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Certainteed Sash Pivot Bar

A home owner from Baltimore, Maryland says:
I was cleaning my windows and I had a problem with one of them as it came out of the frame and I was unable to place it back into the frame completely so that it could be locked. I then removed it again and discovered that the pivot pin shoe was damaged and it wouldn't allow the sash pivot bar to seat completely into the shoe. I then removed the pivot bar on the left side of the window and didn't realize that there were 2 screws securing it to the bottom of the window. I removed one screw and since it wouldn't come off I applied force to it with a screwdriver and cracked it. When I finally was able to remove the window from the frame, I saw that there was a second screw securing the pivot bar to the window. I then contacted a couple of companies who deal with the certainteed type windows and arranged for a service call. The gentleman was able to replace the pivot pin shoe, however, he didn't have the proper sash pivot bar. All of the bars he had were the type where the pin was on center, however, my pivot bar is designed so that the pin is offset, therfore, the on center pins woud not seat properly in the shoe. Consequently, my question is whether all the sash pivot bars you sell have pins that are on center or do you also sell pivot bars that are designed with the pin offset? I hope that I have explained my problem clearly enough and would appreciate your response. Thank you.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
It sounds like you may have the 26-175, CertainTeed Pivot Bar, Pair. The 26-175 is similar to this product but the pins are offset.
A home owner from Baltimore, Maryland says:
Thank you for responding so quickly. I actually thought that from the diagrams/pictures on your website that I would need the 26-353 as the replacement. Does the 26-353 have a centered pin pivot bar or is it offset? Do you think that trying to measure the pivot bar would help in the determination of what model I actually need? Thank you.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Yes, the 26-353 has a centered pivot bar. Measurements are provided online for the 26-175 & 26-253 pivots, let us know if you need additional measures.
A home owner from Baltimore, Maryland says:
Thank you. In order to satisfy my curiosity, I'm going to attempt to measure the sash pivot bar that I have and afterwards order a replacement from you.
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