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10 Gas Spring Ball Stud Extended Chute Door Closer

Inspection and replacement of your chute piston

There are many reasons why you would need to inspect and replace parts for your trash or linen chute. There are a few working parts that take a great amount of wear and abuse over time. While these parts are designed with this in mind, they can become worn and eventually begin to fail. One of these parts is your chute piston, and it is an integral part of having smooth operating chute system. Also called a gas closer or gas piston, this part resembles a closer on a screen door and works very much the same way in a bottom hinged chute.

10″ Gas Chute Piston Closer  (10″ cylinder and 17″ when extended)

Gas Shock Spring Closer Chute Piston

$30.00Add to cart

This 10″ Extended Chute Closer is for a Bottom Hinged Chute Door. 17.2″ long when Extended and 10.2″ when Compressed. Ball Socket End Fittings with Spring Clip.  Standard Compression Gas Piston Spring or sometimes called Hydraulic closer. This closure will fit the following size doors 14 x 17, 15 x 18, 18 x 18, 21 x 18, 21 x 21, and 24 x 24.


Upon inspection of the chute piston, take care to make sure the ball socket is not cracked or warped in any way that would impede operation. Also take care to listen and feel for any air leaking out of the piston tube during normal operation. Also check the piston itself for cracks or bends. Anything other than normal operation will warrant replacement of the chute piston.

Replacement of the chute piston is easy and requires little more than a screwdriver and maybe a small flashlight. When installing the chute piston, be sure to follow instructions and clean any surfaces the part will come into contact with. This will ensure a proper fit and good working order of the replacement part. Taking care to properly diagnose problems and replace necessary parts will ensure proper chute function for many years with little maintenance and a good amount of wear.

Below is also the popular 10” hydraulic closer, and neither of these items suit your needs, you can go to the following page to view all our piston closers or you can call us at 845 225 4507, and we can help you find exactly what you need.

10″ Hydraulic Closer

Hydraulic Closer

$37.00Add to cart

This 10″ Hydraulic closer is most often for a Bottom Hinged and sometimes Side Hinged chute intake door. This closer will fit the following size doors 15 x 18, 18 x 18, 21 x 18, 21 x 21, and 24 x 24.