Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door

SKU# 01RIff

  • The best choice for customers on a budget
  • No tools for installation makes it optimal for renters and vacation homes
  • Clear and flexible flap is easy for pets to use
  • Great choice for moderate climates
  • Custom options available to fit all pets and sliding glass doors here

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Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door

The Ideal Fast Fit dog door for sliding glass door is a dog door for slider that will make your life better.

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  • The best choice for customers on a budget
  • No tools for installation makes it optimal for renters and vacation homes
  • Clear and flexible flap is easy for pets to use
  • Great choice for moderate climates
  • Custom options available to fit all pets and sliding glass doors here
Flap SizeFlap DimensionStep
Over
Overall Width
(Rectangle vs Round Logo)
Stock No
Small5" w x 7" h2"8 3/4"9 3/4"01RIff 1-Sm
Medium7" w x 11 1/4" h4"10 3/4"11 7/16"01RIff 2-Med
Extra Large10 1/2" w x 15" h8"14 1/4"15 1/4"

01RIff 4-XLrg

Super Large15" w x 20" h8"18 3/4"19 5/8"01RIff 5-Sup

Height Adjustment Ranges

  • B- Shorty 75" - 77 3/4" (additional cost)
  • C- Regular 77 5/8" - 80 5/16"
  • E- Tall 93 3/4" - 96 1/2" (additional cost)

Custom Step-Over Options - These can be extremely important in properly fitting your pets. Especially if you have larger pets sharing with smaller ones, or older dogs that might not be a spry as they used to be.  You can purchase these panels with the custom step over on the Custom Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door page.

Custom Height Add-On Extension - If your sliding glass door track is not accommodated by one of these height ranges, you can special order a panel with a custom made height extension to fit your track. The panel with the extension can be purchased on the Custom Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door page.  If you already have the Ideal "Fast Fit" Panel, but it's too short for your slider you can also purchase just the Ideal "Fast Fit" Height Extension.

Replacement Flaps and Parts  - Can be found at Ideal "Original" Replacement Flaps or you can get both the flap and the plastic frame at Ideal "Fast Fit" Replacement Flap Assembly.

If your measured track height is near the bottom of the adjustment range then you should review A Note of Caution.

Wondering how to measure your track? Review our Track Measuring Guide

 

Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel Pet Door

When you're looking for a "best bang for your buck" deal, an Ideal Fast Fit is the perfect solution. Affordable and functional, this pet door is lightweight and easy to install. The spring-loaded design allows you to securely place it in your sliding glass door track within seconds, and the clear vinyl flap opens easily for your pet to use to access your home.

Features of the Ideal Fast Fit

  • Single pane glass is lightweight for quick and easy install, and easy removal when necessary. 
  • Clear, vinyl flap is easy for pets to learn to use and push open.
  • Since this panel will not mate with an existing slider door lock, Ideal supplies a pin lock. This does require drilling holes, so if you're a renter and do not want to put holes in the slider, then we suggest using the old "broomstick in the track method" or a Charley Bar.
  • Solid magnetic strip at the bottom of the flap to help keep the flap closed when not in use.
  • Customizable options for the perfect fit for your slider and your pet.
  • Aluminum frame designed for sliding glass door tracks at least 7/8" thick.
  • 1 year warranty.

Perfect Time for an Ideal Fast Fit

  • If you are on a budget and want a pet door for your sliding glass door, a Fast Fit is the best choice.
  • For pets that may be timid or struggle with pushing through a heavier flap, the vinyl flap in the Fast Fit is easy to learn!
  • This is a great option if you need something temporary for a rental home where you can't drill holes in the track.
  • If you travel often and need a door that you can take in or out.
  • Great solution for storm prone areas where you need to be able to remove it quickly to secure your home.

Custom Options

Check out our custom height Fast Fit!

Our step-over options allow you to tailor your pet door to properly accommodate your pet's size. (See the drop-downs after you choose flap size, adjustment and frame color. If you need help choosing the right size, see our page on how to measure your pets.) Custom height extensions can be added to your order should the inserts be too small for your sliding glass door. (Custom orders are not returnable. So please see the detailed instructions below to ensure you order the correct size.)

Panels ordered with a custom stepover are NON-RETURNABLE.

PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-4 business days before it actually ships.

