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How to Replace Tilt Block and Tackle Balances

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Tilt Block and Tackle balances are commonly found in tilt windows and can be identified by the metal channel being visible at the top of the jamb. These balances work with pivot lock shoe to allow your window to tilt inwards. The process to replaces tilt block and tackle balances is very easy and requires only a few simple tools. For this you will need a Phillip's head screw driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. Continue reading to learn how to replace your tilt block and tackle balances.

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How to Replace Inverted Block and Tackle Balances

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How to Replace Inverted Block and Tackle Balances
Inverted block and tackle balances are designed for tilt in windows. These balances have a T-Lock shoe attached to the bottom of the balance that allows your window to tilt inwards. Replacing the inverted block and tackle balances may seem like a challenge, but it is a very simple process that requires only a few tools. Continue reading to learn how to replace your inverted block and tackle balances.

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How To Measure Window Tilt Latches

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How To Measure Window Tilt Latches
Window tilt latches are found along the top rail of the sash and allow you to secure your tilt window in the upright position. Tilt latch can be a surface mount or internal. To find the correct replacement tilt latches, you will need to measure your current tilt latch. In the article we will discuss how to find replacement for two common types of tilt latches, surface mounted and slide in style tilt latches.

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Coil Spring Window Balances

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Coil Spring Window Balances

What is a Coil Spring Balance Coil spring window balances are a type of constant force window balance. These balances work by using stainless steel, coiled spring as a counterbalance. This type of balance system is designed to be more durable and quieter than other balance systems. Continue reading to learn more about coil spring balance systems and how to select the correct replacement coil spring balance. How to select the correct replacement Coil Spring Window Balance Selecting the correct replacement coil spring balance can be tricky. With this guide, we aim to simplify the process and provide you with...

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How To Remove Pivot Lock Shoes From Tilt Windows

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How To Remove Pivot Lock Shoes From Tilt Windows
This post will go over how to remove a pivot lock shoe from a tilt window. In our example, our shoe has a coil spring balance attached, but the process works for tilt spiral balances, tilt block and tackle balances, and any other pivot lock shoe. Continue reading to learn how.

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