The Windsor Wood model BE-100G is designed for openings 25.5 x 54 inches and a max ceiling height of 10 foot 4 inches tall. Has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. Made of southern yellow pine by skilled workers in Little Rock, Arkansas, this unit is great for the home owner just needing occasional access to the attic. The Smooth Operator gas strut system allows for quieter, easier operation of your attic stair, requiring only half as much strength to open & close the stairway opposed to the spring system.
I bought this with struts because I'm getting older & figured it would be easier to pull down & put back up. Got the ladder installed & was going to make the cut for the legs went to put it up & it would go closed. We pulled the ladder down & one of the 2 struts did not work & the strut bent. The worst part is trying to get a part for it. I went to Menards on Sunday to get a replacement they said they couldn't call the place because it was Sunday. The sales guy told me to call the number on the strut so on Monday I called. Well the strut company referred me to a place in my town that sells the struts they wanted me to pay for it. So I called Menards & they have no clue!!! Don't waste your money on it. Get the springs. If it would be a big pain in the rear I'd take the ladder down & get the one with springs. The ladders should have a warranty??
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