Just been dismantling an old chair (get some (possibly) useful bits) and
had the base and column with gas strut.
Now, I never get in line with either end of a gas strut so was fiddling
around with the lever etc., then put the sharp end on a slab, operated the
lever and pressed down hard. There was a whoosh of gas and the piston rod
went flush down and stayed there.
Is this the way to kill the thing? I wondered if it was a built-in method
of rendering it harmless.
You don't understand Newton's Third Law of Motion?
Sometimes. You push the cup seal against the ends internally, the cup
bends and the seal doesn't seal for a moment. Cue whooshing and loss
Don't think it's deliberate though. Usually the shaft isn't long
enough and the shaft's end attachment bottoms out first.
On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 06:47:59 -0700 (PDT), Andy Dingley wrote:
Ok, thanks - looks as if I was lucky.
I take all my scrap metal to the local tip, sorry, recycling centre in the
panniers, so a suddenly operating gas strut is unwelcome; the whole assy.
was a bit long when out.
The head of a pin will hold more angels if
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