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Window Locks

A quick learner from Carpinteria, CA says:
Hello Swisco, (Paul & Tom??)
A former customer, from the Burlington County area, You helped me out once before (April 2013) by providing me with some Marshall sash locks. 90-005
I'm now wanting to see if you may have the "flush Mount" locks? 2.5" long and .5" wide. In white, photos attached.
Let me know when time permits.
Joe
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Tom from SWISCO responded:
Hello again, Joe! I'm happy you came back to us. The part you're looking for is known as a vent lock, or vent latch (or sometimes night lock, everyone has a different name for it). For your particular vent lock, see our 26-148. I think this may be a good match.
A quick learner from Carpinteria, CA says:
Tom,
Thanks for the welcoming note, and Yes... I stick with the winners. ;-)
I'll do a count as to how many I need, and on another note I may order a couple of 90-005. Is there any way anchors for the 90-005? I still have that concern for attaching sash latch in a discrete way.
Currnetly I have a piece of wood (shim) in there and isn't what I want to saty with. :-(
Thanks for all the rest of what you guys do!
Joe
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
I'm not sure what you mean when you mention an anchor or wood shim. Could you show us a picture of your existing lock so we can have a better idea of what you're talking about?
A quick learner from Carpinteria, CA says:
Dave,

The original sash locks were held in place w/screws that had plastic anchors built into a spacer. The spacer- anchor unit not only held the lock in place, it raised it high enough to "latch" (align) with the upper window.

Of course over time the plastic goes "brittle" and with the loss of the anchor, comes the loss of "height" too.

You can see in my photos, I had to raise the latch with a shim and I secured the screws by placing popsicle stickes in the slots where the anchors used to be. (In some of the photos you can see the remnents of the plastic anchors.

If YOU Can find those originals... Or a fact-simily.. Great!! Thanks, Joe
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Wow, this is not a great design. I can see why you've been having issues! Unfortunately, we have been unable to find anything that could repair this. You may want to bring this spacer to a hardware store and see what they suggest. They may be able to help you come up with a kind of rig as a substitute. Sorry we can't make a better recommendation.
A quick learner from Carpinteria, CA says:
Dave,
Thanks for the reply, and I had hoped for the "miracle fitting"... :-)

This design was done when I was in town for a 3 day period... Now that we are back in the house and living here, I wanted to improve it.
SWISCO being my first choice to begin this journey.
Have a Great Weekend, and I'll be in touch if a future need arises.
THANKS!
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
You too, have a great holiday! If you come up with a solution, let us know, we'd be intersted to hear it.
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