14 Tips For Replacing Gas Springs

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        1. Only use within a temperature range of -40°F to 300°F (-40°C to 148°C). Do not heat above 300°F (148°C).Use additional locking mechanisms if failure of gas spring can cause injury.
        2. If you are going to be using this in a place that is close to food please ask in advance that you have food grade oils as parts might leak onto the ground or general area surrounding the gas springs location
        3. Allow for a bit of play within the joints, and if there is a potential for vibrations, make sure that all of the fittings are secured.
        4. DO NOT Pry a 4x4 or 2x4 Under Your Leveler, It Will Fall and this has many times resulted in serious injury or death side loading of gas springs. 
        5. Pay attention to see if you see any minor damage or corrosion on the shaft to see if failure is imminent.
        6. Unless they are designed to have tension on them please make sure that they are not loading as such with traction force.
        7. Do not extend or retract gas springs beyond their design specifications. Gas springs are not to be used as a dead stop
        8. Mount and dismount gas springs according to the manufactures guidelines, by mounting them properly you help increase longevity unit.
        9. Test gas springs after installation.
        10. Avoid high accelerations or velocities during extension or compression as it could very easily overtake the unit
        11. Store gas springs in a shaft-down position to ensure lubrication of seal
        12. Mount non-reservoir gas springs shaft-down, generally they remain in a non moving position.
        13. Long strokes may require additional support to avoid bending and tilting.Source Ameritool MFG

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