A reducer is recommended for simple force reduction of a gas spring. Before using the reducer, hold the gas spring with the cylinder upwards for at least 1 minute. Doing this the small amount of oil sinks down and will therefore not leak out of the gas spring. It is however advisable to keep a towel nearby.
I like this store. Very easy to order a gas spring for a custom application. I was able to get the perfect length and force for a trap door. The options for connectors were also easy to understand and order. Thanks