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28D Channel Balance

A quick learner from Palm Coast, FL says:
The stamp on this 29" channel balance says 28D. I called a repair shop here in town and they quoted me $55 for the install, etc. but was wondering if it was simple enough to do myself.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Would you like us to help you identify what channel balance you will need? If so, I just need to know a bit more information about the bottom attachment. Please take a look at our 15-004 and 15-005 channel balance shoes, and note their depths. As you can see, they are 1-3/32" deep and 1" deep, respectively. Which one more closely matches your own bottom attachment?

As for installation, it is fairly simple and anyone can do it with little to no hassle! Please see our tutorial video on how to install this type of balance.
A quick learner from Palm Coast, FL says:
Thanks Tom,

The video was very helpful. I just measured the depth on the bottom attachment, and it is 1" exactly. So, it appears as though 15-005 is the one I need.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you. I'm glad our video helped! If you have any other questions concerning installation, feel free to let me know.

Now, as your for your balance, I think you should look at our S380-29 channel balance. Does that look about right? I would also select the 2840 stamp option.
A quick learner from Palm Coast, FL says:
Yes, that is exactly what I need, thanks. You just saved me $35 in labor!
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
It was my pleasure! Let me know if you have any other questions!
A handy person from Orlando, FL says:
My window matches the one a customer asked about earlier (Milestone single hung series 1000(impact resistant and heavy!)The metal channels are 29 inches long and are stamped UB28D). You suggested stamp option 2840. Will it hurt if I go with the next strongest stamp option 2850 for added strength?

Anstin
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Anstin! It actually may make a difference. If your balance is too strong, then your window may be very difficult to open and close. Your best bet is to match your window sash weight to the strengths available.

The 2840 can support a window sash weight range of 23 through 28 pounds, while the 2850 can support 28 through 32 pounds. Does your sash's weight fall within either those ranges?
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