Dragon Window Pet Door - Installation Instructions
LOCKING YOUR WINDOW
Since you likely can no longer use your window’s original lock, we have provided you with an alternative locking method to keep your home secure.
Installing the track clamp:
This clamp has a thumbscrew that tightens by hand to prevent the sliding window pane from moving beyond the clamp’s placement. For windows manufactured with the slider on the inside track, the lock can usually be installed on the raised track.
If you aren’t able to use the lock that comes with the panel:
A great alternative to locking your window is a charley bar or dowel in the track. Both work off the same concept - they block the slider from opening. When engaged you cannot pull the sliding pane away from the pet door panel. If there is 15” or more of space for the sliding pane to move, a Charley bar will work. If there’s less, a dowel is necessary.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if my panel is slightly too tall?
You can trim up to 3/4” off the spring- loaded adjustment piece at the top. This can be done by removing the adjustment pieces with a #2 Phillips head screwdriver and cutting down the flanges. Be careful not to cut too low or you will not be able to put the top back on.
The dark area marks where you can trim:
What if my panel is slightly too short?
We offer height extensions that will add 3/4” to the top of the panel that you slide into the channel at the top. These are made from the same aluminum as the panel so you can match the color.
You can also make your own extension out of nominal 1” wood (which is 3/4” thick), such as a 1x3, if you need more than %" in height. Cut it to the same width as the panel and slide it into the channel at the top. Paint the wood to match your frame color. If the extension makes the panel feel unstable, you can secure it with screws.
What if the panel is wobbling slightly back and forth?
If your track is wider than 1” you can use small wooden shims or extra weather-stripping to fill in the gap inside the top and bottom tracks. By placing the material inside the tracks you won't be able to see it, but it will stabilize the panel.
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