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Elaine Gotham

10:54AM | 02/08/00
Member Since: 02/07/00
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Bvflooring

I have a very heavy trap door in my hallway floor
which goes to the basement. It is 8 ft. long and 32
inches wide, and weighs about 100 lbs. The
contractor installed a "ring" to pull it up, but it is
still very difficult, and as I get older, will become
more and more diffcult. Pulling it up the first 8-10
inches is the hardest. My question is: "is there any
kind of spring hinge or anything that will make this
daily task a little easier???"

Wick

04:56AM | 02/09/00
Hi Elaine, here's one idea that might help make this easier, and safer too. Go to your local auto parts store and ask the clerk for pneumatic hood support arms, these are found in a lot of cars to support the hood when it's lifted into the open position. I'd recommend buying two, one for each end of the door. They come in different lengths, so in your situation I'd recommend buying the longest available to facilitate opening the door the most. Hope this helps, and good luck!
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