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Swinger Silverline Window Channel Balance

A home owner from Edison says:
Hi,

I have Silverline Swinger windows missing channel balances. The full window hight is 51 inch. Can you please advise what size balance I need for these.

Thanks
--jsd
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Without seeing the original balance, it will be hard to recommend a replacement. Silverline has used many different types. Would you happen to have an identical window elsewhere in the house to use as reference? If not, give me the size of the visible glass for the sash these balances are supporting and we will try our best to find something to fit.
A quick learner from Edison, NJ says:
Hi Tom

Thanks for the response. I unfortunately do not have any original channel balances to read the stamp from.
The overall double window is 72" wide X 51" high - and looks like this:
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The bottom sash glass is about 32.5" wide and 23.5" high.

Would really value your best estimate for the channel balances to go with this.

thanks
--jsd
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
If this is a hinged window, then things will be a little tricky. These are kind of peculiar balances that need very specific information to do right. Also, they are not standard. We have to custom make them for you. Unfortunately, custom made balances cannot be returned for a refund if they aren't correct. Based on your dimensions, I have an idea of what you may need, but I cannot guarantee it will work. I believe you need two balances: a 25" long balance with a 19-008 top and 15-025 shoe, as well as a 2430 option. The other side will use a 25" long balance with ONLY a 19-008, and no shoe at all. This will use a 2440 option.

If you want to go this route, I will send you a custom order form for each of these, in addition to a price quote. However, I must stress that I cannot guarantee that these will work without old balances to use as reference.
A home owner from Edison says:
Thanks Paul.

I just had a windows person come in and look at them as well. Looks like there is more wrong with them than just the channel balance. The glass is not "sealed" and the cost of fixing it all up is getting close to the cost of just replacing the window.

Thanks again.

cheers
--jsd

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Ah, I see. That definitely sounds like an issue. I totally understand. If you need anything in the future, though, we're always here to help.
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