Hale Cat Door "Omni Sash" Window Model Cat Door
This cat door is designed to fit in vertically-sliding double hung or single hung windows. It is offered in dual pane glass and with double vinyl flaps for increased performance in severe climate areas.
Here are the factory specifications including a description of the adjustment mechanism
Designed to fit into a window track 7/8” or wider but can be factory modified to fit tracks as small as ½”.
Two 4” x 5/16"-18 pan head bolts and four 5/16"-18 jam nuts. The top two nuts hold the bolts tightly. The bottom two nuts, when adjusted downward, effect a sideways jackscrew type motion allowing the unit to be tightly secured within the window track without the use of screws. This mechanism is the same as that used on the Hale Omni Panel for sliding glass doors.
1/16” x 4 ½” tall plate on both the inner and outer sides of the adjustment area, color coordinated to frame color. Plate can be lowered to make adjustment and raised to cover mechanism when adjustment is complete.
Double pane insulated tempered glass standard.
Pile Weather Stripping
Top and bottom edges of window unit contain dense 5/16” gray nylon pile weather stripping. Nylon is woven into a .270 wide and 1/32” thick nylon backing. This weather stripping greatly reduces the amount of air that can pass through the flap particularly in the double flap version.
No Metal Contact
Both side edges are covered with 3/32” vinyl booties to provide cushioning and no metal contact.
Vinyl Weather Stripping
Unit also comes with extra length of 1 7/8” x 1/16” black vinyl weather stripping to attach to back edge of your window to prevent air leakage.
To this list we should add that this door comes with the normal Hale 3/16 " Lexan (polycarbonate) locking cover mounted from the side so as to avoid any conflict with the sliding window. As always, a steel spring-loaded lock secures the locking cover in place. A second locking cover may be added for use on the outside if desired.
Ordering this pet door requires you provide us with five bits of information
The "handing" you require for the flap
(looking from inside the house, would you like the flap to be on the left or the right?).
The full width of your window
(under the window as far as you can go in both dimensions). The unit provided will have 3" of width adjustment.
The height you can raise your window
The width of the window track itself
The height above your window when closed
A training benefit of
the Hale Pet Door line is that the magnets may be removed from the frame using a flat-bladed screwdriver. The result is the flap is extremely easy to push by even the smallest pet--a training plus. Likewise, and for the same reason, this would be the best high performance pet door to share between a very large dog and a small dog or cat.
Alternatively, Hale has developed specialized 'training' flaps which simplify training. These may be ordered at Hale replacement flaps.
Choosing a flap size
Here are the Hale recommendations. However, we suggest you do your own measuring as suggested on our measure your pet page prior to making a decision.
Because these pet doors are built custom to your specification, returns will be allowed a 50% credit toward the purchase of a different Hale Pet Door. The Patio Pacific normal return policy applies in respect to time limits only.
Tip Will your window open high enough to accept the pet door? Add 4" to flap height and see if your window will open that far!
Allow about 15 days for shipping from the factory plus 1-5 days transit time to you.
Step 1: Before you install your sash insert, ensure that it is the correct size for your cat. If you’re not sure then going a little larger is better. While cats can force their way through smaller openings, it can be damaging over time and lead to back problems. However, with a window installation, the size of the cat door will be limited by the size of the window opening. You will want to make sure that the sliding window can open enough to accommodate the sash insert as shown in Figure 1.
Step 2: Clean both sides of the glass window panes. There will be some overlap of the window panes (Figure 1) when you are finished installing the window insert. It is very hard to clean between these panes of glass with the insert installed so cleaning well beforehand is recommended.
Step 3: Unroll the strips of fuzzy gray pile weather-stripping and feed them into the channels running along the window panel. These channels will be on the side of the sash that your window closes against.
Step 4: Slide open the window and place the cat door into the window track.
Step 5: Angle the stationary side of the sash into the window track.
Step 6: Insert the rest of the sash into the window track and slide the U channel into the window frame. Move the sliding plate to the side to expose the adjusting nuts.
Step 7: Tighten the adjusting nuts with your fingers. Slide the window closed to see if there are any gaps or spaces between the sash and the window. If there are any spaces, tighten one of the nuts to make the sash lean one way or the other. Once you are satisfied with the placement, use a wrench to tighten the nuts and secure the sash firmly in place.
Step 8: Slide the piece of weatherstripping at the top edge of the sash to expose the slider adjusting screws for the slider plate. Loosen both preset screws one or two full turns. If you loosen them too much, it might cause the slider plates to fall out. Push the slide plates up until they stop. Tighten the screws to secure it into place and replace the fuzzy weatherstripping over it. There will be a gap above the fuzzy weather-stripping between the edge of the panel and the edge of the adjustment unit. Cover it with a piece of foam.
Step 9: Close the window and inspect for any gaps. If there are any, fill it in with the foam weatherstripping.
Step 10: Place vinyl weather-stripping on the top edge of the opening window or the bottom edge of the stationary window to seal the gap created by overlapping glass. Clean the edge of the spot that you chose with rubbing alcohol to ensure a good seal. Cut vinyl weather-stripping to the proper length with scissors or a knife. Remove the protective paper from the adhesive area and press firmly into position.
Step 11: If you so desire, you can put a screw or two (not included) through the window frame to prevent the window from being opened. Note: Be very careful not to drill into the glass. If you hit the window pane with either the tip of the drill bit or a screw, it will shatter. The glass in the cat door comes all the way to the edge of the frame, so don’t try to drill into the cat door frame at all.
Q: What 3 things do I have to know/measure when choosing a pet door for sash window?
A: Track width, Height you can raise the window, How wide the window is from left to right.