Customer Reviews

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  • Very nice door review by Price
    5 5 Very nice door

    Very nice door for both small and larger dogs. The installation was quick and easy. The only think I have noticed is there is a slight distance fro the side of the swing door to the swing door that allows air to seep through. Thank you.

    (Posted on 3/21/2017)

  • too small review by terry
    5 4 too small

    I was disappointed. The measurements are right but the door is too small for my dogs. They go through so fast they hit the top. I just wished it was more rummy for the size dog you recommend to use.

    Editor's note: Measuring your pet is so important, and we recommend the top of the flap to be at least 1 inch above the tallest point of the dog's back.

    (Posted on 2/9/2017)

  • Great Door, Works well review by jojo
    5 5 Great Door, Works well

    I had a hard time finding a door tall enough to fit that wasn't costing me an arm and a leg. This was perfect, fairly easy to install and the dogs were able to acclimate to the door within 24 hours. It is a life saver for my carpets and wood floors! Price is great. Now I have a new dog which will require me to purchase a larger door. Ordering the new one in a few weeks once she is out of puppy stage and can "grow" into the new larger door.
    Might be a bit of a snag for the other shorter dogs, but they should be able to step over the 8" frame

    (Posted on 4/19/2016)

  • A Live Saver - Great Door review by Robert
    5 5 A Live Saver - Great Door

    I purchased this door with the low-height step over option as a gift for a friend with three dogs. The low-height option works great for her dachshund and basset hound; they can go in and out with ease. My friend absolutely loves this door because it saves her from having to constantly let in or out one of the dogs, not to mention the multiple times every night that she would have to get out of bed and go let out one of the dogs. It is worth every penny.

    (Posted on 3/5/2016)

  • Locking the door review by Laura
    5 2 Locking the door

    (Ed. Note: The customer was contacted)
    there's no locking system. you cannot slide your sliding glass door up to the dog door and lock it. I can't use my door, waste of money ( 272.00 )

    (Posted on 12/11/2015)

  • $154???? review by Roux
    5 1 $154????

    (ed. note: This customer has been contacted to resolve any confusion. With all of our products that have different adjustment ranges or flap dimension options the price is going to vary based on those dimensions and ranges, not just because an item has something that would be considered a custom option.)

    I HATE that they advertise this door for $154 but when I add it to my cart with ZERO EXTRAS the ACTUAL price is $252!! That's $100 more you lying creeps!!!!

    (Posted on 8/22/2015)

  • Terrific, works great. review by Roger
    5 5 Terrific, works great.

    Great product. Works as advertised and is very high quality. I use for my cats. Recommend highly without any reservations.

    (Posted on 7/15/2015)

  • Pet Door review by 2 Black Labs
    5 5 Pet Door

    This is the best purchase I have ever made. My dogs both run outside on the farm and come in the house, My 12 year old boy has cancer and can't stay in the house alone more than 4 hours. This has solved the problem for us. It is easy to install, looks great, keeps the heat or air in. The dogs learned to use it quickly. I'm so pleased with the freedom it gives the dogs.

    (Posted on 2/9/2015)

  • Not the quality I expected review by Very Large Dog
    5 2 Not the quality I expected

    Pet Doors was the only website I could find the size I needed. So I was left with no choice. I figured all doors are the same right? Wrong. The door is so thin, and does not fit into the door track well at all that it shakes every time my dog goes in and out. Not to mention the air flow that comes in between the door, the slider and the top and bottom. Also, because i assume this door is the same one they use whenever you ask for different step over options, that is is in pieces, and again, since it does not fit within the door very well, it is separating at the "seams". I have had this doggy door for 3 months and am frantically looking for another one before the cold weather hits. Would I buy from PetDoors.com again, NO!!

    (Posted on 10/28/2014)

  • We all are loving it! review by Dog Momma
    5 5 We all are loving it!

    We had a hard time finding a tall door for our slider. Luckily, we did find one that is functional & aesthetically pleasing. I love that I can see out of it & it looks like it belongs. Neither my husband nor myself are very handy but we got it in fine. I did go up to the auto supply & purchased more insulation as we needed more, easy deal. I would buy again. One other thing.. The delivery guy dropped it off at our neighbor's house in error, just in case FYI

    (Posted on 10/27/2014)

  • Exactly what I was looking for review by Topotexasman
    5 5 Exactly what I was looking for

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thankfully our glass door goes to another room so I don't have to worry about sealing it up to tight. The Fit was perfect. Would recommend to anyone with a similar need!

