View Full Version : Attic Stairs repair

09-04-2008, 10:14 PM
The spreader arms on the attic stairs in my house are bowed inwards and are getting worse everytime I open it up. They were installed before I moved into the house, so I'm not sure of the brand. Is it possible to find replacement arms or do I have to install an entire new stairs case?

09-08-2008, 07:27 AM
just assuming the stairs were attacked by humidity and heat and they started curving, I would think the whole assembly should be replaced. once wood starts to warp in any given direction its almost impossible to stop it. be it a material fault or an engineering choice of materials, I wouldn't keep it. now its dangerous for anyone using it. it could collapse causing injury to the user.

09-13-2008, 04:45 PM
thanks for your reply...the wood is not bowed or warped, it is the steel arm that folds up and down...I think you're right I need to replace it...I was hoping not to replace the whole thing and just get parts...everything I've looked at online does not have parts

09-20-2008, 10:53 AM
I have had the exact same problem. My current problem is finding a place where I can buy just a replacement pivot arm, or to buy a complete new set. If you find out where pivot arms can be purchased, let me know.

09-20-2008, 12:49 PM
I have two web sites that offer parts and new stairs.
www dot bessler dot com and www dot calvertusa dot com

09-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Thank you _so_ much for your reply!

10-06-2008, 02:47 PM
Hi, I'm currently having the same problem. I found attic replacement spreader arms at INDUSTRIAL LADDER online (cost around $30. for a pair) Customer Service said if they do not fit then they can be sent back and they will credit everything but the shipping costs. I couldn't find them in any stores so I thought it was worth taking a chance as the picture looked exactly like my attic stairs. Good luck!!