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This is why I prefer Hydraulic chairs

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You know how older (and maybe newer, but can't recall seeing any) office chairs go up and down by spinning them like a nut on a bolt?

Yeah, mine is like that, and I got a reminder why I don't like the design, at least when the "nit" (being the base of the chair" is threaded in plastic.

Turn around last night at my desk, and there was a crack, followed by shaft (along with the rest of the chair and me on it)braking through the base and hitting the floor.

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What do you use as a base for that thing wmj? I can't remember the last time I saw a chair with a metal base. I've got a Prizm seat and two Intrepid seats that need a use. :scratcchin:

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A chair is worthless without joysticks.

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I used aluminum sheet:

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I remember that, but the actual chair base, I can;t remember the last time I saw a metal one.

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Hmm... I have some Jetta seats that need lovin'. I may have to steal your design, WMJ. :P

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They say necessity is the mother of invention. Behold, the problem and my $3.47 galvanized steel solution!

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A friend of mine uses a seat from an old EMD F7 (GM built locomotive) as a desk chair.

It is amazingly comfortable.

Chris

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DF, you're one crafty Mo-Fo.

I'm too lazy to requisition a new office chair. The last time that happened I ended up with one with arm rests that were painfully uncomfortable on my elbows. I traded it with another rookie for his that was the same as the one that broke on me.

Now. a wheel has been falling out of one of the legs for over a year because it's somehow missing the bushing insert that is meant to be permanently part of the leg. I fixed it once by hammering in two steel wedges on either side of the wheel shaft, but they eventually worked loose. Just a couple of days ago I screwed in two drywall screws through the side of the leg against the notches in the shaft and it seems to be holding like new again.

I'm probably the only guy with a set of tools in a drawer of the desk. Sometimes I feel like I probably spend more time fixing other people's crap than I do work!

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I sit in one of these at work. They rock.

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At home, I have a cheap $99 leather chair from Office Max. It was decent at first, but the bottom cushin is starting to wear out already.

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A friend of mine uses a seat from an old EMD F7 (GM built locomotive) as a desk chair.

It is amazingly comfortable.

Chris

Railroad air seats are bomb!

They better be nice because your ass is in it for hours!

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I sit in one of these at work. They rock.

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At home, I have a cheap $99 leather chair from Office Max. It was decent at first, but the bottom cushin is starting to wear out already.

I have one of those too, they are nice for air circulation, but lower back is not very good

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The one I am sitting in has a metal base. I think I bought it in summer 2001. It is pretty decent.

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DF, you're one crafty Mo-Fo.

I'm too lazy to requisition a new office chair. The last time that happened I ended up with one with arm rests that were painfully uncomfortable on my elbows. I traded it with another rookie for his that was the same as the one that broke on me.

Now. a wheel has been falling out of one of the legs for over a year because it's somehow missing the bushing insert that is meant to be permanently part of the leg. I fixed it once by hammering in two steel wedges on either side of the wheel shaft, but they eventually worked loose. Just a couple of days ago I screwed in two drywall screws through the side of the leg against the notches in the shaft and it seems to be holding like new again.

I'm probably the only guy with a set of tools in a drawer of the desk. Sometimes I feel like I probably spend more time fixing other people's crap than I do work!

Why thank you. :D

Try putting JB Weld in the socket the wheel shaft goes into and putting wheel in, then let it dry.

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I like my chair a lot. I bought it for $15 to replace the one I had whose frame broke. I got a Staples gift card to replace it, but I haven't used it yet because I don't want to buy a good chair for the damn cats to claw up.

Wish I knew what make/model it was so I could replace the armrest. They clawed the right one up then stopped clawing it altogether. It's a very comfortable and well padded chair.

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And to think, since I bought my first computer in 1999, I've been using the same 50-year old wooden kitchen chair I got from my paternal grandfather. Not that it's ergonomic or anything, or even comfortable after a while. Edited by ocnblu
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Time to upgrade:

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Now if I could just wire it up for heat and massage I'd be good to go.

A chair like that really shows you're an Achieva at work. :D

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