Office chair piston repair is not as expensive as you think.
That is because the piston itself can be easily replaced without having to repair its rather intricate design. This piston mechanism is a pneumatic cylinder that is normally housed in a cylinder column of some sort.
Rather than operating with fluid, like the piston in your car, it operates with compressed air.
The lever you use to adjust your seat controls this compression and decompression of air, which in turn sets the the desired height of your chair. When this mechanism fails, you basically have to buy a new cylinder to restore the adjustment feature.
Cylinders are to intricately machined to be cost effectively repaired by hand.
Fortunately, replacement cylinders are readily available from chair manufacturers―especially for those of us who can purchase then at wholesale cost.
When you contact turn to Viper for office chair piston repair, you are really paying a reasonable labor to install amazingly discounted, factory replacement parts.
But how do you know if your office chair cylinder really needs repair, or if you should just buy a new chair?
That may seem like a hard determination for the end user to make, but it’s really quite easy to spot if you know what to do look for. Essentially, you have three basic components: the cylinder, the cylinder column,, and the control lever.
If your lever will not move when you try to push it up and down, you have either a jammed or faulty lever. However, if the lever is loose, and the seat falls all the way to the lowest position when you sit in it, then the cylinder has lost its ability to maintain pressure. It must be replaced.
If you can move the seat up and down, but the seat slowly sinks over the course of the day, the cylinder is on the brink of total failure and should be replaced as soon as possible.
While few people ever attempt to replace a broken lever, a lot of people try to dot their own office chair piston repair.
Some of these DIY fixes involve inserting a piece of PVC pipe between the bottom of the seat and the top of the broken cylinder. This is NOT something Viper would ever do or even recommend. Jamming the cylinder with a piece of pipe sets the seat at a permanent height. This destroys its ergonomic value and basically makes it a useless chair.
Viper, on the other hand, can not only complete a professional office chair piston repair, but we can also fix jammed levers, replace broken ones, and either clean or replace dysfunctional casters.
We perform these repairs in our own factory facility, and we guarantee our work for 1 year to cover labor and materials used.
Don’t get bit by high retail replacements, shortcut DIY repairs, or unnecessary replacement chairs. Trust Viper to do the job right for you.
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