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Balance identification

A home owner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
Hi,
I
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I'm sorry, but your question looked like it cut off. I'd be happy to help you identify your balance, though. The best way to do this is to show us a few pictures of what you currently have, and we can work from there.
A quick learner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
The 29 X 29 sash's are 16 lbs.
The 37 X 29 sashes are 21 lbs.

I'm hoping from these 2 sizes you can calculate the rest of the weights for me.


These are all vinyl windows with a 1 inch air space between the double panes.

The sash thickness is 1 3/8 of an inch

Rod width seems to be 9/16

Below is a list of the sash sizes. I
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Ah, I see. Sounds like you need spiral balances. Can you tell me if these windows are tilt or non tilt? Do you also know the length of the tube? Thanks!
A quick learner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
They are tilt, as stated twice in my original message to your company. I also stated that they have been worked on several times by people who knew little about this and the sizes that are on them now can not be trusted.

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thank you! I'm sorry for the confusion, but for some reason your information is not coming through all the way. We are trying our best with what we can see, though.

Now, the rule of thumb for calculating balance length based on sash size is to subtract 1" from the height of the bottom sash and two inches from the height of the top sash.

So, for both of your sashes, which are 29" high, I would recommend the S600-28 for the bottom sashes and S600-27 for the top sashes (this is of course assuming that the top and bottom sash for both windows are the same size). I'd go with the Red Tip option for both.
A quick learner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
Can you please quote your part numbers for the following windows. I'll then be able to group them better and place my order, Thanks

top sash 28x28H
bottom sash 29x29H

top sash 27x28H
bottom sash 28x29H

top sash 37x29H
bottom sash 38x29H

top sash 28x23H
bottom sash 29x24H

top sash 36x28H
bottom sash 37x29H

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Sure thing. Assuming each one uses our Series 600 spiral balance, I would recommend S600-26 for the top sash, and S600-28 for the bottom sash for the first three windows (please also confirm size of the third top sash, it should be 37 x 28 not 37 x 29).

For the fourth window, I would recommend our S600-21 for the top sash and S600-23 for the bottom sash.

Finally, for the last window, I recommend our S600-26 for the top sash and S600-28 for the bottom sash once again.

The tip colors you need may vary. I would not recommend guessing as these can be delicate systems. You would have to weigh each sash and refer to the color tip chart we show on each balance store page.
A quick learner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
Hi again Paul,

I weighed all the sashes and found that all but 1 kitchen window could take the blue. What do you think? Also,
is there a way to just convert this quote into an invoice? If not could you go over this again and give me the part numbers again for each. For some reason I'm having trouble with this.

Thanks again for your understanding,
Regards,
Barry


Master Bed
Top, 37w x 28h x 4 parts 20 lbs sash
Bottom, 38w x 29h x 4 parts 22 lbs sash

top, 28w x 28h x 2 parts 15 lbs sash
bottom, 29w x 29h 2 parts 16 lbs sash

Middle Bed,
Top, 28w x 28h x 4 parts 15 lbs sash
Bottom 29w x 29h x 4 parts 16 lbs sash

Back bed,
Top, 28w x 28h x 6 parts 15 lbs sash
Bottom, 29w x 29h x 6 parts 16 lbs sash

Porch,
Top, 27w x 28h x 6 parts 15 lbs sash
Bottom, 28w x 29h x 6 parts 16 lbs sash
Top, 36w x 28h x 6 parts 20 lbs sash
Side, bottom, 37w x 29h x 6 parts 21 lbs sash

Living room,
Top, 28w x 28h x 8 parts 15 lbs sash
Bottom, 29w x 29h x 8 parts 16 lbs sash

Kitchen,
Top 28w x 28h x 2 parts 15 lbs sash
Back, Bottom, 29w x 29h x 2 parts 16 lbs sash

Top, 28w x 23h x 2 parts 13 lbs sash
Bottom 29w x 24h x 2 parts 14 lbs sash
A quick learner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
Hi Again Paul,

I have some more to add to the order. I'd like to add 6 of the 15-015 too.

Thanks,

Regards,

Barry
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Sure thing. I cannot create an invoice for you, but you can place your order directly on our site. I will go through each window one at a time.

Master Bed
Top Sash 1: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash 1: S600-28 Red Tip

Top Sash 2: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash 2: S600-28 Red Tip

Middle Bed
Top Sash: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash: S600-28 Red Tip

Back Bed
Top Sash: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash: S600-28 Red Tip

Porch
Top Sash 1: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash 2: S600-28 Red Tip

Top Sash 2: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash 2: S600-28 Red Tip

Living Room
Top Sash: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash: S600-28 Red Tip

Kitchen
Top Sash 1: S600-26 Red Tip
Bottom Sash 2: S600-28 Red Tip

Top Sash 2: S600-21 Red Tip
Bottom Sash 2: S600-23 Red Tip

Let me know if you have any questions!
A quick learner from Atlantic City, NJ says:
Okay Paul,

This is great! I'm enclosing a picture of the latest cart.

The only question is about the blue tip for the bottom sashes (excluding the 1 kitchen window). Do you think it's not necessary?

Thanks again for all your help,

Barry
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks, Barry. Yes, your cart looks good. You can switch to Blue, if you want. I don't think it will hurt, but at this point it's a matter of personal preference.
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