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Gas struts

Postby rooster » Fri May 19, 2006 1:47 am

Danny mentioned that he use 120# gas struts for his hatch, one on each side of the hatch. Does that mean it will push up 120 pounds, or is there a formula that is used?

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Postby emiller » Fri May 19, 2006 6:50 am

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Here you go Rooster click on this link http://www.mcmaster.com/ and type gas struts in the search box.
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Re: Gas struts

Postby halfdome, Danny » Fri May 19, 2006 9:24 am

rooster wrote:Danny mentioned that he use 120# gas struts for his hatch, one on each side of the hatch. Does that mean it will push up 120 pounds, or is there a formula that is used?

Jim, :?


Jim, I wondered the same and came to the conclusion that if there is enough support for that strong of a gas strut it's the easiest way to guess. I have 3" Popular framing on the galley walls so I went for the 120 pounders. When I open the hatch some of the weight is assisted by the struts and it increases as I lift it until I get to about 3/4 of the way open. The struts then really do their work and lift & hold it up very well. I noticed while closing that I'm only compressing the struts about 3/4 + of their capacity when the hatch is shut. 8) Danny
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Postby rooster » Fri May 19, 2006 8:11 pm

Thanks for the information. . . . :thumbsup: :applause:

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