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Sash Balancer

A handy person from near Sacramento California says:
Hi,

I think this thing is a sash balancer, made by whom I do not know. I need a couple of them to repair a window where the cord in one of the balancers broke.

Hope the picture and numbers provide enough info, I can take more if required.

Thanks,

-jr-
User submitted a photo of a window balance.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, thanks for posting. I've narrowed this down to two possible channel balance Series: either our Series 351 or our Series 390 balances.

Now, as you can see, there is only one difference between these two Series, and that is their bottom shoe. The Series 351 uses the 15-002 while the Series 390 uses the 15-001. I can't quite tell what you have based on your pictures, though. Please carefully compare their dimensions to your own hardware and see which is a better match.
15-001 and 15-002
A handy person from near Sacramento California says:
Thanks. Measuring the length it appears to be the 15-001.

Now, is the length of the balance just the metal part (not counting the end pieces)?

-jr-
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Great, If you have the 15-001 shoe, then I would go with the Series 390 balance.

Yes, the length is determined by measuring the metal channel alone.
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