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Ribber balance

A home owner from USA says:
I need your help on this and I have attached three pictures of what I need. Sometimes it is hard matching these parts up using pictures alone. What I am looking for is 35 inches long and is a "ribbed" piece using a block and tackle operation. I measure the channel on the old piece and it is exactly 1/2 inch wide. The spring that goes on the inside of this balance is 18 inches long. I need this to have the little steel connector that attaches to the pivot shoe. My window weights 22 pounds (B code) and I need two of these balances. Could you please see what you have that comes close and e mail me so I can order them. I will probably wind up sending you one of the old pivot shoes, as you just have too many on your site and numerous dimensions.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I believe you have a vinyl tilt window where the balance is screwed on the top of the window track. Can you confirm? If so, I think you should consider our S770-35 balance with a stamp option of 35B. Two of these can carry a sash weight of 16 through 22 pounds. The ribbed balances are used for wood sashes with jamb liners and are attached with a s-clip at the top of the liner, which may not be what you have. What do you think?
A handy person from chelsea alabama says:
yes on the vinyl tilt window. And yes I had already bought 2 35 series S770 balances. ( order # 616414) The 770 are squared off and not ribbed as pic #1 shows. Thus the squared off S770 fit ok but did not allow the window to slide up because of the squared off corners. The balances that I trying to replace HAVE to have the ribbed corners.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Gotcha. In that case, this balance will have to be custom made. I am thinking our S751-35, but with the shoe swapped out for our 15-043 terminal clip (originally meant for the Series 770). I would also be using our 34R for sashes weighing 15 through 24 pounds. This actually covers a wider range than the 35B for the other Series, so that's not a bad trade off. As for installation, you would just drill into the metal channel to screw it in, just like your old one. What do you think of this setup?

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A home owner from chelsea alabama says:
OK..that is why I sent you the pics....question..The first pic I sent was one of the end of the balance...as you can see it is not squared off and it is beveled all the way down. I don't think this was a custom piece as all the windows in my place have the same thing. I wish I could tell you what brand of windows they used. We bought the house new and believe it or not, there is not a name anywhere to be found..strange.I will fill out the request form. Thank you.
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