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Old 12-16-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Attic Stairs - Wood or Aluminum


Hello,
I am replacing a set of pull down attic stairs. My choices are wood with springs or aluminum with gas pistons.
Any recommendations?
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The gas pistons in my car tailgate quit working after 9 years.

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Old 12-16-2009, 05:20 PM   #3
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You might want to check with your local building code official. Some localities have mandated (or banned the wood) the aluminum (example- Horry county, SC). The aluminum is much sturdier.
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