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Weird Parts with Greg Ep. 1

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Weird Parts with Greg Ep. 1
In our first episode of Weird Parts With Greg, watch Mike Fox and Greg Fox discuss an outdated gas tube balance system found in older commercial windows and what options are available to upgrade to a newer, modern system.

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How to Determine the Length of a Window Balance from Sash Height

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How to Determine the Length of a Window Balance from Sash Height

In this post, we discuss how to measure your sash to determine the length of your window balance. Normally, you would use the old window balance to determine the length of your replacement balance. But what if you no longer have the original balance? The process is very simple and requires no tools other than a tape measure! Continue reading to learn how. Spiral Window Balance To determine the length of your spiral window balance without the balance in your hand is very simple and can be done with nothing more than a tape measure. First, you are going to...

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What Does the Stamp on a Block and Tackle Window Balance Mean

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What Does the Stamp on a Block and Tackle Window Balance Mean

The stamp on a block and tackle window balance is a key identifying feature on each balance. The numbers on the stamp will tell you the balance series, the balance length and the balance weight range. Continue reading to learn how you can determine the correct replacement window balance you need. Determining the Series To determine what series balance you have, you need to look at how the stamp is placed on the balance. If the stamp is laser printed onto the balance, that is our 300 Series Balance, if it is engraved, then that is our 400 Series Balance.  Determining Length One...

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Window Pivot Bars

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Window Pivot Bars
Window pivot bars are an important component of tilt windows. Pivot bars are located along the bottom of the sash and are what allows the window to tilt outwards. Continue reading to learn more about how window pivot bars function, and how to select the correct replacement.

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Window Sweep Locks and Keepers

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Window Sweep Locks and Keepers

Window sweep locks and keepers are an important part of your window. They provide an added layer of security and safety to your home or business so replacing them when they fail is important. There are numerous styles, sizes, and configurations of sweep locks and keepers so determining the correct combination for your window can be tricky. We created this handy guide to help. Hole to Hole Dimension When trying to determine what lock or keeper you need, the first thing you'll want to measure is the center hole to center hole dimensions. This may be different for your lock...

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