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That Hole in the Floor #2: The cellar trap door, it works!

11-09-2014 02:01 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

I’ve finally gotten the door for the cellar to work well. Two chevy tahoe hatch lifts mounted in tandem provide just the right lift to make opening and closing the door a nearly one finger operation. This door probably weighs in at 100+ lbs so these piston lifts were mandatory and boy do they work well. I ordered Tahoe ones because I have a Tahoe and I could take exact measurements on the ones on the SUV before I ordered them from Amazon. They cost about $20 each.If you wanted to see how the door is made click the first post in this series. Here is a picture of the door closed. I have yet to put the baseboard on it that will go against the wall. the hinge shows in the lower part ...

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