Dog Door for Large and Medium Dogs
This door has a plastic frame with a self-liner that serves to 'frame out' a hollow core door in a thickness range of 0" - 2". The liner also makes for a neater appearance in a solid core door.
The flap is a rigid acrylic with weather strip around the perimeter and seals quite well. A separate plastic locking cover is included.
Available in white frame only.
Dog-Mate 215-216 Instructions:
1. Remove the closing panel from the frame, push the button marked “press” and lift up at the same time.
2. Next tape the frame to the door and mark the screw holes with a pencil. And also trace all the way around the frame inside the opening. Make sure that the line is straight and level.
Tip: The bottom of the opening should be at least level with your pet’s stomach. While the top of the opening should be at least 1” higher than the highest part of your dog’s back. This is so they just put their head and push through and do not have to duck.
3. Drill out the marked holes with a ¼” diameter bit.
Tip: For doors that are more than 2” in you would have to provide your own screws as the ones that come with the door will not be long enough.
4. Now mark a cutting line that is ⅜” square outside that line that you traced for the inside of the pet door frame. Make sure that the cut line is even using a level. Drill out holes with a ¼” diameter bit in each corner.
5. Cut out along that outer line using a jigsaw or similar tool.
6. Measure the door thickness. Add ¾” to that door thickness measurement and cut the liners to the nearest guide line on all liners closest to the door thickness. Do not cut the notches on bottom of the liners.
7. Using a hacksaw trim the mounting bolts to the thickness adding the ¾” as well, and file them down for easier threading.
Tip: For doors over 2” the manufacturer recommends making your own liner out of a 2 mil plastic sheet (not supplied).
8. Assemble the liners in the channels in the exterior frame and tape them for the time being to hold in place. The smooth side should be facing in. The notched liner will go at the bottom, as the notches will go around the magnets.
9. Fit the rubber seal into the groove in the exterior frame, make sure that you leave a tiny drainage gap at the bottom of the frame in the middle.
10. Dry fit the door in the opening using tape, and before screwing it in place check that the flap is functioning properly. Then screw it in being careful not to over tighten the bolts.
11. Cover the screws with the hole plugs.
12. For additional security there are 2 plastic pins that should be inserted in the holes located at the bottom of the inner frame and through the closing panel.