Hale "Omni" Panel Cat Door for sliding glass doors
Hale Pet Doors (formerly Hale Security Pet Doors) offers the Hale OMNI Patio Cat Door which features insulated glass and a two-flap pet door for high energy efficiency.
The Hale Omni Panel featured on this product page has a slender frame intended to reduce the amount of door opening you lose when using this pet door. The OMNI panel is secured by means of a patented nut and bolt assembly that exerts pressure, making a very secure fit. The OMNI panel is not screwed into the door frame, so there will be no holes in the door frame if the OMNI is removed. The OMNI is locked by means of a drop bar type lock that is installed behind the slider.
We will need the "G" measurement with your order. "G" is the measurement from the trailing edge of the sliding glass door to the jamb of the stationary side with your sliding glass door closed. This important measurement is used to determine the length of the locking bar used to lock the patio door against the Omni panel.
Locking covers match pet door frame colors and are constructed of 1/4” thick King Starboard® polymer sheet. Extremely shock and impact resistant. The polycarbonate locking covers formerly used have been discontinued.
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.
There are quite a few details that might be important for you to think about in purchasing any panel pet door. Begin with key points to get a quick overview of the most important issues. Then study the comparison chart and read the information on the patio panel FAQ page which cover the fine points of patio pet doors.
All Hale pet doors come standard with "polar" flaps--a vinyl that is more flexible in cold weather than "regular" vinyl.
Very flexible 'training' flaps may be ordered for pets who are initially resistant to pushing through the regular flaps.
Important The Omni panel may be installed in Anderson and Pella units.
Shipping Allow about 3 weeks for shipping from the factory plus 1-5 days transit time to you.
Step 1: Before you install your panel insert, ensure that it is the correct size for your cat. If in doubt larger is better. While cats can force their way through smaller openings, it can be damaging over time and lead to back problems.
Step 2: Clean both sides of the glass window panes. There will be some overlap of the window panes 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 panel, starting from the bottom. These channels will be on both vertical edges of the panel.
Step 4: Slide open the slider and place the cat door into the slider track by angling the stationary end of the panel into the bottom track.
Step 5: Insert the rest of the panel into the window track and slide the U channel into the top track frame. Move the sliding plate down to expose the adjusting nuts at the top of the track:
Step 6: Use just your fingers to tighten the adjusting nuts. Slide the slider/stationary panel closed to see if there are any gaps or spaces between the panel and the window. If there are any spaces, tighten one of the nuts to make the panel lean one way or the other. Once you are satisfied with the placement, use a wrench to tighten the nuts and secure the panel firmly in place.
Step 7: Slide the piece of weatherstripping at the top edge of the panel 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 8: Close the window and inspect for any gaps. If there are any, fill it in with the foam weatherstripping.
Step 9: Place vinyl weather-stripping to the back edge of the slider or the front edge of the stationary panel to seal the now-existing gap. (Figure 5). 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. Let it set for a few hours to ensure that the adhesive sets.
Step 10: If you so desire, you can put a screw or two (not included) through the sliding panel frame to prevent the panel 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.