Installing a pet door through a wall is easier if you have the correct tools. Our Basic Install Kit for Walls provides the basic items most commonly used for this type of installation. We assembled these kits to not only assist the pet door installer, but
also in order that the tools may be useful for other home projects.
Basic Install Kit for Walls includes:
1-Combination Stud Finder and level
12 ft. Power Lock Tape Measure
1-Calibrated Speed Square
7-Piece Set of 12" drill bits (From 1/8" to 1/2" diameter)
4 Ft.- Backer Rod
2.7 Fl Oz. of Superflex Silicone Adhesive
1-Snap-Off Blade All Purpose Utility Knife
Use of Tools:
Combination Stud Finder and Level - This
tool will allow you to locate the studs in your wall. You will want to
move the Stud Finder is a sweeping motion left to right several times
to locate and verify your stud. The Stud Finder is magnet and will
pick up the nails used to attach the drywall or interior fascia of your
home to the studs. If you have trouble locating the stud...repeat the
sweeping motion and different heights. The built is level can be used
during multiple steps of the pet door install to ensure you have level
even markings etc.
12 ft. Power Lock Tape measure
- Installation tool necessity, measure accurately not only your cut but
also height of pet for proper placement height of your pet door.
Calibrated Speed Square
- Our Speed Square allows you to make sure that your rough cut is
square. Simply place the square in the corners and make sure that both
sides of the square are touching the opening, to be sure you have made
an accurate cut line or cut. Speed Squares can also be used to draw
accurate level lines.
7-Piece Set of 12" Drill Bits
- After marking your wall where the cut will be; use the 1/2" diameter
12" drill bit to drill a hole in each of the 4 corners of your cut out
markings. By using a 12" bit, you can drill completely through the
wall so that you will have guide holes on the exterior side of your
wall. You can then simply connect the holes by using a jigsaw to form
your rough cut. The extra bits we included for any future home
projects you might encounter.
that there is no electrical wiring or water piping in the area you are
installing any pet door. If unsure, we suggest contacting a certified
installer or contractor for assistance.
Utility Knife - The utility knife can be used to trim and rough edges or to score a cut through the sheet rock. Handy tool to have.
- For situations where you have gap between the exterior frame of the
pet door and the door itself.
The Backer Rod is soft and pliable, allowing your to tear of pieces to
fill any gaps, which can then be sealed with the included Silicone
2.7 oz. Superflex Silicone Adhesive
- Silicone is commonly used to seal around the exterior sides of the
pet door frame to create a water tight barrier. Apply the caulk around
the perimeter of your door frame and smooth out with your finger for
nice finished look.
Important Note: Install Kits are NON-Refundable!