    (Posted on 10/21/2014)

  • So Easy review by Kari
    5 5 So Easy

    We had one of these pet doors in our previous house so got another one when we moved here. It was so easy to install I didn't need my hubby to help. One dog used it immediately, the other had to be coaxed with treats over several days but now they both hop in and out without thinking about it.

    (Posted on 10/1/2014)

  • Decent product review by Sophie's mom
    5 3 Decent product

    Installation was very simple after I cut about 1/8 inch off the top metal piece so it would fit in the tracks of my 96" slider. My 30lb black lab puppy took to it quickly and loves running in and out at full speed. Gaps between the pet door and the slider are a problem, but weather stripping has helped minimize those. Not exactly what I had hoped for, but it has been workable.

    (Posted on 9/6/2014)

  • I love this door. review by Mazz
    5 5 I love this door.

    Once my dogs got used to using the door I never had to think about letting them in or out. It is perfect for my needs.

    (Posted on 8/8/2014)

  • i love it... review by nick
    5 5 i love it...

    yea I love it! no more getting up every time my pets want out.. I have more than one pet and this door looks good and is well built. it is also reasonable priced.

    (Posted on 8/4/2014)

  • Good product review by Kota
    5 4 Good product

    The door was a little challenging to install. It was easy to train my dog to go in and out. I wish it was better insulated. I would purchase again.

    (Posted on 6/20/2014)

  • Perfect for our dogs! review by Dcrisos
    5 5 Perfect for our dogs!

    Good quality.

    (Posted on 6/13/2014)

  • easy installion looks great review by juve&rocke
    5 5 easy installion looks great

    wae very impressed with the door and there customer service. order online with out any problems.

    (Posted on 5/22/2014)

  • love it! review by Phyllis
    5 5 love it!

    This door was very easy to install, looks great and my cat loves it!

    (Posted on 4/24/2014)

  • Easy to Install, Great Product for the Price review by kshgw
    5 3 Easy to Install, Great Product for the Price

    I would say that this was very easy to install, as long as you don't mind some minor gaps and it can fit between the lock in your slider track, since it doesn't use the lock feature. It's not the most secure installation. A burglary could probably get the sliding bolt to pop out if he had enough time or just break out the door to squeeze in. However, it works well for everyday use. I wish the sizing was more uniform with other doggy doors. I had medium doors at my old house, so I ordered a medium without looking carefully at the opening size. The opening is not big enough for one of my dogs, who used to be able to fit through my old medium door. Otherwise, I'm very happy with the purchase and it was much cheaper than other doors.

    (Posted on 2/26/2014)

  • Excellent review by Marcia
    5 5 Excellent

    This door was a savior this winter. The puppies I have loved it and were very comfortable from the very beginning. It only took one time to get them to go thru the door with no problem.

    (Posted on 2/25/2014)

  • Just 2 Hands? Bull! review by Rev.Boyce
    5 1 Just 2 Hands? Bull!

    The black & orange "big box" store I went to had about 20 of these "Fast Fix" Sliding Glass Door Pet Doors in stock. EVERY ONE WAS A RETURNED DOOR FROM A PRIOR CUSTOMER!
    Why? Because nobody could figure out how to intall them. INCLUDING ME, a LICENSED CONTRACTOR FOR 40 YEARS!
    Of course that does not mean I know everything. I will also be returning this item.

    (Posted on 2/19/2014)

  • Great review by Old English Sheepdog
    5 5 Great

    100 lb Sheepdog, the Super Large works best. Although we were replacing another door, She did not like the smell, we left up with the old door in place for a month before she finally was able to use the new one. Now she loves it, it is quieter than the old flap.

    One recommendation is a wide strip(2") to work with slider, we have an older house that has settled and the opening is not correct as it should be. Some sort of accommodation would be great.

    (Posted on 2/9/2014)

  • Great pet door, easy to use. review by Lin
    5 5 Great pet door, easy to use.

    We bought the 96"+ medium flap door for when our friends and family bring their dogs. It takes on a few minutes to put in or take out....and stores easily in our garage. We're thrilled that we found it.

    (Posted on 2/6/2014)

  • Great Product review by Toy4v7
    5 4 Great Product

    The quality is great I would recommend this product.

