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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"

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How to Measure Block & Tackle Window Balances

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How to Measure Block & Tackle Window Balances

To measure block and tackle window balances first you measure the depth of the metal channel, 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 channel, don't include the plastic guides. If the stamp on your balance is easily visible, you can use that to determine the length. The first part of the stamp is one inch shorter than the physical length of the balance. For instance, if your balance has a stamp of 1440 or 14-4, your balance is 15" long. Measure the depth of...

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