- 4-Way Locking Pet Door gives you more control over pet™s access to and from the door
- 2 cat flap sizes accommodate all cats and small dogs
- Installs in doors 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" thick
- Polycarbonate flap is sturdy and long-lasting
- Comes in white only
The Ideal 4-Way Locking Cat Door is an inexpensive cat flap that allows you to have more control over your cat's access to and from the house. With the rotary 4-way lock, you can set this hefty cat door to in only, out only, and completely locked or unlocked. This way, you can ensure the utmost safety of your furry friend. Whether you want to keep your pet safe from wild animals at night or want to keep them in or out while you're away, this Ideal cat door will give you the ultimate peace of mind with the innovative locking capabilities.
The Ideal 4-Way Locking Cat Door is an inexpensive cat flap that allows you to have more control over your cats access to and from the house. With the rotary 4-way lock, you can set this hefty cat door to in only, out only, and completely locked or unlocked. This way, you can ensure the utmost safety of your furry friend. Whether you want to keep your pet safe from wild animals at night or want to keep them in or out while you™re away, this Ideal cat door will give you the ultimate peace of mind with the innovative locking capabilities.
- Comes in two sizes to be used as a large cat door and even a doggie small dog door
- Self-framing, telescoping frame installs in doors 1 ¼” ‒ 1 ¾” thick
- Rigid, polycarbonate flap for durability
- Plastic frame plastic door comes in white only
- 4-Way locking device
- Allows more control over pet passage to and from the door
- Bestseller locking cat flap ensures pet’s safety when needed
- The clear flap is easy for pets to see through
- Polycarbonate flap is unbreakable
- Cat flap access through exterior doors to the outdoors promotes activity
- Cat Flap access through interior doors and through walls allows access to litter box or other rooms
|Flap Size||Flap Dimension||Rough Cut Out||Outside Frame Dimension|
|Cat Flap||6 1⁄4" w x 6 1⁄4" h||7 1⁄2" w x 7 1⁄4" h||8 3⁄16" w x 7 15⁄16" h|
|Large Cat Flap||7 1⁄2" w x 10 1⁄2" h||8 3⁄8" w x 13 1⁄2" h||9 1⁄2" w x 14 1⁄2" h|
Can I lock the flaps?
Yes, both doors have a 4-way lock. So you can set it for open, completely locked, in only, or out only.
Does the door keep out the weather?
It does do pretty well, but this is more of a three-season mild climate use.
Is this pretty durable?
It is really one of the most durable, economic cat doors.
How do I know which flap size?
The best way would be to cut a hole in cardboard to the 6.25" x 6.25" flap size and see if they can get through. If not, then go with the large flap or Chubby Cat Doors version.
What is the flap made of?
It is a rigid clear polycarbonate.
Is the frame plastic or metal?
It is plastic.
Are there different colors?
The door is only in white, but you can paint the plastic framing.
Can I use it in doors less than 1 1/4" thick?
You can. You would just have to use shims or foam weatherstripping to build on the back of the pet door frames.
Is there a wall version?
You could use the door on a wall, but the contractor would have to frame it out as there is not a tunnel available.
Is the large the same size as the Ideal Hefty Kat Door?
They are the exact same door (also know as the Chubby Cat Door).
What keeps air from blowing in around the flap?
There is a fuzzy pile weatherstripping around the flap with helps keep it sealed.
Can you get a cover for the door?
No, there is no Ideal replacement locking cover for the door as it has the four-way locking feature.
Is the large flap cut out the same as the Chubby Cat?
They are actually the same door. The Chubby Cat was also known as the Ideal Hefty Kat, then was changed to the Large Cat flap.
Installation of the Ideal Larger Cat Door, the "Chubby Kat'
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Ideal Cat Flap Installation Instructions
- Straight edge/ruler
- Drill bits
- Keyhole/scroll saw
- Phillips screwdriver
Letters inside the ( ) correlate to the images above.
Step 1: Determine the pet door height. The distance between the bottom of the door and bottom of template should be 6â€. Center the template (width) in the middle of the door and tape in place.
Step 2: With the template in place (A), draw around the edge of the template onto the door. Mark the corner holes with a nail or awl.
Step 3: Using the corner locations as your guide, drill four individual holes with a drill no longer than ½â€.
Step 4: Starting on the inside of one of the drilled holes (B), cut just inside of the line using a keyhole or scroll saw.
Step 5: Insert the inner frame that contains the flap (C) into the opening from the interior side. Make sure that the frame is flush with the door surface. Caulking is recommended under the outer frame. Place the outer frame that does not contain the flap (D) into the opening from outside the door. Hold it in place and install the screws. Do not overtighten.
For Doors with Uneven Surfaces
After cutting the rough opening, build up the lowest areas with a wood frame thick enough to create an even door surface. Then proceed with the steps above.
Once the wall opening has been made, it is necessary to build a frame to cover the exposed area between the wall surfaces. When cutting through walls, use extreme caution and make sure not to cut any concealed wires, gas lines, or water pipes.
For Steel Doors:
Use a jigsaw with a hacksaw blade to cut the opening, starting at the pre-drilled corner holes. Then proceed with the steps above.