DIY: How to Remove an Ergonomic Chair Cylinder!

DIY: How to Remove an Ergonomic Chair Cylinder!

Posted by Human Solution on Mar 18th 2013

Ever wonder about the best way to remove the cylinder from your ergonomic office chair? Maybe not. But if at some point you find it necessary, whether you are moving, and you need to disassemble your chair, or for any other reason, you may have no idea where to begin. Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

It’s actually not that difficult. In fact, to prove it to you, I made this video demonstrating just how simple it is, using tools and materials that you already have around your house. Duct tape really does have a million and one uses! Stream the video above and read the steps below to learn how to remove a chair cylinder.

  1. First, you have to remove the base. If done correctly, this is really not that hard. Just lay the chair on its side, hold the base and pull toward you while giving a few good whacks to the bottom of the cylinder with a rubber mallet. It should slide right off.
  2. Then, clean the cylinder and protect it from scratches by wrapping it with several layers of duct tape.
  3. Using a vice grip, turn the cylinder counter-clockwise until it starts to loosen.
  4. Voila! A successful cylinder removal!

Now, some cylinders may be more stubborn than others. If some good old-fashioned elbow grease isn’t enough, you may try spraying some WD-40, or a similar product, on it, and letting it sit for a while. Then try again. Remember, you can always give us a call at 800-531-3746 if you have any questions!

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