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Old 04-10-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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No idea this could happen.

Last tenant in this office sold us 2 rolling office chairs. I raised lever on mine....sat down and for 3 seconds loved it. Then, whoosh, it plunged down so fast it startled me and I was left sitting with my chin almost on the desk.

Slow to learn I then bought 2 more adjustable office chairs, used, off Craigs List. Got to the office, pumped it up to ideal height and cautiously sat down. It was great. For an hour. A very slow subtle descent left me at a barely tolerable height.

Everyone says these cylinders on office chairs arenít worth replacing. None of the chairs looked old. I had a nice chair for 13 years when I worked for the county and it never gave me problems. In fact when I switched departments I talked them into letting my chair come with me.

Is there any way to tell if those cylinders are any good?
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:18 PM   #2
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:19 PM   #3
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Re: chair cylinders


Look the chairs over for a manufacturers label.

Complain to the manufacturer.


Often they will send you new parts.

I have a nice chair, and when I leaned back once the plastic arm rests snapped at the bottom back, and made it a flat bed recliner.

I called the manufacturer, complained, got free new arm rests in the mail.

And it's back in use right now.


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Old 04-11-2019, 05:08 AM   #4
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.... or you could do what I did yrs ago on a chair with a worn cylinder. I disassembled it and cut a section of PVC pipe to slip over the cylinder holding it up at the desired height. It was no longer adjustable but it made the chair usable.


Of course I know a tenn hillbilly fix might not be suitable for a lady in fla
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Haha, Mark thatís clever!
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