SWISCO - The Replacement Hardware Authority

non tilt balance 16 3 BP CALDWELL

A quick learner from Murfreesboro, TN says:
I have a non tilt balance that has 16 3 BP CALDWELL stamped on it. It measures 17" (metal part only. Could you tell me what part number to order, and are left and right the same as I will be ordering both.
A customer submitted photo of channel balance attachments.
Profile picture of Tom
Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting! Before I can offer an applicable replacement for this channel balance, I just need to know a bit more information about the bottom attachment. Please take a look at our 15-004 and 15-005 channel balance shoes, and note their depths. As you can see, they are 1-3/32" deep and 1" deep, respectively. Which one more closely matches your own bottom attachment?
A quick learner from Murfreesboro says:
It is the 15-005. It is only 1" deep.
Profile picture of Tom
Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for getting back to us. In that case, I'd recommend our S380-17 channel balance. does this look about right? Based on your stamp, I'd recommend the 1630 option. This can support a window sash weight range of 12 through 14 pounds. Does your sash's weight fall within this range?

Please keep in mind that the weight range 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.
Reply to Thread
Use this form to ask a follow-up question or to share your experience regarding this subject.
(your email address will be kept private and is only used to inform you when a response has been made)