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Vinyl Therm Window Brake Shoe

A quick learner from MN says:
Which brake shoe would work for me?

Blue Brake pad

2-9/16" Long

1-1/4" Wide

9/16" Thick

User submitted photos of a pivot shoe.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Take a look at our 15-188. This looks like a close match to me, but see if you agree.
A quick learner from MN says:
I felt that way too, except the thickness difference has me concerned. Will the difference leave me with a brake that won't operate properly? I know 1/16" isn't a lot, but the brake does not move out very much in the first place when actuated. Have you had any experiences with similar situations that could provide some insight on this? Also, would the difference leave me with too loose of a fit to the point where it seems sloppy when the window is moved up and down...if you know what I mean?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
The thickness of the pivot shoe where the blue brake is comes to 9/16" thick. When I turn the cam, it's 5/8" thick. How does that compare with yours?
A quick learner from MN says:
Well if what you are saying is accurate, that should work for me. What you may want to do is change your description of the part on your website (http://www.swisco.com/Spiral-Shoe-Blue-Break/pd/Tilt-Window-Replacement-Pivot-Lock-Shoes/15-188), since that says it is only 1/2" thick. That is why I did not order it and was asking the questions. Like I say, the dimensions you gave me now matches what I have. The only difference in the parts then is the length and the shape of it at the bottom, which should not matter(right?...do you agree?)
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
No, those last two details don't matter that much. As long as the other dimensions match then I think Paul's suggestion is a good place to start.
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