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#61183 11-May-2010 16:02
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Anyone know if that is doable without too much expense?

Otherwise I will have to put the door in an old window and put a shelf outside for them to get up there which is a lot more work.




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  #328996 11-May-2010 16:22
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You can put them through the wall like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhreJRfNbqk

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  #329002 11-May-2010 16:39
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We got a dog door put into special glass, cant remember what it was called so it would be stronger than regular glass, it costed around $150 to be specially made, it was a smallish piece of glass though




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  #329164 11-May-2010 22:15
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Hmm, this one is the size of a normal door but slightly narrower so not looking too hopeful on that front. I was kinda hoping that there was a spacer or something to let it happen, but then realized that there is the gas in there which would leak out in that case.

Oh well, will chuck one in the window and put a shelf outside for the cats then.




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  #329174 11-May-2010 22:42
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If it is just a simple cat door you shouldn't need any special glass, a cat wouldnt use enough force to damage the door, you would just need to get it cut for the door to fit in, I wouldn't imagine it would be that costly




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  #329192 12-May-2010 00:32
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The glass is double glazed with argon or something in the gap - so that it doesnt lose heat like crazy with all the glass in the room. there is 2 layers of glass with a gap between them so a normal cheap catdoor wont do.

There may be a thru wall solution that will work since part of the bay window is only 2 inches thick for the wall so a normal wooden door mount one will make it thru.




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  #329232 12-May-2010 10:09
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To put it in double glazing it would have to be factory fitted.  The 2 glass sheets are sealed around the edge to stop any gas escaping or if it is a vacum to stop air getting in.  Also the seals need to be protected from uv rays so a cat door in the middle would allow the uv's to rot the seal around it, eventually causing a leak.

We have ours in the wall but it was easy for us as we were relining the walls so they were stripped back to studs.  It can be done on lined walls but there would be some work in tidying up the gib/paint afterwards.

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  #329299 12-May-2010 12:15
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richms: Hmm, this one is the size of a normal door but slightly narrower so not looking too hopeful on that front. I was kinda hoping that there was a spacer or something to let it happen, but then realized that there is the gas in there which would leak out in that case.

Oh well, will chuck one in the window and put a shelf outside for the cats then.


We have a chair outside the window for the cat to jump up on to come inside ... saves on having to put up a shelf.

 
 
 
 




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  #329312 12-May-2010 12:31
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The window is over a roof so it would look pretty weird to have a chair up there ;)

Thought it would be the case with putting one in the french doors. Oh well. will swap one of the window panels out for some ply and put the door in that.




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#329317 12-May-2010 12:37
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richms: The window is over a roof so it would look pretty weird to have a chair up there ;)


Jingos - I didn't even think about that ... the thought sure made me laugh though!  



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  #329331 12-May-2010 13:04
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The door has to let the flatmates cats in and out without them having to go thru my cats territory which they hate doing. the roof is something they have claimed so it should work out ok.




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#329392 12-May-2010 14:58
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richms: The door has to let the flatmates cats in and out without them having to go thru my cats territory which they hate doing. the roof is something they have claimed so it should work out ok.


Maybe a change of career? You could become the Dr Phil of the feline world.

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  #330524 15-May-2010 22:15
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When I did it I had the double-glazed pane removed and a single pane installed with a standard cat-door. Much more reliable long-term and the window was small enough that I wasn't worried about heat loss. Also had a curtain in front.

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