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Need a pivot shoe

A handy person from Pittsburgh, PA says:
The shoes on all of my windows have broken. I am not sure how they were originally attached. See photos.
User submitted photos of a pivot shoe.
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Good morning! Please take a look at our 15-015 Pivot Shoe. Does this appear to match your hardware? Compare its dimensions to your own shoe and let me know.
A handy person from Pittsburgh, PA says:
It looks like that might fit. I was wondering, could I also use the 15-152 shoe? It seems like that one might be more durable with the metal cam.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for getting back to us. I do not recommend using the 15-152. While its cam is metal, you can see by comparing the two that the cam holes are of different shapes. Besides that, they are made for different types of balances--15-152 is meant for block and tackle balances, while the 15-015 is meant for spiral balances, like your own.

Durability shouldn't be an issue, though. I think the reason why yours broke was simply because it was fairly old and brittle.
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