Ideal Ruff Weather Dog Door and Wall Mount

SKU# 04RIG1

  • The Ruff Weather mixes efficient with affordable
  • Clear double flaps surrounded by brush weather stripping offers enhanced sealing
  • Telescoping tunnel fits walls 4-3/4" - 5-1/4" or 6-3/4" - 7-1/4"
  • Closing cover can be inserted on the inside or outside
  • Can be purchased with the door or separately here

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Ideal Ruff Weather Dog Door and Wall Mount

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  • The Ruff Weather mixes efficient with affordable
  • Clear double flaps surrounded by brush weather stripping offers enhanced sealing
  • Telescoping tunnel fits walls 4-3/4" - 5-1/4" or 6-3/4" - 7-1/4"
  • Closing cover can be inserted on the inside or outside
  • Can be purchased with the door or separately here
SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame DimensionStock No
Mfr No
Small5" w x 9" h6 1/2" w x 11 1/4" h9" w x 13" h03RI18
RWS
Medium7 1/4" w x 13" h8 1/2" w x 15 1/4" h11 3/8" w x 17 1/2" h03RI19
RWM
Extra Large9 3/4" w x 17" h11 1/4"x 19 1/2" h14" w x 21 1/2" h03RI20
RWXL
Super Large15" w x 23 1/2" h16 1/4"x 26" h19" w x 28 1/5" h03RI21
RWSL

Ruff Weather Wall Mount Pet Doors

One of the best options for a wall unit on a budget. The Ideal Ruff Weather Door and Wall kit have double flaps which offers much better insulation than just one flap. Additionally,they are surrounded by fuzzy weather stripping to help prevent drafts!

Features of the Ruff Weather Pet Doors

  • Double flap insulates much better than the traditional single flaps, one on the interior and one in the exterior wall.
  • Clear flexible vinyl flaps are easy for multiple pets to use.
  • Ruff Weather frame sticks out about 3” from the wall on either side.
  • The kit allows installation in any 2x4 or 2x6 stud walls, so between 4 3/4" - 5 1/4" or 6 3/4"-7 1/4" thick.
  • Kit includes everything you need for wall installation.
  • If your wall is thicker you can have the contractor build a tunnel for you and just use the Ruff Weather Door Mount.

Perfect Time for a Ruff Weather Wall Door

  • If you are looking for a good affordable yet weather resistant wall mount, the double flaps and fuzzy weather stripping of this pet door offer adequate protection.
  • Great choice for large and smaller pets using the same pet door.
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Customer Reviews

  • Through-the-wall Ruff Weather dog door review by Bill
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    5 4 Through-the-wall Ruff Weather dog door

    (Published on 9/1/2014)

    I'm giving this product four stars even though it probably deserves only three, in an ideal world. But, of course, we don't live in an ideal world, so I'm tacking on another star because, after TWELVE years, this dog door STILL WORKS GREAT (with one kit of replacement flaps about five years ago, and another one soon).

    I'm pretty OK with general fixer-upper kinds of home projects — but cutting a perfectly aligned rectangular hole through both walls and adjacent to a blind corner of the house (i.e., you can't see the outside perpendicular wall from the inside) didn't feel like something I wanted to try to do. I know the limits of my skillset, such as it is. :-)

    So I hired a handyman to do it. GOOD CHOICE! After a lot of sweat (New Mexico in July), dropped tools, dropped nuts, extensive curses in two languages, and so forth — same things that would happen if I was doing it, except probably a lot less — at the end of the day (literally), it was installed, sealed around the outside edges against the weather, and it looked great!

    "Looked," as in past tense... because those flaps are starting to look pretty disgusting. I'm about to order another flap replacement kit (my second in twelve years).

    Here are some important bits of advice when installing a through-the-wall Ruff Weather dog door kit:

    (1) Unless you are an EXPERIENCED handyman or some other kind of house construction pro, DON'T try to be the macho all-'round guy and impress your S.O. by attempting to do this job solo after the game is over on Sunday afternoon. Get somebody who has done this kind of work before and knows what s/he is doing. Because if you screw it up, you can't just chalk it up to experience, go get a new house, and start over. (If that's an option for you, then you aren't reading this anyway. You have "people" for that sort of thing.)

    (2) When selecting a location for the door, there are going to be a lot of things, both practical and esthetic, that you will want to think about — but DO NOT NEGLECT to think about exposure of the dog door to direct sunlight for hours at a time. The UV in the sunlight WILL break down the vinyl and cause it to crack, shrink, warp, darken, disintegrate — or, given sufficient time, all of the above, in no particular order. That's the nature of the stuff. Some material with all its advantages (transparency, light weight, flexibility, etc.) — PLUS resistance to UV — would sure be nice. Hey, maybe NASA invented something like that in the '60s for space vehicles. LOL Like to pay x10 the regular price for a dog door? Maybe x20? Hmmm, didn't think so. So — keep it out of direct sunlight 100% of the time. Even consider making an awning of some type to shade it, if that's the only option for keeping it out of the sun.

