How to Calculate the Gas Strut Length and Force Required Below is what we believe to be the simplest way to work out the pressure required for gas struts being installed to keep open any lid, door, roof window, awning etc etc. In general the length to choose for gas struts is about 55% of the height of the door you are trying to keep open. So if you have a door that is 1000mm in height a 550mm long gas strut would be about right. In simple terms we are talking half the door height plus a bit when determining optimal gas strut length. Once the gas strut length is selected its then a case of working out where to fit your gas struts. The table below has different lengths of gas struts included. The positioning of these lengths of gas struts is detailed within the table. While your gas struts may not be exactly the same length as the gas struts in the table apply some common sense by working out where your gas strut is on the table and apply a fitting position based on this estimate. At Struts West we understand this process can sometimes be as clear as mud and we are happy to help you with this process , further if you buy your gas struts from us we will help with this process and also repressure your gas struts after you have fitted them if the pressure supplied is not quite right. Come in to our Myaree location or call us on 61078133 and we will help you choose the right gas strut length, pressure and end fittings for your job and back it up with after sales service too so you can get that lid to stay up as required.
While fitting gas struts to a new application is not an exact science we can help you with this process so you get the best result possible. Come in or call us to discuss appropriate gas strut length, gas strut pressure, end brackets and placement of gas struts on your application.