Waiting on foam....and a ratchet wrench for the bolts.... The pedal lifts it up about 5" and allows it to swing out of the way..... The nuts will tighten down and have about 3" of possible compression. I built this for the Mrs about 10 yrs ago....for a flower press....but I think it will work until I build one for myself. I have an oven that only one stove top burner that works....the the oven works fine.