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Ruff-Weather Pet Door - Medium

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Description

The Ideal Pet Products Designer Series Ruff-Weather Pet Door is Designed for standard door or wall installation. It's sturdy frame and double flap design withstands all types of weather condition. The double vinyl flap creates a 3-inch air pocket that provides heavy duty insulation and keeps out drafts to maximize energy efficiency in your home. The heavy-duty grey plastic frame can handle the toughest daily use, plus it's easy to install and includes a die cut template with easy to follow instructions and all hardware.

  • Structural foam light grey plastic frame that adapts to doors ranging from 3/4" to 1-3/4" in thickness
  • Double, flexible tinted vinyl flaps create a 3 inch air pocket for maximum insulation and energy efficiency
  • Optional Designer Series Ruff Weather Pet Door Wall Kit is designed for installation in walls from 4-3/4" to 7-1/4" thickness, sold separately

Useful Information

Download Ruff Weather Instructions For Door Installation

Pet Door Style/Size Pet Door Model # Thickness Range of Door or Wall (w/optional Wall Kit, purchased separately) Pet Door Flap Size Pet Door Cutout Size Recommended Weight Range of Pet
Small DSRWS 3/4" to 1-3/4" Door - 4-3/4" to 7-1/4" Wall 5" x 9-1/4" 6-1/2" x 11-1/4" 2 to 12 Lbs.
Medium DSRWM 3/4" to 1-3/4" Door - 4-3/4" to 7-1/4" Wall 7-1/4" x 13" 8-3/8" x 15" 13 to 35 Lbs.
Extra Large DSRWXL 3/4" to 1-3/4" Door - 4-3/4" to 7-1/4" Wall 9-3/4" x 17" 11-1/8" x 19-1/4" 36 to 90 Lbs.
Super Large DSRWSL 3/4" to 1-3/4" Door - 4-3/4" to 7-1/4" Wall 15" x 23-1/2" 16-1/4" x 25-3/4" 91 to 120 Lbs.

To determine the correct size door simply measure the width and height of your pet:

  • Measure the widest point of your pets shoulder to obtain the width measurement.
  • Measure from the top of your pets back (just behind his head) to the bottom of chest to obtain the height measurement.

    Tools Required for Installation

  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Hammer and Awl (or Nail)
  • Drill with 1/2" and 3/8" Drill Bits
  • Sabre Saw
  • Electric Screwdriver with Phillips Bit
  • Safety Goggles

Ruff Weather Instructions For Door Installation

  • Template Placement - Measure your pet from floor to shoulder and add 2". Next transfer this measurement to door and use a level to mark a straight edge at this measurement. Center the template in middle of door and align top edge of template cutout to the straight edge mark. Tape the template in place. IMPORTANT!!! Under No Circumstances Should The Bottom Edge Of The Template Cutout Be Less Than 4" From The Bottom Edge Of Your Door.
  • Outline Pet Door Opening - Use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of template onto door. Mark the four, 1/2" diameter outer door screw holes and center points. Next, mark the four, 3/8" diameter inside edge cutout starter hole center points.
  • Drilling Holes - Remove template and drill the four, 3/8" diameter inside edge cutout starter holes and the four, 1/2" diameter outer door screw holes.
  • Cutting The Opening - Using a sabre saw, begin with one of the inside edge cutout starter holes and carefully cut along the inside edge pencil line all the way around. Remove cutout section when completed.
  • Assembly and Adjustments (see Diagram) - Insert "Outer Frame" (A) into opening from exterior side (frame must be flush with door surface). Place "Inner Frame" (B) into opening from inside door and hold in place. Install screws (C) and tighten until snug. Do Not Over Tighten.
  • Locking Your Pet Door - Slide self-locking cover (D) into guide channel.

Ruff Weather Instructions For Wall Cut-Out

Allows the Ruff Weather Door to be installed in Walls from 4-3/4" tp 7-1/4" thickness, when using the Optional Wall Installation Kit (Purchased Separately)

IMPORTANT!!! Whenever Drilling And Cutting Through Walls, Extreme Caution Should Always Be Taken To Avoid Gas, Electric & Plumbing Lines.

    Tools Required for Installation

  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Hammer And Awl (or Nail
  • Electric Drill with Integrated Top Level 1/2" Regular Drill Bit
  • 3/8" and 1/2" Masonry Drill Bit
  • 1/4" x 12" Long Masonry Drill Bit
  • Sabre Saw
  • Drywall Blade and Masonry Blade
  • Electric Screwdriver with Phillips Bit
  • Safety Goggles
  • Template Placement - Measure your pet from floor to shoulder and add 2". Next, transfer this measurement to the interior wall and use a level to mark a straight edge at this measurement. Align top edge of template cutout to the straight edge mark. Tape the template in place.
  • Outline Pet Door Opening - Use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of template onto the interior wall.
  • Mark Holes - Mark the four, 1/2" diameter outer door screw holes and center points. Mark the four, 3/8" diameter inside edge cutout starter hole center points, at all four corners of template. Mark the LEFT SIDE and RIGHT SIDE, 1/4" diameter template target holes and center points.
  • Drilling Holes - Carefully remove template. Line up drill bit to center points and drill the four, 1/2" diameter outer screw holes. Next, line up drill bit to center points and drill the four, 3/8" diameter inside edge cut-out starter holes through the interior wall only. Line up drill bit to center points and drill the LEFT SIDE and RIGHT SIDE, 1/4" diameter template target holes using the 1/4" diameter Long Masonry Drill Bit, Completely Through The Outside Wall. IMPORTANT!!! When Drilling The LEFT SIDE And RIGHT SIDE 1/4" Template Target Holes Through The Outside Wall, The Drill And Drill Bit Must Be Level And Straight During The Entire Drilling Operation To Ensure Correct Alignment.
  • Cutting The Inside Wall Opening - Using a sabre saw with the drywall blade, begin with one of the inside edge cutout starter holes and carefully cut along the inside edge pencil line all the way around. Remove inside cutout section and wall insulation when completed.
  • Align The Template And Mark Holes For Drilling - Insert one of the 1/4" x 9-1/2" screws (included with your wall kit) through the LEFT SIDE and one of the 1/4" x 9-1/2" screws (included with your Wall Kit) through the RIGHT SIDE, 1/4" diameter side template target holes, making sure they protrude no more than 2" through the outside wall holes. Place template on the outside wall and align the 1/4" diameter target holes in template with protruding screws. Tape template in place at all four corners. Also tape above and below the LEFT SIDE and RIGHT SIDE, 1/4" diameter target holes. Use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of template onto outside wall. Mark the four, 1/2" diameter outer door screw holes and center points. Mark the four, 3/8" diameter inside edge cutout starter hole center points, at all four corners of template.
  • Drilling Holes And Cutting The Outside Wall Opening - Leave template taped in place. Completely remove the 1/4" x 9-1/2" screws from the wall, IMPORTANT!!! Do Not Discard Screws. Place Aside To Complete Wall Installation. Line up drill bit to center points and drill the four, 1/2" diameter outer screw holes using the 1/2" diameter Masonry Drill Bit. Next, line up drill bit to center points and drill the four, inside edge cut-out starter holes using the 3/8" diameter Masonry Drill Bit. Remove template. Using the sabre saw with the masonry blade, begin with one of the inside edge cutout starter holes and carefully cut along the inside edge pencil line all the way around. Remove outside cutout section when completed.

Complete the wall installation by following the Ruff Weather Wall Kit Installation Instructions printed on the Ruff Weather Wall Kit Box (Purchased Separately).

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