broken retractable opening control device

Old 02-06-22, 07:55 AM
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broken retractable opening control device

Hi there.

The window on the picture has a stop/device that prevents it from being opened more than a few inches. When the window was new, the stop was retractable. It cannot be locked into the sash anymore.

Anyone knows if this is repairable?

Old 02-06-22, 08:04 AM
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Is there any significance to opening the lower sash that amount?
Old 02-07-22, 09:22 AM
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It is a safety feature so you can open the window for fresh air but it can't be opened enough for a child to crawl out. If your keep flopping out you can hold them closed with some tape, completely break them off or replace the child safety latch with new ones.

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