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Replaceing 26-148 Sash Locks

A quick learner from Hamden, CT says:
Is there a secret to removing the damaged "vent latch" on the window sash?

I have your item #26-148 but I don't know how to remove the damaged latch without damaging the sash.

Many thanks for your time and attention to this question.


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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. Place a sharp chisel above the vent latch and then tap the chisel with a hammer to break the plastic tab on the back of latch. This should allow you to remove it.
A home owner from Hamden, CT says:
Many thanks. Worked for me. Given I didn't know what was holding it the chisel worked. Then I tried an awl and worked it into the top center of the vent latch and just put a little pressure and the latch was released.

Again, many thanks.

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