hidden litter box in the garage, with a cat door into the house
Absolute garbage. Would have given 0 stars if there was an option. Bought this 3 mo ago as an upgrade from and IdealPet door. The house has a large porch and it is in the Arizona desert. We get storms during the summer and the winds can be strong but nothing like a tornado or a hurricane. The flap on the door does not stay shut as advertised but rather blows right open. Moreover, the quality of the materials used on this door is pure garbage. The concept is good and it is made in the US but it's not made right. For the money, this is unacceptable. To top it off, it is very ugly. Mercedes price and 80's Hyundai quality. The company's customer service is a joke. They are arrogant and do not go the extra mile to cater to the customer. Replacement parts for the door are very expensive and they do not last. We have 4 dogs, the door already looks like it's been there years and not just a few months. Will replace the back door to the house this pretend dog door was installed into and revert back to the IdealPet door. Please do not waste your money on this product.
Cat box room built in my garage. Keeps the smell out of the house & keeps them from having access to the rest of the garage. One pet door leads into this area from inside the house & another pet door leads into the outdoor enclosure.
Step 1 Placement
Determine where to locate the pet door. Consider the construction of the garage door. Avoid areas where the pet door would interfere with supports or braces. A sectional garage door will not accommodate a pet door taller than the lowest section. Also consider the height of the pet. Ideally, the top of the pet door should be located approximately two inches above the shoulder of the tallest pet to use it. Do not try to place the pet door even with the bottom of the garage door. The bottom of the pet door should be at least two inches above the bottom of the garage door.
Step 2 Measure
Measure where the top of the pet door opening will be. Mark the spot with a pencil. Use the square to draw perpendicular lines horizontally and vertically, marking the upper corner for the pet door. Use the level to ensure the lines are accurately drawn.
Step 3 Outline
Measure and mark the opening needed. Most pet doors come with a security panel the same size as the opening. This can be used as a template to ensure accurate measurement. Verify the measurements by holding the frame of the pet door against the outline. Double-check and see that the lines are level. The pet door will not open and close well if it is not level. That can make it difficult for the pet to use and drafty in the garage as well.
Step 4 Cornering
Drill a hole just inside each corner. A ¼-inch bit should be adequate. This will form nicely rounded corners.
Step 5 Cutting
Cut the outline of the opening. Use the holes drilled as the starting point for cutting the opening with the jigsaw. Be sure to use a blade that is appropriate for the type and thickness of the material of the garage door. Sand any rough edges.
Step 6 Assembly
Line up the frame of the pet door with the opening. Mark the location of screw holes. The edges exposed in cutting the opening for the pet door should be completely covered by the frame. If any raw edges will remain exposed, seal them with weatherproof paint or sealant before continuing. Apply a bead of caulk around the edge of the opening, avoiding the places where screws will be used. Screw the frame into place. Test the door to ensure it opens and closes appropriately. Apply caulk around the edges of the frame, wiping away any excess.Cat box room built in my garage. Keeps the smell out of the house & keeps them from having access to the rest of the garage. One pet door leads into this area from inside the house & another pet door leads into the outdoor enclosure.Cat door goes out to the enclosed cat-box /shelving in the garage. Still have storage, cat is still indoor cat, and no smelly cat house! Plus dogs don't get into cat food or litter box. #catbox #litter #diy896 YDC: Kitty's Business | Cat door cut into drywall leading in to the garage to a litter box. Box hidden inside a small cabinet in the garage for the cat to do their kitty business