Tilt bar holder

A home owner from PA says:

Hello you were very helpful in identifying and ordering replacement tilt bars. However, now I'm unable to remove the corroded remaining pieces. My window installer tells me that a tilt bar holder assembly needs to be replaced. Are you able to help point me in a general direction.

Thank you

Scott

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Bob from SWISCO responded:

Hi Scott. While some pivot bars do have a little nylon holder, yours does not; it screws directly to the sash. You could maybe try soaking it in WD-40 for a little while (overnight, or even longer), then try your best to work it out. At the very least, you can also see if you can push it deeper into the sash so that it's out of the way of the replacement--there's plenty of room in the sash for this. 

A home owner from PA says:
Hello, I was finally able to get the window frame apart and get into the see the tilt bar holder assembly. Can you help me find a new tilt bar holder. Thanks in advance.

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Tom from SWISCO responded:

Sure thing! I recommend our 26-117 (left hand) and 26-118 right hand). I think you'll agree that these match up quite well.

Now, these are compatible with a couple different pivot bars, but a popular choice is our 26-040. There's no guarantee that this is what you need, though. If you have a version of your pivot bar that isn't corroded, I would use that as a reference to confirm whether or not our 26-040 is the right part for the job.

A home owner from PA says:

Hello, I had the opportunity and the weather cooperated this weekend. I took the window apart and verified that the 26-117 and 26-118 measure the same as my old corner pivots. Previously I purchased 26-08 3pivot bars. In your opinion will this match up with this corner pivot ??

Regards,

Scott

A home owner from PA says:
Hopefully, this is last piece I will need to finish the repair on this window. I have verified that the balance shoe 15-141 is a duplicate of my existing shoe. It seems that the shoe either rides on a metal coil spring, or is attached to this metal coil spring. Do you recommend that I replace the metal coil spring at the same time ?? Picture attached.
Thank you,
Scott
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Tom from SWISCO responded:

Hey, Scott! If your coils are in good condition, then you can probably reuse them. Sometimes when a shoe breaks, it means that the coil springs aren't far behind, but I don't think that rule of thumb applies in your case. Your shoe broke due to what appears to be corrosion from the pivot bar, which has nothing to do with the springs. They're probably still in good condition.

A home owner from PA says:
Thank you very much for the response. I'm very glad I found you guys to help me clarify these "DAM" windows. :-)
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Tom from SWISCO responded:

We're very happy to help, of course! If you have any other questions, you know where to find us!

A home owner from PA says:
Did you see my question on the pivot bars and corner pivots ??
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Tom from SWISCO responded:

Oh, I'm sorry, I must have missed that. Yes, I think the 26-083 should be compatible with those carriers. It's the same size as the 26-040, which is absolutely compatible with them.

A home owner from PA says:
Parts ordered. Thanks for all your help.
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