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Old 08-27-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Bed lifts-Won't compress

I just installed two 150lb bed lifts so I can access the storage under my bed. I think these are TOO strong as I can't get them to compress. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-27-2011, 01:14 PM   #2
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I have a 350 pound friend who probably can hold the bed down.

Seriously you might be able to move them closer to the pivot using leverage to your advantage. Possibly adding more of a horizontal mounting attitude to the lift. But you'll have to calculate how much the lifts are lifting. Probably the real answer is lifts of a lower capacity.
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Try disconnecting one of the lifts. But I suspect tpi is likely right.

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I just installed two 150lb bed lifts

That's 300 pounds. Whatz that bed weigh?
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Ease up on the Viagra.
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I found this site.

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under-bed storage

Check out our posting about the great hinges we used to lift our twin beds to get at the storage space underneath:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...eds-80469.html

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this is great! i was looking for this information. i ended up taken photos of another bed and tried to duplicate from that. i think going to a lower capacity is what i have to do. 150 was what was recommended. does seem extreme now.
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Happy Sunday my friend. Please post the final design and cylinder specifications. I need to build my bed pedestal and could use the benefit of your experiences. :-)
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I'm thinking that I could use this info as well - thanks for sharing.
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