Don't throw out that chair!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by mark_digital, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. mark_digital

    mark_digital Guest

    Ever get that sinking feeling? You probably didn't notice until your chin
    was nearly level to your computer desk or your wrist felt as if it was being
    carved while you moved the mouse. It happened to me recently. My pnuematic
    chair was gradually losing it's air. If I pulled the handle located under
    the seat as I stood up it would reset but then start to lose it again. Then
    one day I got totally fed up with it and nearly tossed it out. But I
    suddenly had an idea. I removed the casters and bottom assembly and measured
    the exposed piston while it was fully extended. I cut a piece of 1 1/2" dia.
    pvc pipe to that length and slipped it over the piston, and then slid the
    two plastic piston covers over that. I reattached the casters and bottom
    assembly. The chair now stays up, but of course it remains there. I always
    had it set for full height anyway.
    mark_digital, Feb 29, 2004
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    Alan D-W Guest

    Maybe you had the sharpening set too high - it pierced the gas cylinder.
    Alan D-W, Feb 29, 2004
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  3. This would be 'priapism'

    This is a true story -- I swear. A few years ago I had a canon S-100.
    It was on the car seat when I got out of the car, and somehow it
    snagged on my clothes an tumbled out onto the pavement. It
    still worked. For a day or two. Then, the lens fully extended,
    and stayed that way. I wanted to accurately describe the
    condition to the canon service folks...

    They fixed it for free, under warranty.
    Lee Lindquist, Mar 2, 2004
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