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BSI 27B BALANCE MARKINGS

A quick learner says:
T POST LIKE 15-195 PART BUT OVERALL LENGTH IS 2 1/4 INCHES AND WIDTH OF HEAD IS 1 INCH. PART NUMBER 15-195 SHOWS DIMENSIONS OF 1 7/8 AND 1 1/4. AM I GETTING RIGHT PART WITH 15-195 OR WHAT PART DO I NEED FOR THOSE DIMENSIONS?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. Have you seen our 15-194 shoe? Does this look like it could be a closer fit?
A quick learner from OLATHE KS says:
the one i need is longer. here are 3 photo's
User submitted a photo of a pivot shoe.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Ah, I recognize this shoe. I see it has an indent running along the shaft. Let me guess: the balance has that same indent on the end?

Unfortunately, these balances aren't made anymore. You will have to replace the entire thing. Check out our Series 795 to see our alternative. I also think the 15-194 is your best bet, since it's only 1" wide. You can clip it right on our Series 795.
A landlord from johnson county ks says:
here are the photo's. As stated before; the stamping is 27B, bsi rk. Please tell me what will work so that i can order. Thanks AJ
User submitted a photo of a window balance.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for getting back to us, AJ. That hook looks like our 15-198. Do you agree?
A quick learner says:
I have ordered part 15-194 to see if I can make it work even though it is 1/4" too short but the pivot receiver is the same. no the balance only has an indentation on the pivot side.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I don't think the 15-194 will work for you. It does not have the indentation in the shaft, which means it will not fit right in your indented metal channel. You see, your metal channel folds in at the end, and so your pivot shoe also folds in a bit to accommodate that. Our 15-194 does not.

If you think you can play with it enough to get it to work, though, I suppose it's worth a shot. Let me know how it goes.
A home owner from GA says:
WHEN ORDERING THE BALNCE SPRINGS I'M PROMPTED FOR A 27-? OPTION. What is that?
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
The options are indicative of your balance pair's strength. They usually correspond to the stamp found on your metal channel, but we recommend that you weigh your sash and compare that weight to the ranges shown for each option to make sure that you're getting the right thing. After all, better safe than sorry.
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