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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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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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How to Replace Non-Tilting Spiral Window Balances

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How to Replace Non-Tilting Spiral Window Balances
The process for replacing a spiral type counter balance in non-tilting double-hung window is easy. Follow these simple steps and your window will be working smoothly in no time.

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How to Replace Tilting Spiral Window Balances

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How to Replace Tilting Spiral Window Balances
The process for replacing a spiral type counter balance in a tilting double-hung window is easy. Follow these simple steps and your window will be working smoothly in no time.

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