Balancer metal portion measures 32 1/2 inches

A handy person from Oregon says:
Do I order a 33" or 32" the only number on the balance is 32 5
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Bob from SWISCO responded:

Can you show us pictures of the nylon fittings on either end of the balance, as well as any stamp code on the metal channel? We may be able to replace this balance for you, but if it's a X-1/2" balance it will have to be custom made to size. You don't want to use different lengths for channel balances, if that's what you indeed have; they will not be compatible with your windows. From there, we'll do our best to get this started for you. Many thanks.

A handy person from Oregon says:
32 1/2 inch metal portion do i use 33 inch replacement?
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Bob from SWISCO responded:

Thanks for getting back to me with these photos. Again, you'd never want to use a channel balance with a different sized length; it won't properly fit your window and could even break. In this case however, your photos confirm what I suspected: you actually have a balance that has to be custom made, not just due to its unique metal channel length (32-5/8", to be precise), but also the fact the clip with the cord at the end comes out of the nylon shoe itself. With our standard balances, this cord comes out of the metal channel instead. This also affects window compatibility. 

We'd be happy to replace these balances for you. Can you just confirm for me if the metal clip at the end of the cord resembles more a 'butterfly' shape, like our 62-108? Or does it look more like the 62-106 or a different shape? If so, please show us a clear picture of its side profile. This detail is necessary to construct the right replacements. Finally, how many balances do you need? From there, we'll get this started for you. Thanks.

A handy person from Oregon says:
The reson i need to replace the channel balance is that the metal clip broke. It looks like the 62-108. I would need at least two channel balances.
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Bob from SWISCO responded:

OK. I am sending you an email with a custom link to order (2) of these balances. Let me know if you have any questions prior to ordering. Many thanks. 

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