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Tilt window latch

A home owner from Neptune Beach FL says:
Hi:

The attached photo shows a latch for a tilt window. I did not see anything on your website that matches it. Any thoughts on a workable replacement? No problem w/ drilling new holes if necessary. PS This window is probably 20 years old +/-.

Thanks - great website BTW.
A customer submitted image of their top tilt latch.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Hey, thanks! I'm glad you like our site. Now, as for your hardware, have you seen our 26-269 (26-169)? This looks a lot like the part in your picture. Compare it with one that is undamaged and see what you think.
A home owner from Neptune Beach FL says:
Actually I haven't as I can't seem to find it on the website. Do you have a link to that page?
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Oh, sorry about that! That was a typo. I meant to type 26-169, not 26-269. Take a look!
A handy person says:
Hi:

I ordered the latch and it was not a good match. The new latch is too thick for the old screws and it does not line up properly. It looks like I will need to retrofit with a different latch and drill new holes. Any other ideas on a replacement?

Thanks, Jim
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hey, Jim, good to hear from you again. I'm sorry to hear that our 26-169 didn't work. That's too bad, they looked so similar!

If you're willing to drill new holes, you could use a variety of surface-mounted tilt latches such as our 26-193 & 26-194. What do you think of them? They're narrow enough that I think they could fit on your sash. Could you get them to work?
A handy person says:
Tom:

That's what I was thinking. I will give them a try. Thanks for your help.

Jim
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