You want to make a lasting investment when purchasing a cat door; don't waste money on something that isn't going to serve you or your furry friend. The Hale Pet Door is constructed with quality and care. It lasts many of our customers many years with regular use, so you can rest assured knowing that this is an investment that your pet will appreciate for years to come.
Made of flexible 3/16" clear PVC vinyl
Inner frame made of two separate metal extrusions. Three sides form a receptacle for the locking cover. Both are .063” wall thickness.
Extruded 6063-T5 aluminum with .063” wall thickness. Designed to telescope into the inside frame.
A ¼” rod magnet 1 ½” long made from an aluminum, nickel and cobalt alloy known for its strength and durability. Dog door size determines number of magnets used on the frame.
Made from magnetic stainless steel. 1 ½” long, ¾” tall and 1/32” thick. U-shaped with interior prongs, when squeezed onto the vinyl flap, the barbed prongs hold firmly.
Flap is surrounded by ½” nylon pile for maximum seal. Nylon is woven into a backing 9/32” wide and 1/32” thick for strength.
Pre-assembled .040” aluminum wrapped around and riveted and sealed to the inner flange of the inside frame. It is attached to outer frame during installation. Standard adjustment range is 2" - 10". 2"-16" adjustment range is an extra cost option.
1/4” thick King high density polymer sheet. Extremely shock and impact resistant. Has a 3/8” diameter locking hole
A lightweight zinc alloy cabinet knob pull type handle in a satin nickel finish that is 25/32” wide, 19/32” tall and 53/64” deep with a 1/2” deep and 21/32” wide finger hole. It is attached to the cover with a 12 mm long zinc coated steel flat head Philips screw with a .70 thread size that is countersunk to prevent scratching the frame.
A ¼” diameter positive action steel pin encased with 5/32” thick fabricated plated steel.
Stain, mold and mildew resistant carpet. Covers both inner walls and bottom of the tunnel. White and Arizona Beige frames come with Brown carpet while the Brushed Aluminum and Bronze Frames come with Dark Gray carpet.
Metal strip added to bottom of tunnel to make sure that any water is shunted to the outside of the wall.
Awning attachment that hooks to the outside frame for use in diverting water and preventing it from entering the pet door from above
Complete Kit includes:
Hale Pet Door™ wall model (includes inner frame with attached tunnel and outer frame)
Olefin nylon carpet
King Starboard® Security Cover
Raincap included but use is optional
5/8” #6 Phillips Head Screws
7/64” drill bit
Tools you may need: (will vary depending on the type of wall into which you are installing the pet door)
Circular saw with wood or masonry blade
5/16” masonry bit
Blue masking tape
1. Double check to make sure you have the correct size door for your pet. The top of the flap should be positioned at least one inch above their shoulder.
2. Check your package to be sure the kit is complete.
3. Find your installation location. Depending on how your locking cover loads from, check for obstructions. Try placing the pet door between studs if you are installing in a framed wall.
4. Lay down any cloth or cardboard on both sides of the wall for a quick and easy cleanup once you have finished the install.
5. Depending on your wall’s rough cut, draw the necessary pattern on the inside wall with a pencil. Be sure this stencil is level.
Tip: You can cut a small hole in the center of the drawn rough cut to check for any obstructions
6. Proceed with the cutout of the wall by drilling through to the outer wall.
7. Drill out to holes diagonal from one another, with enough to room to get a reciprocating blade through.
8. Use the saw to cut out the rough opening along the marked lines.
9. Place the inside frame with the tunnel attached through the cutout. On the exterior side, be sure the tunnel is tight against the wall. Then, mark the tunnel with a pencil along the outside wall
10. Remove the frame and tunnel. Cut the tunnel along the pencil mark in order to make the tunnel the correct depth for your wall.
11. Caulk the flashing (the thing piece of aluminum with 3 flanges). Apply two beads on the bottom from the rear, then another on the bottom and sides from the front.
12. The bottom pre-drilled holes of the exterior frame should be sitting above the “bottom front” bead of caulk when installed.
13. Place the flashing into the bottom of the wall opening. The flashing will have two side flanges
14. Insert the frame and tunnel back into your opening. Again, pull the tunnel against the wall from the outside.
15. To tighten the flashing to the tunnel, drill two holes through the bottom of the tunnel evenly spaced from inside of the exterior frame. Insert screws provided.
16. Use a caulking sealer between the outside frame wall at the top and both sides.
DO NOT CAULK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OUTSIDE FRAME.
17. Measure the width and length of your tunnel to apply the carpet. Push the carpet against the bottom of the tunnel. Use a caulk gun to apply adhesive to the sides and bottom of the tunnel and secure the carpet.
18. Slide your locking cover in place once the pet door is dry.