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Does the 15-015 Pivot Shoe Have a Brake?

A handy person from Mechanicsville, MD says:
I need several pivot shoes for my Great Lakes windows. Your 15-015 pivot shoe has the correct dimensions, however, the pivot shoes in my windows have a brake so that the window will not move when tilted. I would like to get a pivot shoe that has a brake. Does your 15-015 have a brake? If not, could you suggest one with the same dimensions that has a brake? I looked at your 15-178 which has the correct dimensions and a brake, but it does not look like it will accept the 26-040 pivot bar, which is what I have on my windows. Thanks!
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. Our records are not not clear on what pivot shoe Great Lakes Windows use for their different types of double hung windows. If possible, could you send a photo with of your pivot shoe? That will help us confirm the best possible match.
A handy person from Mechanicsville, MD says:
Hi Paul. I've attached 2 pictures. Let me know if you need any other information. Thanks!
User submitted photos of window hardware.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
That's perfect, thank you! Start with our 15-046 pivot shoe. This is 1-1/4" wide by 1/2" thick and appears to match quite well. Let me know how it compares to your hardware.
A handy person from Mechanicsville, MD says:
Hi Paul. My pivot shoe appears to be 17/32 thick, so that's why I was looking at your 15-015. But my question is, does the 15-015 or the 15-046 have a brake which prevents the window from moving when it is tilted? Thanks!
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
The brake on the 15-015 is on the side and the brake on your pivot shoe and for our 15-046 are on the rear. I feel you would be all right with 15-046 pivot shoe.
A handy person from Mechanicsville, MD says:
Hi Paul - I just wanted to let you know that I purchased your 15-046 pivot shoe and it works perfectly in my Great Lakes windows. Thanks for all your help. FYI I also purchased the 75-005 spiral balance charging tool. The tool made it much easier to remove and attached the balance string to the pivot shoe.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Awesome! I'm so glad it worked out. Thank you for the update, and please let me know if you ever need anything else.
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