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S160-5 Question

A home owner from Wilmington says:
Do you have a coil balance like the 5.5-lb 160 Series (S160-5). but with a longer length to handle a total distance of up to 60 inches (for windows with the coil support mounted at the very top)?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
I'm afraid the manufacturer no longer makes them in the size you requested. They want the coil spring housing located just below the center of the window track, so as to not to interfere with the tilt latches.
A home owner from Wilmington says:
I did successfully remount the housings where you indicated (just under the sash latches when the window sash is down) and use the coil balances that are readily available (which have a travel of ~35 inches instead of ~60 inches). The housings cannot be seen when the window is installed and closed, since they are somewhat below the center of the track. The pivot shoes impact the housings when the sash is raised all the way, but it's pretty close to being fully open. This resolution will suffice. Thank you for the suggestion.
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