    (Posted on 1/27/2014)

  • Not what I expected! Just a thin Pane. review by Rob
    5 1 Not what I expected! Just a thin Pane.

    This door is about one third of the width of the slot it is fitting into (standard slider slot). I had to buy several rolls of the rubber molding stuff that is sticky on one side. I added six layers to the sides, top, and bottom on the outer face of the door to fill the giant gap between the door and frame. It also does not attach to the slider door, or the door lock, or the latch on the frame side. It is simply just a thin pane of metal and glass that buts up against your door. You have to find ways to fill the gaps and cracks. Also allows anyone to easiyy brake in. The weather gap strip they sent fell off within a coupe days and didn't do much anyway. You have to stuff things in the gaps between the window pane openings on both sides to prevent air leakage. The pane of glass is also thin and accumulates a lot of condensation on colder days. It is not very warm. The flap just blows around with a slight breeze, and never hangs straight. Always cold air blowing right in.

    ed. note - There is no such thing as a 'standard' track dimension for sliding glass doors. Patio pet doors are traditionally built on the thin side so as to fit in any.

    (Posted on 1/19/2014)

  • Quality product and as easy to set up as the description says review by Abby's mom
    5 5 Quality product and as easy to set up as the description says

    What I love about this is the ease of set up and removal. We use just for vacations or long days out . It's a bit Narrow though for our dog and I wish the width expanded with the height. She makes it through and it's excellent quality

    (Posted on 11/3/2013)

  • Poor Customer Service - Do not pay for 2 day shipping review by John
    5 1 Poor Customer Service - Do not pay for 2 day shipping

    Needed the door in 5 days in order to take an overnight trip. Paid $42 for 2 day delivery by FedEx. Now, 6 days later still no door. Called customer service and they said the item left their warehouse within 2 days, that is 2 day shipping!!! I told them I no longer needed the door since it is late, what if I do not accept it when it finally arrives? She said, oh don't do that because FedEx will return the shipment using 2 day delivery and I will be charged $42 for shipping plus a return fee. Duhhhh - 2 day shipping is not what it use to mean

    ed note - Some items, including this one, are shipped direct from the manufacturer. In this case it did ship 2 day air but the mfr took two days to ship. We ask on the cart page that customers with specific delivery needs contact our customer service department which will expedite the shipment if possible or at least alert the customer to the time to expect the delivery.

    (Posted on 10/5/2013)

  • Schnauzer endorsed! review by sanity saver!
    5 5 Schnauzer endorsed!

    A pet door gives everyone peace of mind! The dogs seem to relish making their own decisions about when to go out in the backyard. And at night how nice to not have to get up and open a door! They figured it out immediately! No one with a cat or dog should hesitate adding this convenience to their routine.The door looks great, fits so tightly against the sliding panel that no one notices it. GREAT product!!!!

    (Posted on 8/21/2013)

  • medium flap pet door review by Lia
    5 2 medium flap pet door

    flap is too small, even when I measured dogs appropriately. Unless there is a fire and the dogs are super motivated to get out of the house they dont use it. Surprised there isnt a large as the sizing goes from medium to extra large, not good for a 35 lb dog, who is a little squeezed for the medium. Now it just sits there. Buy a size larger when in doubt anf dont use their measuring advise.

    ed. note - The Fast Fit 'XLarge', at 10 1/2" x 15", would be a 'large' by any reasonable standard.

    (Posted on 8/4/2013)

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE! review by Kristin McDonald
    5 5 LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    I have a home office (with a big sliding door) which I share with one of my employees. I also have 2 big labs who love that they can hang out with us... BUT, they drive us crazy by always wanting to in, out, in, out, in, out. It got to the point where I bought a pedometer to see how much I was walking per day just letting them out! I looked into doggie doors, but did not want a permanent hole in my wall. I founds some Patio Pet doors but they could not accommodate the XXXL size I needed for my dogs. The, I found this miracle. First, it's not permanent. Second, it came in a Super Large size, and third, it was super easy to install. This patio pet door has truly increased my productivity! It's a life saver... I love, love, love it. It works fantastic. My two big guys are not gentle on anything, and the door has withheld them racing in and out like bulls. Thank you, and YES. I highly recommend this product!