    ( OK, in the back there, what was that ? ... Smear it with SPF30 sun-block every morning? ... Uh, you don't REALLY wanna go there, right? )

    (3) The bottom or "floor" of the passageway through the wall needs to be supported. The bigger your dog (and dog door), the more important this is. Pea gravel or similar garden material seems to work well.

    (4) WHEN REPLACING FLAPS: Realize that ideal alignment of the flaps with the sides and bottom of the door frame is IMPORTANT. To get ideal alignment, it may be necessary to make several tries at positioning and tightening. There is some degree of slop in the oversize mounting holes, or even trim the flap(s), as one guy here wrote that he had to do, to really get this right. And you gotta get this right to keep the cold winter air outside where it belongs.

    Hope this helps!

    (Posted on 11/22/2015)

  • Good results! review by Terry
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    5 4 Good results!

    (Published on 5/12/2014)

    I have had my Ruff Weather dog door installed for about a year now. I have found that it works well in my Northwest Climate. It is well engineered to stop cold drafts from blowing into the house. I decided to install a wall mounted dog door instead of the one I had installed years ago into our sliding door, which i found was very drafty and cold. I have two dogs, one of which is a 35 lb. Field bread Cocker. We choose the the Medium size "Double Flap" door, with the the "Wall Kit". I decided to install the door myself. I'm handy but not a carpenter. This some of what I found and I hope it will help you on your intalation. Read the directions a couple of times. Cut wall board with knife, not Sawsall, inorder to see if there is anything in the way of your project! One key eliment of a good job is getting the outside and inside openings lined up, take your time. Have a tube of Silicon on hand when you start, and seal around the outside well. Seal completely,where the the" wall kit" (box) joins the inside and outside portions. Hope this is some help?

    (Posted on 11/22/2015)

  • You get what you pay for review by fisherridge
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    5 3 You get what you pay for

    (Published on 9/30/2012)

    I have purchased two of these doors so far. I learned the weaknesses from the first one and made modifications to the replacement. 1) The through the wall kit is not strong enough for stand alone use. I had to reinforce the sides and bottom to keep them from cracking. 2) The plastic "rail" that retains the plastic magnet holder is weak and breaks. I glued in a piece of 1/4" square wood trim along the rails to keeps the dogs toe nails from catching the plastic. 3) The magnets are not glued securely into the plastic magnet holder. I securely glued the magnets in. 4) The flap stretches and causes the edges to not seal. I have trimmed the top edge of the flaps so I could adjust them up but that is a very temorary fix. 5) The flap retaining strip is weak and the screws holes can be easily stripped. I will try using silicone adhesive on the replacement flaps I'm here to order today.

    (Posted on 11/22/2015)

  • Fair product review by Mark B.
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    5 2 Fair product

    (Published on 9/27/2012)

    I have 2 large breed dogs and purchased the Ideal Ruff Weather dog door/ wall combo kit which has 2 flaps for additional weather-proofing. The screws that came with it were not long enough to actually pull all the parts tightly together, so I purchases new screws at Home Depot (Neg number one).
    I live in Arizona and the dog door which faces east gets about 2 hours of morning sun. After the first year the magnets were all broken off and the bottom plastic pieces holding the magnets were all cracked up from the dogs abuse (neg number 2) By year 3 the exterior flap is torn about half way across the top and the interior flap has about a 1 inch tear and is badly warped so the sides don't touch the felt anymore...it really doesn't keep out any weather anymore. (Neg 3).

    So now I am faces with the question of buying a better product (probably metal) where I will undoubtedly need to reshape the hole in the wall...or buy a replacement of the same product knowing I am going to face the same issues..

    (Posted on 11/22/2015)

Weight 4.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs
Climate Suitability Temperate-3 Season
Sealing Value High
Wind Resistance High
Frame Material Plastic
Wall Thickness Range 4 3/4" - 5 1/4" or 6 3/4"-7 1/4"
Insulation Value High
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Double, One Part , Flexible, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Replacement Flaps Available Yes
Ability to Lock Flap Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In Walls
Warranty Period 1 year
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 15%

Q: My Ruff Weather has a label of 10-1/2" x 17" on it, which flap size should I order?

A: You should order the XL Ruff Weather Replacement Flap (which is marked as 9-3/4" now, although the actual dimension of the flap did not change).

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