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D. Medina

11:51AM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 05/12/03
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Bvwindows
I live in a condominium apartment building that has metal, thermopane windows that slide. The window sizes vary according to the floor. Most of the windows need to have the balances replaced. Unfortunately, we can't identify the manufacturer to locate balances of different sizes. How can I locate replacements?

N.J.L.B.I.GUY

02:19PM | 05/13/03
Member Since: 03/14/03
6 lifetime posts
Metal Sliders!!!! They are the worst windows in the world! Look at Napco windows, see other post I recomended these windows to Franr!! Dave

TinMan

06:57PM | 05/14/03
In your posting you refer to your windows as "thermopane windows that slide", and then you mention "balances". Do they slide up and down? If so, do both sashes move? If they do, then they are refered to as "Double Hung Windows" If one sash moves, they are called "Single Hungs". If they "slide" from side to side, then they are sliders, however to the best of my knowledge there is no slider which uses a balance system.
If they do have balances, are they the long metal tubes? If so, they are called "Spiral Balances". Measure the length and try to find a window company that has been around for a while. Ask them if they know where to get replacement Spiral Balances.
There are many other types of balance systems out there, and this may be a very hard item to find a replacement for if it is another type.

Good Luck!

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