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Ideal Pet Deluxe Pet Door
TOOLS REQUIRE FOR INSTALLATION:
Scissors . Hammer and Awl (or
Nail) . Drill and 3/8 Bit . sabre Saw . Phillips Screwdriver
template placement - Using scissors, cut template along dotted lines as
Center template (width) in middle of door; tape in place. Position
the top of the template 2" taller than
your pet's shoulder. Important:
Under no circumstances should the bottom edge of the rough opening be less than
the bottom edge of the wood door.
2. Outline pet door opening - With template taped in place, use a
pencil to draw around the inside
edge of template onto door. Use a nail or
awl to mark inside edge corner holes and outer hardware drill
3. Drilling holes - Drill four 3/8" diameter individual holes (the
inside edge corner locations will serve as
a guide). Next: Drill the 3/8"
diameter outer door hardware holes.
4. Cutting the opening - Begin with one of the inside edge corner
holes. Next: Using a sabre saw,
carefully cut along the pencil line.5.
Assembly & Adjustment (See Diagram 1) -
Insert outer frame (A) (no flap)
into opening from
exterior side. Make certain frame is flush with
surface. No adjustment is necessary if frame doesnot
extend beyond interior opening. If part of the
outer frame extends into
interior, remove "break-off"
levels on outer frame (B) as required. Use
pliers to break off a single level at a time starting attop, bottom then
sides. Start at corner and bend
metal inward toward center in 2"
Caulking is recommended under outer frame.Place inner frame
(C) (with flap) into opening from
inside of door, hold in place, insert
binder posts (D)
through exterior frame, then install screws (E)
tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten. If screw extended past outer
edge of post, remove screw,
cut-off accordingly, then re-insert.
Note: Uneven Surfaced Doors:
If your door has an uneven
surface, after cutting the rough opening, build up the lowest area with
frame thick enough to make an even door surface. If both sides of your door are
repeat the process for the other side.
Installation In Walls And Other Types Of Doors
The pet door can be installed in walls, steel doors and storm
doors, however, additional materials such as
wood framing, plaster, touch-up
paint, longer frame screws and additional tools may be required.
an opening has been made in a wall it will be necessary to build a frame to
cover the exposed area
between wall surfaces. Use wood screws to attach
interior and exterior frame to wall surfaces. When cutting
extreme caution must be used so as not to cut any concealed electrical wires,
gas lines or water
pipes.Steel Doors: To create an opening in a steel
door use a jigsaw with a hacksaw blade to cut the opening
pre-drilled corner holes.
Storm Doors with 1/2" or less: Starting at any
pre-drilled corner hole, use tin snips to cut out rough
opening. Break off
levels 1 & 2 (B) as required (See Diagram 1).