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Gas Springs Dos and Don'ts

You are kindly informed following using tips when you use Yeswin gas springs.

- Do use standard gas springs rod down.
- Do ensure gas springs are stored rod down to lubricate the oil seals before use.
- Do ensure gas spring's end fittings are fully screwed home.
- Do ensure that end fittings are in line, so that side load forces are not applied as a result of misalignement.
- Do try to use ball joints to help avoid side load forces. If eyelets are used, ensure a sloppy fit to allow lateral movement.
- Do ensure the ball studs are flush with the surface and tightened when ball joints are used.
- Do try to use shorter gas springs close to the hinges rather than long stroke gas springs away from the hinges.
- Do provide physical stops to limit the gas spring's extremes.
- Do ensure that undue force is not applied to over compress or over extend the gas spring.

- Do not puncture or incinerate gas springs.
- Do not scratch, dent, chip, bend or paint the rods.
- Do not cycle more than 15 times per minute.
- Do not attempt to regas a gas spring. This is an extremely dangerous operation.
- Do not reduce the force of a gas spring below its specified minimum working force.
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