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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In our first episode of Weird Parts With Greg, watch Mike Fox and Greg Fox discuss an outdated gas tube balance system found in older commercial windows and what options are available to upgrade to a newer, modern system.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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COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update
Here at Window Repair Systems and Window Hardware Direct, we understand that times are uncertain and we are committed to the health and safety of our employees, our customers, and their families. With that said, we are still open and still taking and filling orders, while still practicing social distancing guidelines recommended by health officials and the CDC.

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Window Repair Questions and Answers Ep. 2 - SPRING IS HERE!

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Window Repair Questions and Answers Ep. 2 - SPRING IS HERE!
Today's Question and Answer session is all about spring! It is often recommended that you clean and inspect your windows at least twice a year. And Spring is the perfect time of year to do some basic window maintenance and gear up for any window repair projects you might have. 

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