Dyson Airblade Installation

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Dyson Airblade Installation
A Dyson Airblade is more hygienic and cost effective than other hand drying methods. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Provide your customers and staff with a fast and hygienic method of hand drying by installing a Dyson Airblade machine. These modern hand dryers are energy efficient and, not only will you be providing a machine that filters out 99.9 per cent of bacteria -- running costs are significantly less than traditional hand drying methods -- thus saving you money. By following the straightforward installation directions together with the mounting template, your airblade will be operational in no time.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Owner's operation manual
  • Installation template
  • Electric drill and appropriate bits
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Screwdriver
  • Level
  • Pencil or marking tool
  • Appropriate electrical fittings
  • 6 0.25-inch screws, toggle or masonry bolts and appropriate fittings.

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  1. 1

    Turn off the electrical supply. Choose a suitable location on a flat wall and place the installation template in position, following the height recommendations described in the owner's manual. Ensure it is square; using the level.

  2. 2

    Mark the six mounting holes then drill them. Mark and drill the hole for the electrical connection. Install the electrical conduit and wire.

  3. 3

    Fix the mounting plate securely in position using 0.25-inch fixtures.

  4. 4

    Lay the airblade unit face up and remove the fascia fixing screws. Refer to the owner's manual for specific directions. Remove the fascia cover.

  5. 5

    Knock out the appropriate electrical inlet hole from the back plate of the airblade. Install the electrical unit according to the manufacturer's directions, then connect the terminal blocks.

  6. 6

    Hang the airblade onto the mounting plate then screw it securely to the wall using the four fixing holes and fixtures.

  7. 7

    Replace the fascia cover and secure with the tamper-proof fittings.

  8. 8

    Switch on the electrical supply and test the unit by placing your hands between the two airblades. The airflow should start immediately.

Tips and warnings

  • Refer to the owner's manual and installation guide if the unit fails to operate. Always refer to a qualified electrician, when installing any electrical device.

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