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Kelv20

03:57PM | 10/03/04
Member Since: 10/02/04
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Bvmoney
Hi,

One of the "disappearing springs" on my attic ladder snapped and I've been having a tough time locating a replacement. The ladder is at least 30+ years old. It's called the "EZ Way Stairway Model 18" by the Minnesota Wood Specialties Company.

Does anyone know where to look for one?? I went to and called at least 10, 12 hardware stores, large chains and mom & pop shops, no one seems to have anything close to it. The spring measures 16 inches in length and half an inch in diameter.

The attic ladder won't close at all. Please help.

-Kelvin


Jim D

12:54AM | 10/04/04
Member Since: 01/06/01
342 lifetime posts
Kelv20 - hi, when I read your post there were some ads for attic stairs along the left side of the screen. Hopefully, they'll pop up when you view this reply. You may want to browse to their sites and see if they sell parts. I'd think that spring may be a commonly used part by manufacturers of such ladders/stairs.

Another possible source may be a place that sells/repairs garage doors. They use large springs of varying sizes and may be able to direct you to a souce if they don't have the size spring you need.

Finally, I'll assume you don't have anyone in your town that sells attic ladders/stairs. You may want to try to locate such a dealer in a larger town that's within a reasonable drive. A dealer may be able to locate the spring you need.

I hope this helps some - good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA
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