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Screen Doors

mummummum
March 21st, 2011, 11:41 AM
Anyone know whether there a slider screen door with a built in dog flap or am I looking forward to a DIY?

Chris21711
March 21st, 2011, 12:04 PM
I think you're looking at a DIY.....let us know how it goes :o

mummummum
March 21st, 2011, 12:19 PM
Yeah...thought as much. Well, at least it's in the spirit of The Hovel ~ a UNESCO World Heritage of Condemnable Buildings site. :D

So, here's what I'm thinking... I'll slice through the screen. I'll duct tape lead weights around all three edges to keep the screen from curling. Then I'll over tape those edges to create a larger flap to deter the 'skeeters.

Whaddya think? :shrug:

Chris21711
March 21st, 2011, 12:34 PM
I guess that's doable.

How about you cut out the piece of screen entirely.

Buy some new screen and cut out a piece bigger than the hole.....screen made from metal is heavier.

Sew the bigger piece over the hole already cut....duct tape all edges and maybe voila!

Whaddya think :cool:

Chris21711
March 21st, 2011, 12:36 PM
Better idea....I think :rolleyes:

Don't cut the screen out entirely....leave in place with 3 sides cut and place the bigger new piece of screen on the outside :clown:

mummummum
March 21st, 2011, 12:48 PM
Even better! :lightbulb:

Chris21711
March 21st, 2011, 12:51 PM
Pictures will be in order when the project is finished :D

dustybird
March 21st, 2011, 12:52 PM
Is this for a patio sliding screen door?

http://www.petaccesssolutions.com/patio-pet-doors/

cell
March 21st, 2011, 12:59 PM
You should call a local glass/screen door repair shop. My dad has had a installed pet flap in the screen door for many years. The company installs a frame (like a window screen) around the hole they cut, then install a smaller window screen that wags within this hole. You can even get pet-tough coated screen to prevent pet claw holes.

mummummum
March 21st, 2011, 01:01 PM
Thanks for the lnk Dustybird (no prices tho:rolleyes:) and the suggestion Cell ~ I'll look into both.

hazelrunpack
March 21st, 2011, 02:26 PM
The problem with attaching a piece of screen slightly larger than the hole is that it'll make your doggie-door one-way. It won't open the other way. :shrug:

Is the doggie-door for the screened door or a window door? Would a screen even be strong enough to support a doggie-door?

For sure we need after pics when you finish, however you decide to do it! And considering how long it's been since you've posted pictures, I think we need a few pics of the doggie-door in use, too! :D :thumbs up

mummummum
March 21st, 2011, 03:20 PM
The problem with attaching a piece of screen slightly larger than the hole is that it'll make your doggie-door one-way. It won't open the other way. :shrug:

:laughing::thumbs up smacks head!

Is the doggie-door for the screened door or a window door? Would a screen even be strong enough to support a doggie-door?

I suppose it's all in how the screen is attached to the frame. I def. think this is a DYI.

For sure we need after pics when you finish, however you decide to do it! And considering how long it's been since you've posted pictures, I think we need a few pics of the doggie-door in use, too! :D :thumbs up

Oy..:rolleyes: Always with the pics that one...

TeriM
March 21st, 2011, 04:41 PM
My parents did there screen door by placing a bar 3/4 of the way down and securing the the screen (use the same material as the outer part of the screen). The area from there to the bottom of the screen was just left to hang loosely. The dogs just go in and out under the bar. The odd bug gets in but it works pretty well :thumbs up.

Wanted to do that here but don't want the kitties to be able to get out without supervision.

SamIam
March 21st, 2011, 04:50 PM
Anyone know whether there a slider screen door with a built in dog flap or am I looking forward to a DIY?

If you find the non-slider door you want, you should be able to get it custom-ordered as a slider, no?

mummummum
March 21st, 2011, 05:16 PM
My parents did there screen door by placing a bar 3/4 of the way down and securing the the screen (use the same material as the outer part of the screen). The area from there to the bottom of the screen was just left to hang loosely. The dogs just go in and out under the bar. The odd bug gets in but it works pretty well :thumbs up.

I'm seeing it. That could work. And I could still tidy up the raw edges and weight them as long as the inner door screen isn't too large to pass in and out of the main screen door.

Ooooooo...and it's $$$ friendly :thumbs up <which The Mistress of The Hovel looooooooooves>