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Double hung window balances

Hi.  After 28 years the spiral balance in one of my front windows has quit in me.  Quote to repair $420.  

 

Happy to DIY but while there are plenty of videos out there for DH windows, I can't find instructions form my Boral window.  Have you replaced one? Was it difficult? Do you have instructions?  Thanks

 

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Re: Double hung window balances

Hi @macrak4,

 

Welcome to the Workshop community. Great to have you join us - love that D.I.Y. spirit you have. 

 

Let me tag the ever-helpful @Brad to see if he might have tackle a job like this in the past and could kick off the discussion for you. 

 

Please feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share. 

 

Jason

 

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Re: Double hung window balances

I think I have fixed one in an aluminium window, given I don't have a great recall of the event it mustn't of been too difficult.

 

Parts seem to come in at under $30 a side, the heavy duty ones are a special order so timing may be an issue.

 

If you have access to the fixing points it shouldn't be $300+ in labour costs to change, if you can take it out to take to the store to get a new one you should be able to put it in again.

 

 

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Re: Double hung window balances

Thanks for replying.  I have sourced the parts and even with 4 new boots (top and bottom) I imagine $80ish.  Wasn't sure about the fit of the boots - plenty of videos for steel boots with rivets etc but mine are plastic and can't see instructions for removal/fitting.  

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