Each cat flap installation in wooden door or uPVC door will be slightly different, as they differ between brands and products. There are, however, similarities between them all though. First, the microchip pet door should be set up for all your pets. This can be done after installation, but is best done beforehand. See here for how to set up for your microchip cat flap.
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Put simply, a hole has to be made in your wall, door or window and then the microchip pet flap can be fixed around it. For step by step instructions on cat flap installation in wooden door, see below.
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uPVC and wooden doors
Measure the height of your pet’s stomach off the floor. Mark the height of your pet’s stomach on your door. This will be where you will place the bottom of the inside of the pet door, so your pet can walk through the pet door comfortably. If you have more than one pet that will be using the microchip pet flap, make sure that the smallest measurement from your pets’ stomachs to the floor is used. Make this mark where you want the centre of the microchip pet door to be, horizontally. Also mark this on the inside frame of the cat flap.
Using this mark on the door as the centre of the inside bottom face of the pet flap, fix the cat flap frame to the door with tape or Blu Tac. Then draw the inside line of the cat flap frame on the door. The idea is to match up the centre mark on the door with the centre mark on the cat flap frame. It would help to use a spirit level to check whether the microchip cat door is to be level. Mark where the drill holes for the microchip cat flap frame are to go.
Making a hole in a wooden door for a cat flap
With a large drill bit, make holes in the corner of the outline. These holes need to be large enough to fit a jigsaw drill into. It is recommended to drill from both sides to avoid splintering. Take care to make sure that the holes will line up. To do this make sure that you have outlines drawn on both sides of the door that line up.
Then cut the outline out with the jigsaw drill carefully. Drill the holes for the microchip cat flap screws. The size of the holes will depend on which microchip cat flap you buy. Screw the microchip pet flap into place and make sure that the frame with the buttons is on the inside. Use a hand screw driver as opposed to a power screw driver to prevent over tightening the screws.
Your microchip cat flap should now be completely installed, but that will depend on which microchip pet flap you have.
Have a look at this great Sureflap video for a microchip cat flap installation in a door.
Cat flap installation in wooden door
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