.

Oh, and I think Flea was referring specifically to casinos with his "various eateries and chips" comment, meaning multiple people handle the casino chips (= germapalooza). And with so many eating options, they (casinos) should offer a more sanitary way for cleaning your hands than just hand dryers. If this was Flea's intent, I must agree with him.
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February 4th, 2015 at 7:37:41 AM permalink
Quote: Dieter

Quote: Face

It was like a towel sewn in a loop. Pull down and "new" towel came out, but it was just previously used towel being circulated?



It's not a loop. There's a clean roll and a dirty roll. As you pull down, new towel comes off the clean roll, and a gear mechanism winds the dirty towel onto the other roll.

More like a cassette tape, less like an 8-track.

Those cloth towel thingies did need to have the towels taken out and laundered from time to time, typically by commercial laundry companies (like do uniforms & floor mats).



Yup. We actually still have a few of these at work. Janitorial crew replaces the used rolls with freshly laundered rolls at the end of the day. This is probably more "environmentally friendly" (or is the term "sustainable" now? They keep changing it!) than either paper towels or hand dryers.

But, I think most people see the setup and envision Face's version and just say, "Yuck!"
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February 4th, 2015 at 8:35:44 AM permalink
I liked those loop (roller) hand dryers better than either paper or air. The janitor staff had to keep up with them, but they were washable fabric and did a great job of drying your hands. I wish more of them were out there still.
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February 4th, 2015 at 9:08:12 AM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Yup. We actually still have a few of these at work. Janitorial crew replaces the used rolls with freshly laundered rolls at the end of the day. This is probably more "environmentally friendly" (or is the term "sustainable" now? They keep changing it!) than either paper towels or hand dryers.

But, I think most people see the setup and envision Face's version and just say, "Yuck!"



Lol, thanks for clearing that up. I didn't even know they still existed, as the last time I saw one was in one specific restaurant, and the last time I saw it I wasn't but 7 years old.
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February 4th, 2015 at 9:20:24 AM permalink
I also hate this switch; I've always preferred paper towels. Cleaner, and actually get the hands dry without having to go 3 passes through the obnoxiously loud unsanitary hand blaster 3000.
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February 4th, 2015 at 9:28:12 AM permalink
The dyson blades work but it is almost impossible to dry your hands without touching the sides. Most places don't keep them very clean. I prefer the super-blast normal style ones. I think the brand name is "xlerator" or something like that. If there is a traditional style air dryer I will typically just leave with wet hands.

Of course towels are better but I can see why businesses don't like them. A few high-end restaurants in my area actually provide a stack of terry towels and a hamper for the used ones.
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February 4th, 2015 at 10:17:53 AM permalink
Years ago I was in the restroom at Railroad Pass. The water, soap and towel dispenser were all automated. As I was drying my hands I said to another gentleman, "This bathroom does just about everything for you." Getting the joke he replied, "Pretty soon they'll do that too."
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February 4th, 2015 at 10:52:54 AM permalink
These are not two separate rolls. They are 1 continuous roll. Comes out of the dispenser you dry your hands and when you pull the next clean section down it rolls back up and into another roll above the original, but is never 2 separate rolls. I used to be a janitor.
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February 4th, 2015 at 10:58:33 AM permalink
Quote: thlf

These are not two separate rolls. They are 1 continuous roll. Comes out of the dispenser you dry your hands and when you pull the next clean section down it rolls back up and into another roll above the original, but is never 2 separate rolls. I used to be a janitor.



Sorry, 1 length of fabric, with a spindle on each end. Does that agree with your recollection?
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