    (Posted on 7/24/2013)

  • Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door review by beagle lady
    5 5 Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Pet Door

    Love the Pet Door. I had special height restrictions due to "ahem" overly large but short beagles. The door is perfect for both my smaller beagles and the chubby ones. Will definitely buy from America's Finest Pet Doors again!!

    (Posted on 7/7/2013)

  • Second Patio Fast Fit Door and love both review by Sandie
    5 5 Second Patio Fast Fit Door and love both

    I lived in a townhouse with taller sliding doors. Bought the larger one for my 3 lb. pet bunny, Roger. It was so easy to put up and just perfect. Roger learned how to use it FAST but thought he was too good to use that door so a bit of a conflict with whose the boss in the house. Then I moved to another home and the doors were shorter so bought another door for Roger so we could argue over his using it, and it was just as easy to install. The customer support is outstanding. I have told many friends and acquaintances of this product and to order it only from this website. In a 5 star rating would give it 5 stars.

    (Posted on 6/14/2013)

  • Love it! review by Mike
    5 5 Love it!

    I customized my door to add 4" for my Great Dane. I am very happy with it so far!

    (Posted on 6/13/2013)

  • Good value but need engineering improvements review by Oz
    5 3 Good value but need engineering improvements

    I ordered the door after extensive serch. It arrived on a timely basis. It would have been better if the quality of workmanship was better. Rubber seals in a few areas were separated from the frame & glass. I had to fix them. It would not fit into the tracks per instructions. I needed to deviate from the instructions and had to install rubber seal to close the gaps. Because the glass is thin in Florida climate more power will be used for the A/C.

    (Posted on 5/27/2013)

  • great product review by clarence and louie
    5 5 great product

    ordered the tall, x-tra lg flap, door, my main coons love it,well constructed looks great and I AMMMMM picky I also purchaced 3/8in x1/2in weather stripping its 5 dollars a lowes stop looking[I DID THIS ALREADY] THIS IS IT DENISE , and yes you can install it easily I did.


    (Posted on 4/29/2013)

  • Ideal fast fit dog door review by Chief
    5 5 Ideal fast fit dog door

    My purchase was very sucessful. I was worried that the door might be to be as theere wasn't a medium door available. The door size was perfect and the door itself fit the frame nicely. Good purchase experience.

    (Posted on 4/27/2013)

  • not sure yet... review by Laura
    5 3 not sure yet...

    While the door was easy to install, Istill have a gap between the patio door and the pet door as the seal is not thick enough for the gap that is there

    (Posted on 4/13/2013)

  • Love this door. review by Sam
    5 5 Love this door.

    Great product. Wish we would have ordered the Patio Pet Door six months earlier. We had gotten two puppies and were having a hard time potty training them. They did not give us any signs when they wanted to go out. Since installing the patio door there has not been one accident. After the door was installed it took 2 minutes to train the dogs on how to use it. We ordered the extra large and my standard schnoodle (70 #) has no problem with the opening. If you have a dog you need to buy this product.

    (Posted on 4/6/2013)

  • Great product review by ohue
    5 4 Great product

    My son installed this door in just a few minutes. My one cat took to it instantly, unfortunately, my other cat is still afraid of it but we are working on her

    (Posted on 4/4/2013)

  • Excellent review by Big Dogs
    5 5 Excellent

    I didn't want to cut a hole in my wall, and a friend told me about Patio Pacific pet doors. Installed my pet door panel in about 2 minutes. My only concern was the flap size, it is smaller than my extra large pet door at my other house, after reading your customer reviews, one customer had Great Danes getting through the panel door!! My Saint Bernards clear it without a problem .... A great product, does exactly what it claims, I'd buy another one in a second, Happy customer for life

    (Posted on 3/28/2013)

  • Love This Door review by Moosie's Dad
    5 5 Love This Door

    This is perfect for us. Took exactly 5 minutes to install and now my two dogs can go in and out as they like. The house also stayed warm even when the evenings went down to the 30s. I wasn't sure it would be rugged enough, but my two 90lb labs haven't phased it even though the young one likes to run through it at full speed.

    (Posted on 3/9/2013)

  • Great Product! review by 3dogbob
    5 5 Great Product!

    This is my third one of these doors (different houses, different size dogs). It works great, easy to train my dogs. They learn in about an hour and my life is so much easier. Terrific product!!

    (Posted on 2/26/2013)

  • LOVE IT! review by Marie
    5 4 LOVE IT!

