Re: Hinged Door in the Floor
For a latch, I'd use one of the flat toolbox latches you see on service trucks (the ones that go out to the jobsite to fuel and lube construction equipment). In the pictures, they are using gas springs (frequently found on pickup canopy doors and the trunks of Volkswagens) to support the hatch.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.