How to Guide: Replacing the Gas Lift on a Bar Stool

26th January 2018

Fixing your bar stool by replacing the gas lift

Okay, so we know that life isn't perfect. Things are bound to go wrong from time to time. That's why we've decided to put together this guide for fixing your gas lift bar stool. Of course, a well-used piece of furniture breaking can be really annoying. However, getting this little inconvenience fixed doesn't have to be difficult.

What you'll need

  • Your hands and maybe someone to help!
  • A rubber mallet or something similar
  • A new gas lift

1. Removing the seat top and stem

Firstly, you'll need to remove the seat and stem from the base. To do this, you can place one foot on either side of the base of the stool. Pull the seat part of the stool upwards so that it reaches the top. Hold the gas lever, then hold both sides of the seat top and pull. It should then pop off. Note: you may require assistance to do this. Leave the seat top and stem to one side.

2. Removing the gas lift

Make sure you remove the plastic ring from the top of the base if there is one. Next, turn the base upside down so you can see the underside of it. Lift it slightly off the floor and use a rubber mallet to knock gently the bottom of the base - where you can see the gas lift. It will eventually come loose and fall out.

3. Insert new gas lift cylinder

Now, you can insert the new gas lift into the base. Attach the rest of the stool back on top in the order it came off! And there you have it... a shiny new gas lift for your stool.

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