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Old 11-09-2012, 12:24 PM
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A buddy of mine asked me to fabricate two 1/4 stainless doggy doors after his dogs destroyed all the trim on the wooden ones he'd built himself.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:59 PM
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The craftsmenship looks nice. I am confused as to the scope of the project perhaps. When i hear doggy doors, i think of one that can swing both ways. I dont see this working from the pictures, but I may be wrong.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:49 PM
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If his dog is anything like mine it is always on the wrong side of the door! It would have to work both ways.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:38 PM
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Boy is your friend's dog smart! My dumb mutt would never learn to operate that latch!

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I had forgotten how much time & money I've invested in pet doors over the years because my dogs kept tearing them up.
When the Johnson rubber doors with the U-shaped outer seal was all I could buy locally, it was about $100 a year with at least 6 months of the damned things not shutting properly and with my spending no telling how much time putting them back together.

All this made me realize that Wilson has not torn up the new door I installed for him when I got him.
YAY, Wilson! 18 months of keeping the door intact.
That is a personal best.
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After studying this setup a little, I think I have it figured out. The latch is on the inside of the door so..........All the dog has to do is unlatch it and raise the door to go out. When he comes back to get back into the house the latch is still undone, so he can push it open with his head and then fasten the latch. The only problem I see is if the dog has opened the latch and door to go out, but has not returned to the inside of the house and............................................... .....someone notices that the latch is not latched back and thinks to themselves, "that lazy dog didn't latch the door again" and then latches it.............................when the dog runs and hits it with his head, not knowing that someone latched it back and thinks it is still unlatched like he left it----------------whoo, that even hurts my head thinking about it!!
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I had forgotten how much time & money I've invested in pet doors over the years because my dogs kept tearing them up.
When the Johnson rubber doors with the U-shaped outer seal was all I could buy locally, it was about $100 a year with at least 6 months of the damned things not shutting properly and with my spending no telling how much time putting them back together.

All this made me realize that Wilson has not torn up the new door I installed for him when I got him.
YAY, Wilson! 18 months of keeping the door intact.
That is a personal best.

I think the trick to doggy doors is what you put through them . I installed the doggy door on the back shop door at least 4 or 5 years ago . The only thing that goes through it are the shop Cats and the occasional Baby Opassum and whatever dead small critter the cats drag in . I have yet to have a dog go through the " doggy door " .


Cutter I always knowed Wilson was a smart boy .



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Thats is a great looking door, and should out live the house,

This thread reminds me of that TV commercial ( I think the add is for eye wear ?) where the lady who does not have her glasses on, and lets a raccoon in her house at the end of the night, thinking its her cat...

We used to have a doggy door, but the violent weather around here caused me to retire it. It was one of the double flexible plastic models (2 pieces of plastic swinging both ways with magnets). I had it coming into he kitchen. You'd be surprised how much rain or snow with a good driving wind can get through something like 17"x20". Dont remember the dims, but we had a malamute going through it. It was the large size.

When I knew bad weather was coming, Id close it with the provided steel slide in panel.

Worst part of the door, the damn cats used it, and would bring whatever they caught, into the house to dine on it. Stinky brought in a live rabbit and released it our bead room in the middle of the AM. In all the chaos that followed, it took my half terrier / half shepherd about a minute to round up the rabbit, for she is lighting quick catching small prey. Had to keep my bed room door closed after that one.
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Thats is a great looking door, and should out live the house,

This thread reminds me of that TV commercial ( I think the add is for eye wear ?) where the lady who does not have her glasses on, and lets a raccoon in her house at the end of the night, thinking its her cat...

Haven't seen it but I like it
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys! To clear up the confusion...these doors are doors for a little building that my friend had built. These doors are to lock them inside in the evenings and to open them up and allow them access to the dog run during the day.
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