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Channel Balance Stamp Options

A home owner from Okeana, OH says:
I am looking for Window Channel Balance replacments. From your web site I have identified "25" Series 751 Channel Balance". However the options you offer are 24tg, 24hd, and 24r. My channels are stamped with just "24". Can I use one of the other options?
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Weigh the window sash to determine the proper Stamp to purchase.
The 24R will carry a sash weight range of 10 through 18 pounds
The 24HD will hold 18 through 22 pounds
The 24TG will hold 22 through 30 pounds

This information is based on 2 balances per sash. Balances are designed assuming friction in the jamb weather-strip will carry a portion of the sash weight. Suggested sash weights are approximate.
A home owner from NH says:
I have an old RIVCO window with existing balances labeled both 24Q and 24R. Is the S751-25 - 24R the correct balance?
Does the balance come with instructions on how to replace it in the channel?
Can I also get the pieces that attach to the sash that fit into the shoes? Some of those were plastic and are broken as well.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Weigh the window sash to determine the proper Stamp to purchase.
The 24R will carry a sash weight range of 10 through 18 pounds
This information is based on 2 balances per sash. Balances are designed assuming friction in the jamb weather-strip will carry a portion of the sash weight. Suggested sash weights are approximate.
Instructions are not included.
We would be happy to research this for you if you cannot identify the needed hardware on our site or you are unsure of the balance series you selected. Simply reply to this discussion with detailed photos and measurements.
A quick learner from Albion NY says:
The window balance I have to replace has 24HDK, does the K mean I need something special, or can I use just the 24HD?
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
No, The K doesn't mean anything. Use 24HD.
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