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Need plastic window latches with slides for hinged windows

A home owner from Bolingbrook Illinois says:
Hello
I am looking for the plastic window latches with snap in slid releases.

These are for the windows you see in the pictures, unfortunately there are no names numbers or markings on these windows.

I need both the left and right hand sides for a number of these windows.

We would appreciate any suggestions.
Thanks,
Rob
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, Rob. It's hard to tell what you have without knowing detailed dimensions concerning the prongs on the underside of the latch lever. The flat part of the latch isn't really that important, but knowing how far apart the insert prongs are is essential. Is there any way you can tell me what their length/spacing is?
A home owner from Bolingbrook IL. says:
Hello Tom

Thanks for responding. The next time I am at my daughters house I will see if I can take some measurements of one that is not broken. That wont be for a week or so.

I am also hoping you can inform me how to get the entire latch and catch mechanism out of the window.Not only are the prongs broken , but the spring loaded catch that holds the window in the track is also broken. So the window can swing down as soon as you open it.

I hope to get back to you in a week or so.

Thanks,
Rob K.
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Rob. Let me know whenever you can get those measurements!

As for removing the interior mechanisms, it can be pretty tricky. You will have to remove the entire top rail of the sash. You might want to get the help of a local professional.
A home owner from Bolingbrook IL says:
Hello Tom

Attached are some dimensions that I took of the latch.

Let me know if you need more info.

Thanks,
Rob
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thank you for the detailed dimensions! Unfortunately, I can't find anything that matches those dimensions exactly. The closest I could find is our 26-119.

It is always very tricky to find the right finger latch. Many home owners I've known have given up and instead decided to install a top mounted latch like our 26-228 & 26-229, for example. You would just need to carefully drill new holes.
A home owner from Bolingbrook IL says:
Thanks Tom We will try the top mount. It makes sense to me.

Rob K.


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