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S600-23 Red or Blue Tip

A home owner from Reisterstown, MD says:

Some of my window spirals are totally worn out. It measured the aluminum tube and it appears to be 23 inches & 5/8 diameter. My questions is can I use the Blue Tip in place of the Red Tip? The worn out ones are Red Tips, but they don't seem heavy duty enough for the window. Would the Blue Tip work instead as a heavier duty replacement? I plan to order 6 balances as I have 4 that need immediate replacement and will keep a pair of spares. I intend to place my order once I hear back about the Red or Blue tip. Thank you in advance for you assistance and advice.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
It would depend on the weight of your sash. We show the weight range for both Red and Blue tips on the S600-23 store page. Look them over and see if your sash weight falls within the Blue Tip's range. If not, I'd stick with the Red Tip. If it does, I see no harm in giving it a shot.
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