    This has been great fo my Multipoo who had troubles getting potty trained. The only down side is the is that the weather stripping doesn't stick very well. But even that's not the end of the world!

    (Posted on 2/25/2013)

  • Two thumbs up review by SalsaVerde
    5 4 Two thumbs up

    Only wish it was as easy to train my dog to go in and out as it was to install it!

    ed. note. patient 10 minute sessions is key. See our training tips at http://www.petdoors.com/pet-door-training.html.

    (Posted on 1/29/2013)

  • Darth (Malamute) Thanks you review by Darth's mom
    5 5 Darth (Malamute) Thanks you

    This door changed our entire house-hold. My dog is over 3' tall at the shoulder, and about 1' wide during summer. In Winter this dog gains his winter coat so we remain hopeful he will still fit through the door

    We ordered the XL door, and it's a bit tiny, but Darth thinks it's the grandest bestest thing EVER that the tiny townhouse back-yard now belongs to him entirely.

    I took a sausage, got him all exited, then threw the sausage through his new door into the backyard, lifted the bottom of the flap to show him go, and out he went. Then I held a sausage inside and in he came to get his sausage. That was that. He Loves the door, and we love the freedom it offers all of us while keeping the house toasty and warm

    Thank you PetDoors!
    Darth's mom

    (Posted on 11/7/2012)

  • Horrible review by Oreo
    5 1 Horrible

    Installation stinks, there's nothing easy about it. Help?

    (Posted on 6/14/2012)

  • Love this product review by Annie
    5 5 Love this product

    I am a 78 year old woman and I was able to install myself in about a half hour. Took "Benny" my cat about 2 minutes to figure how to go through the flap.

    (Posted on 5/2/2012)

  • Intall instructions suck review by me
    5 1 Intall instructions suck

    This might be an awesome product if you can figure out how to install. The installation instructions make no sense at all. How is it you don't have a how to video on your site? I am highly unsatisfied with this product.

    ed. note: We do have an installation video.

    (Posted on 4/29/2012)

Weight 2.0000
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, Mild or Utility
Sealing Value Low
Wind Resistance Low
House Locking Method Pin Lock
Frame Material Extruded Aluminum
Track Width Minimum 7/8"
Tools Required For Installation Yes for pin lock only
Insulation Value Low
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Single, One Part , Flexible, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In Dual Pane Glass Sliding Glass Door, Single Pane Glass Sliding Glass Door
Dual or Single Pane Single Pane 1/8" Thick
“Draft Stopper” Included to Seal Stationary & Sliding Panel Overlap Yes
Warranty Period 1 year
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

Quick Video on Installing the Fast Fit

1. Release automatic height adjustment by turning knobs located near top of panel counter-clockwise and pressing. Height adjustment panel should fully extend upward (pull up on panel if necessary).

2. Open sliding glass/screen door.

3. Insert Fast Fit with knobs facing inside. Place top edge into top track of sliding glass/screen door. Lift up and swing lower portion of panel onto ridge in sliding glass door (or screen door).

4. Slide Fast Fit against doorjamb and make sure that top is fully extended, not tilted to one side, and bottom of panel is on ridge in bottom track.

5. Hand-tighten knobs by turning clockwise to lock Fast Fit in place.

To permanently install the Fast Fit, you may screw through the aluminum fins that protrude on the existing frame of your door. Drill through the fins into the Fast Fit. Install two screws in the top and two in the side by the bottom of door. Do not put any screws into the frame by the glass of the Fast Fit as breakage may occur.

Optional permanent placement for fixed panel sliding door. Remove screws that hold fixed glass panel in place and slide over. Insert the Fast Fit panel between stationary panel and it's jamb and re-fasten fixed glass panel.

Installing Security Lock (Optional)

1. With sliding door in closed position, place lock in desired location with bolt in the retracted position, pointed toward the sliding glass door or stationary window rail. Leave approximately 1/8" clearance between bolt tip and aluminum rail (Figure 5).

2. Holding lock firmly in place, mark screw holes and center of bolt in rail of sliding door or stationary window.

3. Drill two 5/32" holes for mounting screws and a 3/8" hole for locking bolt. Caution: Do not drill into glass.

4. With sliding door in the closed position (with Fast Fit installed), mark position for second set of holes.

Repeat above instructions. Caution: Do not drill into glass.

