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How to Replace a Front Mount Casement Window Operator and Track

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How to Replace a Front Mount Casement Window Operator and Track

In this blog post, we go over how to replace a front mount, single-arm operator and it's track in casement windows. The process is straight forward and simple.  Remove Original Operator To begin, you first need to open the window about halfway so you have easy access to the arm and track.  Next, you need to remove the screws on the front of the operator. Your operator may have a different number of screws, but just remove all of them so the operator is free from the frame of the window.  Then, you can either slide the operator arm out of the...

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How to Select Block and Tackle Balance Top and Bottom Guides

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How to Select Block and Tackle Balance Top and Bottom Guides
This guide will go over how to select top and bottom guides for block and tackle style window balances, such as our 300 series and 400 series balances

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How to Measure Pivot Lock Shoes and Pivot Bars

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How to Measure Pivot Lock Shoes and Pivot Bars

Today's blog will go over how to measure pivot lock shoes and pivot bars. These two items are common on tilt windows and work together to allow your window to tilt outwards.

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Parts of a Casement Window

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Parts of a Casement Window
Today we're going to be taking a look at the various parts of a casement window. Whether you're looking for replacement parts for your casement window, or are just curious how casement windows function, this post will cover all you need to know. 

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How to Measure Spiral Window Balances

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How to Measure Spiral Window Balances

To measure spiral window balances first you measure the width of the metal tube, the most common widths are 5/8" and 3/8". Then you need to measure the length of the balance. When measuring the length, measure only the metal tube, don't include the colored coupling or spiral. Measure the width of the tube. This balance has a width of 5/8" When measuring the length, measure only the metal tube This balance is 14" Watch the video below to learn more:

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