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15 years 11 months ago #12935 by rob
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has anyone had a cat flap installed lately, in the franklin area.
looking at the cost.

Rob

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15 years 11 months ago #199784 by Llew
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Is it one of those for a glass pane? Or a wood panel.

If wood, I did it myself for free, about 5 years ago. Used a swiss army knife saw blade, it worked well.

If glass, it cost something in the region of $35 to get a guy round to cut a nice circle in a glass pane. That was a couple of years ago. And in Wellington.

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15 years 11 months ago #199787 by rob
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its for glass

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15 years 11 months ago #199788 by The Kats Place
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Mine cost about $95 and they supplied the cat flap about 3 years ago in waikato

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15 years 11 months ago #199789 by Llew
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Then I agree - get someone who knows what they're doing :) - I stumbled across some guy (notice at the local pet shop) who specialises in installing cat doors.

But failing finding someone like that in Franklin, call a glazier & ask how much to cut a small cat size circle. The call out fee will be the most expensive bit I reckon.

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15 years 11 months ago #199790 by Llew
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Mine cost about $95 and they supplied the cat flap


Oh yeah - my $35 didn't include the actual cat flap - I already had that.

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15 years 11 months ago #199797 by Birman Babe
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Most glaziers instal them & supply the flap as well ...

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15 years 11 months ago #199805 by Gracelands
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I used Tuakau Glass around 3 years ago. Cost around $90 if I recall correctly. Works well.

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15 years 11 months ago #199808 by jen
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Check out the size of the cat flap though..

I had one installed once.. only to find that my bigger cat had to pull with all his might to get his hips through!! It was one of the funniest things I'd ever seen actually.. and I confess I grabbed the cat and called my partner and made the cat go through again so he could see! From inside, the cat had to step out and down a bit to get out. he reached down ok but didn't have enough room at the flap opening to lift his leg through .. so both his back feet were in the air still inside.. and he had to wiggle until he fell out the other side!! hee hee!!!

This was for a wooden door mind you and i THINK the glass ones tend to come in a slightly more generous size...but check what the opening of the flap would be nonetheless before you pay someone to fit it :)

You'd hate to have to do it twice!

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15 years 11 months ago #199870 by Ronney
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And keep in mind that the glazier will usually take no responsibility if the glass breaks during the cutting process.

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Ronnie

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15 years 11 months ago #199875 by Birman Babe
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Yes, you can get larger flaps as they are manufacturered to suit toy dogs as well...

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15 years 11 months ago #199880 by witheze
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And select a flap that has a Strong locking device. My cats pounded mine broken in no time!

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15 years 11 months ago #199891 by beedee
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Remember not to put it within arms reach of the door knob.. my daughter had her house broken into by the burglars, reaching through and up to the door knob so easy access. for those cultures with long thin arms... that do horticulture work around the neighbourhoods .
They then replaced it with thickened glass for the door and a dead bolt. but put the cat flap on a window wall area.. so truly was safe.
that also meant he could[the cat, not burglar] run out the house when visitors came and didnt have to exit a door

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