November 13, 2013 10:46 AM Subscribe
I have a couple of gas struts to lift a big steel hatch. I'm concerned about breaking them (because I had a couple of other gas struts which did break) I'm assured by the vendor that they are suitable for the location, but I am not entirely convinced by their design. It was put together only by looking at a few photos and is only really for the purpose of selecting the correct bracketry etc. What do I need to think about when attaching these struts? What sort of forces are particularly bad? What kind of travel should I be looking at? Basically what advice can you give me on positioning these things?