In Depth Ideal 'Fast Fit' Installation


Q: Does the Ideal Fast Fit pet doors for sliding doors require tools for installation?

A: Yes, you will need a drill if you want to install the locking mechanism. The panel itself does not require any tools for easy installation and removal.

Q: What locking mechanism can I use for the Ideal Fast Fit?

A: This pet door comes with a locking cover that slides over the pet door to keep intruders from entering. It also comes with a pin lock you can install. Alternatively, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security.

Q: Can this be used with vinyl sliding glass doors?

A: Generally yes. The main difference between vinyl and aluminum sliding glass doors is the thickness of the track. As long as your track is at least ⅞” thick, this will fit your patio door. If you have a taller sliding glass door, we recommend that you either add shims or toenail the panel in.

Q: Can this be used with vinyl sliding glass doors?

A: Generally yes. The main difference between vinyl and aluminum sliding glass doors is the thickness of the track. As long as your track is at least ⅞” thick, this will fit your patio door. If you have a taller sliding glass door, we recommend that you either add shims or toenail the panel in for added stability. If you have concerns you can email customerservice@petdoors.com with some photos of your track and we can let you know.

Q: Does the Ideal Fast Fit pet doors for sliding doors require tools for installation?

A: The panel doesn't, it is meant to be fairly easy to install so you can take it out if you need. However you will need tools if you want to install the locking mechanism as it requires drilling holes into the frame of your slider. You can avoid this by locking your slider against the panel using a Charley Bar or dowel in the track.

Q: Will I still be able to use my sliding glass door lock after it is installed?

A: The Fast Fit panels will not be able to mate with an existing slider door lock. This door includes a pin lock or you can go with a dowel in the track or Charley Bar.

Q: Will I still be able to use my sliding glass door after it is installed?

A: When the pet door is installed, you will lose some space to walk through. To make sure that you have enough room, we recommend that you check the Overall Width of the size that you want, especially when purchasing this panel for larger pets.

Q: How do I know what size I should get for my pet?

A: We recommend that you measure your pet using the methods described in this video.

Q: Will this work for large and small pets sharing?

A: Yes. The flaps are light enough for small pets to push. We recommend a custom lower step-over height to make it easier for the shorter pet to use. The flap should also be large enough for the tallest pet to use without bending down.

Q: How does this door hold up in the winter?

A: The flap will likely blow open with mild wind since this is a more economical doggy door. When more extreme weather occurs, we recommend that you place your locking cover over the pet door or remove the panel.

Q: Can I use a different, more wind resistant flap with this?

A: Unfortunately flaps are not interchangeable between pet doors. In order to get a more wind resistant flap, you would need to change out the entire unit.

Q: Does the Ideal Fast Fit Panel have an adjustablestep-over?

A: No, the Fast Fit does not have an adjustable step over. However, you can get a custom step-over. Keep in mind that the custom step over cannot be adjusted once built, and it does make the item non-returnable.

Q: Does the Ideal Fast Fit Panel door include aDraft Stopper?

A: Yes, this door does come with a black draft stopper.

Q: What is the frame thickness of the Ideal Fast Fit Dog Door?

A: The frame thickness is 7/8".

Q: Does the Fast Fit come with a cat door option?

A: A cat could use this door, but there is an option that has acat door installed as well.

Q: Can I purchase the flap and frame together for my Ideal Fast Fit panel?

A: Yes, the Ideal Fast Fit Flap and Frame Assembly are available for purchase. Please make sure you are ordering the correct logo for your specific panel. If you no longer have the original flap, you can figure out what logo you have a couple of other ways. You can measure the entire width of the panel, as these measurements changed when the manufacturing location did. Another option is to unscrew the frame from the patio panel, if it's one piece that screws directly into the sides of the aluminum frame, it's an old style rectangular logo. If the frame is two pieces that screw into each other (not the metal panel directly) than it’s a new style round logo. If you still have the original flap (plastic frame), you may be able to figure out which flap and frame you need by looking at this page.

Q: What if I am at the top of the adjustment range?

A: Ideal does offer a height extension, but you can also make up for slight height issue by sliding a piece of wood in the top channel that is cut to size.

Q: What if I am at the bottom of the adjustment range?

A: You can actually trim up to 3/4" off the spring load at the top. It is 1/8" in thickness, this is done with a jigsaw using a metal cutting blade.

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