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A quick learner from New York City says:
Please help me choose the hardware I need to rebuild "Thermal 1 " aluminum frame windows made by Amacor Industries, Delmont, PA. The windows measure approximately 40" wide by 65" high, overall. The 5/8" spiral balances are 32" long and have yellow tips. A picture of one of the pivot shoes is attached. Thank you for your help.
Frank
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Please start by looking at our 15-048 pivot shoe and 26-028 Tamp-R-Lok. If you also need the balance, see our S600-32. The manufacturer changed the original color code of yellow to black. This is for sashes weighing 32 through 40 pounds, so you may want to weigh yours just to confirm. You might also want the 75-006 balance charging tool if you don't have one to make installation easier.
A quick learner from New York City says:
Thanks Paul; I just placed an order for the parts that you suggested.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for the order! If you have any questions or updates, let me know. I'd be happy to help in any way I can.
A quick learner from New York City says:
I received the order; thank you for the quick service. I have not installed the parts yet. I speculate that it will be difficult to maneuver the heavy sash to get the tangs on the sash into the slots in the new pivot shoes. Please summarize that process noting things like the positions of the slots in the shoes, the angular approach of the sash itself, the height of the shoes in the channels before I approach with the sash. I have watched the Youtube video but could use a bit more info on those details. I have access to a pair of plate glass suction cups; do you think they'd make it easier?

I have another window to fix and attached is an image of pieces from two of its broken shoes. The shoe is similar to the 15-048 shoe that you already sent for my other window. But these shoes have a black "barrel" that is smaller in diameter than on the 15-048. This window also has 32 inch spiral balancers, with tips missing, but the sash weighs only 28 pounds. Please suggest the part numbers needed for this window. Thank you for your help.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
With the sash removed and the old balances and pivot shoes removed, install the new pivot shoes and lock them in place about 6" above the sill. This should let you drop the pivot bars into the shoe.

Then you want to install the balances at the top of the window. The spiral will probably twist down to the sill. Use your finger to wind up the spiral into the tube, then hook on the 75-006 charging tool and wind the spiral near the nylon bearing for about three turns. Finally, bring down the spiral and hook it to the pivot shoe. Repeat this process for the other side. Place the sash tilt bars into the shoe and bring up the sash and lock it in place. Now try the window out. If it creeps down in the open position, remove the sash and wind the spiral another turn or two.

Regarding your other pivot shoe, our 15-048 could work as long as the outside dimensions match. For the balance, consider our S600-32 with a blue tip for sashes weighing 12 through 31 pounds.
A quick learner from NYC says:
I received the second order and replaced balances and shoes in the first window. The results were very pleasing; thank you for the quick service and great advice.
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