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Need spiral balances

A handy person from Valley Forge, Pa says:
Need 2 pair of spiral balances for 2005 Tan double hung windows for lower sash frame size 35x65 1/2, visible glass 28 1/2 x 30 1/2. Also 1 piar of lower sash spiral balances for frame size 35 1/2 x 70, visible glass 28 3/4 x 30 3/4. I will need 6 balance /sash terminal receptors for inside the jamb liners. Please supply prices with shipping costs, and part numbers.
Thanks
Joe
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Before I can offer applicable replacements for these balances, I just need to know a bit more information.

First, are these windows tilt or non-tilt?

Next, what is the diameter and length of their tubes? Please give separate measurements for the top and bottom.

Finally, I will need to know the weight of the sashes. You can determine this by removing them from the window and placing them on a scale.

Thank you for your cooperation. Let me know what you come up with!
A handy person from Valley Forge, Pa says:
The balances are 34 inches long with black tips and are 9/16 of an inch in diameter on the top and bottom

The bottom sash weighs 30 pounds

I will need 2 left and 2 right sash terminals

and 6 sash terminal receptors to attach the spindles to.

The terminal receptors in the windows are 1/2 inch thick and are white with red centers

Thanks
Joe
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks, Joe! I just need one last piece of information: are your windows tilt, or non-tilt? Knowing that, I can recommend a balance for you.
A handy person from Valley Forge says:
They are tilt windows
Thanks
Joe
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks, Joe! I'd recommend the S600-34 spiral balance, then. I'd also recommend the Red Tip, as it can support a window sash weight range of 12 through 30 pounds. These balances are non-handed.

As for the "terminal receptors," it sounds like you're describing what is known as a Pivot Lock Shoe. I do not know what you may have without first seeing a picture of it removed from the jamb, so as to identify its style. That said, please browse through our Pivot Lock Shoe Section and see if you can find something that works.
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