7th February
2013
written by Todd Harrison

Here is a super short video on how to fix those squeaky chairs and stools. They drive me crazy because they are so loud that I wake people at night when using my office chair or when I’m shooting a video and my bench stool squeaks so loud I can’t hear myself talk. They just had to be fixed and it wasn’t that hard.

I hope you enjoy the video and photo gallery below.

My bench stool is upside down. Add some oil between the two pipes.

My bench stool is upside down. Add some oil between the two pipes.

Sand the inner pipe if it is not smooth.

Sand the inner pipe if it is not smooth.

Add some clean bearing grease.

Add some clean bearing grease.

Make sure the bearing grease goes as far down as the stool goes.

Make sure the bearing grease goes as far down as the stool goes.

Add some more oil to the pivit point of the air ram. Clean up before returning the stool to the house.

Add some more oil to the pivit point of the air ram. Clean up before returning the stool to the house.

My office chair upside down.

My office chair upside down.

Oil the spring. Mine is inside the large knob so I put lots on and let it set for an hour.

Oil the spring. Mine is inside the large knob so I put lots on and let it set for an hour.

Add oil to the pivit points.

Add oil to the pivit points.

Remove the clip that holds the legs to the air ram.

Remove the clip that holds the legs to the air ram.

Remove these bearings and clean them before applying clean bearing grease. Put some grease on the air ram too.

Remove these bearings and clean them before applying clean bearing grease. Put some grease on the air ram too.

When the chair is right side up put a little oil between the spring knob and base.

When the chair is right side up put a little oil between the spring knob and base.

Put your air ram retention clip back on and add more bearing grease to this point.

Put your air ram retention clip back on and add more bearing grease to this point.

Office chair is now squeak free.

Office chair is now squeak free.

Use an Allen wrench or whatever you need to really tighten up all the fasteners so you don't get any hardware squeaks.

Use an Allen wrench or whatever you need to really tighten up all the fasteners so you don’t get any hardware squeaks.

My bench stool is now squeak free too!. Thanks for joining.

My bench stool is now squeak free too!. Thanks for joining.

 

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