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Old 07-31-2016, 02:22 PM   #21
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Just completed the project yesterday with two gas shocks. One for the medicine cabinet and the other was for the door above the fridge on our '16 25' FB. The installation process was very easy. Directions are a bit weird, I suppose due to translation from Chinese to English and dimensions were in millimeters, but overall it was flawless.

My initial concern was that the medicine cabinet door would be to heavy and need two shocks, but one holds the door up nicely. The door over the fridge is a bit stiff and i would recommend using the next size down from the same company.

Amazon sells them in pairs, so if you want to hold up the medicine cabinet door and settle for the stiffness over the fridge, these are the ones to order.

Apexstone 100N/22.5lb Gas Struts/Gas Springs/Gas Strut Lift Support/Gas Shocks Lift Lid,Set of 4

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Nice work!
Any possibility you could provide the measurements for each end of the gas strut? I'm wanting to do this type of upgrade.
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This comes directly from the mfg. website (which I think is pretty accurate).
Hope this helps.


Pressure:100N/22.5lb (Per Strut);Length ( hole center to hole center) :9-11/16'';Travel:3-14/25'' ,Distance between ball mounts compressed: 6-1/8"
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Any possibility you could provide the measurements for each end of the gas strut? I'm wanting to do this type of upgrade.
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Should have asked the question differently. Since you've completed the installation, any possibility of getting your specific measurements for each mounting point, example measurements for mirrored door, location of screw holes from top and side of door and inside cabinet, from bottom and front. Thanks
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This comes directly from the mfg. website (which I think is pretty accurate).
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Pressure:100N/22.5lb (Per Strut);Length ( hole center to hole center) :9-11/16'';Travel:3-14/25'' ,Distance between ball mounts compressed: 6-1/8"
I just got struts delivered and they are 22 lbs as well. The seem really powerful, a lot of pressure just to compress them! I guess the leverage of the door, once installed, helps to close it. My next question is...the spring force, when compressed, seems like it would force the door open! The latches on the mirrored door really keep the strut compressed?
I guess I'm just looking for reassurance!
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You'll be fine with these struts, particularly on the bathroom mirror door. I only used one and now wished I had used both of them because with only one, the door tends to drop about 3 inches, but then stops. I put the second one on the door over the fridge and it is almost too strong for the small cabinet door. It definitely keeps that one wide open.
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