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COLOR TIP FOR TUBE BALANCES

A home owner from OCALA FLORIDA says:
I NEED A SERIES 600 30" TUBE BALANCE THE BALANCE IS NOT COLOR CODED

THE SASH WEIGHED 26LBS WHICH COLOR TIP DO I NEED?
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. I would suggest the blue tip option.

S600-30 with blue tip designed to hold a window sash weight range of 12 through and including 30 pounds.

This information is based on 2 balances per sash. Balances are designed assuming friction in the jamb weather-strip will carry a portion of the sash weight. Suggested sash weights are approximate.
A quick learner from OCALA FLORIDA says:
WHAT ARE THE COLOR TIP WEIGHT RANGES FOR THE 600 SERIES.

WOULD IT BE BETTER TO GO UP A COLOR RATHER THAN TAKING A TIP ALMOST TO ITS LIMIT?
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Donna from SWISCO responded:
If you have a balance that is too strong, you will have a problem with the sash raising on its own. For this instance, the Blue tip is a very good strength for your sash weight. The next weight range would be a Black tip, which is designed for 31 through 40 pounds.
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