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help with channel balance length measurement

A home owner from cape coral,FL says:
looking at photos ,,, i feel that the "385" series is the best match for my nontilt window....but the markings on the stamp (29 5 HV CMC 2) I assumed the "29" meant,length is "29" inches ....but when i measured the metal frame I got "30 inches"....included are some photos .....hopefully they'll help.....
........................Mike S.
User submitted photos of a window balance.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Typically, the first two digits of a stamp on this kind of balance will be one number below the actual length. Your balance being 30" makes sense to me, and I'm glad you double checked. I agree on your choice of Series, as well. An S385-30 balance with a 2950 option seems like a good place to start.
A home owner from cape coral,FL says:
Well.... just finished installing the new channel balances i purchased from you....they work great.... thanks again Paul for your help and the "Removal and install video.....Mike S
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
That's great news. It's good to hear everything worked. Let me know if you need anything else!
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