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Is the 26-219 vent lock spring loaded?

A quick learner from Vancouver, WA says:
The old vent locks in my windows very closely match your product specifications of the 26-219, but the description doesn't state whether the locking mechanism is spring loaded. I'm searching for vent locks that pop out via spring when triggered. Thanks!
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Yes, the 26-219 replacement window vent lock is spring loaded. The lock does pop out when triggered.
A quick learner from new jersy says:
can 26-219 vent lock be installed in existing vinyl windows and if so, what kind of tool will be needed.
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
No, the 26-219 vent lock is only for replacement.
A handy person says:
HOW DO YOU REMOVE THE OLD VENT LOCK?
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
With a small chisel or putty knife, carefully slide the blade under the lip of the old vent lock and force up the vent lock. This will damage the old vent lock making it unusable.
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