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channel balance guides

A handy person from La Quinta, CA says:
I have attached photos of the channel balance guide I need to replace. It is for a non-tilting window, 1/2 inch wide and 35 inches long (metal track only not including the plastic clips on each end).

It looks like the top clip is a #19-005, but I'm not sure the bottom clip matches any on your site.

I need two channel balance guides and two black track caps #18-177.

Let me know if you can fill my order. I'll send you credit card info.
User submitted photos of a window balance.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Good morning, and thanks for posting. We need to figure out what that bottom shoe is. Check out our 15-001 and 15-002 and tell me which is a closer match.
15-001 and 15-002
I will also need to know what number is printed on your balance.
A handy person from La Quinta, CA says:
The measurements are exactly the same as 15-001, but the bottom of the plastic piece has a little less upslope from back to front. It would probably work.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
I agree. As long as the dimensions are the same, the shoe should work out for you. These things serve a very simple function and so the molding doesn't necessarily have to be identical, as long as the dimensions match.
A handy person from La Quinta, CA says:
How do I proceed to special order two guides? I also need two black track caps #18-177.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
We can do that right here, I just need to know what number is printed on the metal channel of your balance system. The stamp will help us determine the strength of your balance.
A handy person from La Quinta, CA says:
The printed information on the metal channel is 34 4 HX CMC 11.

I need two channel guides for a non-tilting window with a channel width of 1/2 inch and a length (metal channel only not including the plastic ends) of 35 inches.

The channel ends should be #19-005 on the top and 15-001 on the bottom.

I also need two black channel guide track caps #18-177.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Great! That should be everything we need. Check out the S395-35 with the 3440 option. Add that balance to your shopping cart along with the 18-177 guide that you need.
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