The Endura Flap Cat Door for Walls
If you've never owned a pet doors before, you're going to be very satisfied. It does what you think it should. But if you have ever owned a pet door, hold onto your socks - you're not going to believe how much better this is than what you've had in the past. Take a look at the Endura Flap Pet Door Information that we've provided, and you'll begin to see what we're so proud of!
Exclusive! Award-Winning, Extreme Performance Endura Flap(patented, pat. pending)
We get it, you're tired of replacing worn out, leaking flaps? You owe it to yourself to investigate the Endura Flap. This is the best, most highly engineered pet door flap ever made. It seals, it insulates, and it lasts forever!
Gives you the option to lessen the superior magnet seal, making it easier to push through for training. Then lets you gradually increase it as your cat becomes more comfortable.
Sturdy aluminum framing with hidden hardware.
Environmentally Friendly Flap Material
Safe for the environment unlike vinyl (PVC) which is not.
Self-Framing Heavy Gauge Aluminum Tunnel
For all walls up to 8" thick (ample for most 2x4 and 2x6 stud walls)
Sturdy Locking Cover
Locks pets in or out. Easy to use clip lock is better than the old spring-loaded pin locks.
Small single flap 6" x 11", giving a little more room for the bigger kitties.
Superior Customer Protection
90 day return, 15 year warranty
100% designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA.
Rainwater in the Tunnel
The Endura Cat Door has a high threshold on the inside and no barrier to the outside. Wind-driven rain will enter the tunnel, but will quickly drain toward the outside and not into your home.
As with all wall-mounted pet doors, careful caulking of all seams is vital to prevent water penetration inside your walls.
Installation Instructions for the Endura Flap Cat Doors for Walls
The tools you will need:
Important note: It is very important to avoid wall studs, electrical wire, and piping. So if you don’t have experience cutting through walls, we highly recommend hiring a professional.
1. Apply one drop of Loctite in each of the closed barrel nuts. Screw each of the barrel nuts onto the end of a threaded rod and set it aside for now.
2. It is a good idea to measure your cat to make sure that you install the pet door at the right height. For the single flap Endura Flap, you want it to be about an inch and a quarter above the top of the back. Be sure to get a level to be sure that your hole will come out straight
3. You will need to drill 4 holes in the corners of the template. These holes need to be level so professional help is recommended. You can use a drill that has a level built in which will help you keep your holes straight.
4. When you are drawing your lines, this is a great time to correct for levelness. The next step is actually to connect the dots that you made in your wall with your reciprocating saw. Wear gloves and your safety glasses. Double check the measurements on the outside of the wall.
5. Apply weather stripping on both the interior and the exterior frames. It is a good idea to put it so that the gap will be at the bottom. When you are pressing the weatherstripping into the channel, be sure not to stretch it because it will compress over time and you want it to have a little bit of extra wiggle room in there. You can use scissors or just tear the ends off.
6. With a jigsaw or bandsaw, trim all 4 pieces of the tunnel sections so that they are ¼ inch shorter than the thickness of the wall. A jigsaw blade is provided. Using clamps to secure the pieces will help you make the cut. You can use a wooden block to guide the jig saw. Be careful to trim the correct side, do not trim the side of the tunnel pieces with the tabs that attach to the flap frame.
7. Remove the 2 screws on the either side of the top of the interior frame (the side with the locking cover). The exterior frame (without the flap) will have screw holes which are pre-threaded so that you will be able to see the shine from the metal when you look at the hole. Single flap models have a joggle so you are going to need to bend the tabs in the same direction as the recess. When this is doing down, you are going to put these up.
8. Make sure that you get the screws straight so that it actually builds into the channel it is supposed to. You can either bend the tabs after attaching it to the frame or prebend them. Just bend them as far as you can then you can actually put the screw in.
9. Once you have your top and bottom tunnel pieces on, you are going to match up the side pieces, which are the longer pieces. Make sure that the tunnel pieces slide all the way together so that there are no gaps. Once you have the tunnel pieces together, you are going to push the tabs so that they actually interlock with each other.
10. Next you are going to apply a bead of the silicone sealant on the inside of the tunnel. You need to apply this silicone sealant to all seams inside of the tunnel, you can use the applicator tip or carefully squeeze out without the tip if that is easier.
11. The interior frame is the one with the tunnel pieces and the flap; insert that first and then it is really helpful to have a partner on the outside so you can hand them the the exterior frame and they can actually help you put it into the hole. Line it up so that you can see light through the holes that way you can make sure that you can get your threaded rod all the way through.
12. Then you can use your threaded rod with the closed barrel nut on them and guide it through the exterior frame. If it helps you guide the rod, you can stick your hand through and touch the hole on the opposite side. You can use a mirror or even a smartphone to help you guide that rode to the opposite frame if you don't have a partner to help you out. Use a level to make fine adjustments for your pet door.
13. With a pet door leveled and all four threaded rods tightened, wiggle the ends of the threaded rods that are protruding on the exterior side until the ends snap off.
14. Finish caulking by applying a bead of the silicone sealant along the inside of the tunnel where it meets with the exterior frame. Be careful to seal all gaps and seams to minimize the chance of water damage to the wall.
15. The final step is to put the hole plugs in all the screw holes. We use a wooden block and a mallet ( you can also use a hammer) to finish the job.