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Similar latch with different snap-in position

A landlord from Virginia says:
The 26-244 is exactly what I am looking for... except it seems that the snap-in dimension is different. Your model has a 3/16" measure to the snap catch. Mine has a 3/8". Do you have another model that has this 3/8" dimension or is your measure a typo?
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
Currently there is not this style of window latch with a 3/8" from the snap catch to the edge. Most of the window latches of this style have are 3/16" or smaller. Just to make sure you are measuring the same thing as in the 26-243 product, I included a larger image of the measurement.
Larger image of the 26-243 window latch displaying the snap catch measurement.
A landlord from Virginia says:
Thanks for the quick response (about the 26-243/244 latch snap catch) and the larger image. I was concerned that I was measuring the wrong thing as well. But it is indeed a 3/8" measure. Since everything else is amazingly the correct measure (and it seems I've looked everywhere for this latch), I believe I will go ahead and order it. Other than the latch not locking into the window, do you think there will be any other problems? My thought is that the failure to lock-in should not be a major problem since the windows are rarely unlatched. Appreciate your opinion. And thanks again.
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Paul Sr. from SWISCO responded:
I spoke with our window expert here and he said if all the other measurements line up that this tilt latch should fit in your window sash but it may not lock into the window sash. If the latch does not lock in, it can become lose and slide out but may only be annoying when you tilt the window sash out of the frame. When the sash is in the window frame the sides of the frame should hold the tilt latches in place.
A home owner says:
Will this latch work in an Alside Ultramax lower pane double hung window? It appears to be exactly what I need.
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
I am not familiar with the 26-243 and 26-244's compatibility with that specific brand. However, this particular latch pair is used by many manufacturers.
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