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Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls

Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls
Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls

Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls

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Arizona Beige
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  • Perfect Custom Fit: Customizable width and height for seamless integration into any wall
  • Durable Aluminum Frame: Sturdy design in 4 color options to complement your home decor
  • Insulation Options: Choose between single or double flap options for tailored energy efficiency
  • Easy Installation: Aluminum tunnel effortlessly trims to fit walls 2"-10" or 2"-16" thick
  • Flexible Vinyl Flaps: Clear flaps provide pet-friendly access, complete with a matching locking cover
  • We'll need more information to complete your order.  In your Order Confirmation email there is an Orange button with "Finish Your Order".  Click on it to enter to answer questions to finish your order. Thank you!
  • NOTE:  Built-to-order, your order may take 8-10 business days to ship; tracking number emailed when shipped

Product Details


The Hale Custom Dimension Dog Doors for Walls is the ultimate solution for a perfectly fitting, energy-efficient pet door tailored to your needs. Designed with customizable width and height, this pet door seamlessly integrates into your wall space, whether you're replacing an existing dog door or installing one in a limited area.

Constructed from a durable aluminum frame, this dog door is built to last and comes in four stylish color options: White, Arizona Beige, Bronze, or Brushed Aluminum. Cater to your insulation needs by choosing between a single flap for temperate climates or a double flap for more severe weather conditions. The flexible vinyl flaps allow easy pet access while the included magnets and weather stripping ensure a secure seal, preventing drafts.

Installation is a breeze with the easy-to-trim aluminum tunnel, designed to fit walls ranging from 2" to 10" thick, with a 2" to 16" option available for thicker walls. For added security when not in use, the pet door comes with a matching, top-loading locking cover.

An optional rain cap that hooks to the top edge of the outside frame and helps protect against water intrusion can be purchased separately (if choosing secondary exterior security cover and rain cap, you must choose a side-loading security cover).

Even in extreme weather conditions, such as direct blizzard winds, the pet door withstands the elements without allowing cold air or snow inside. Investing in this high-quality pet door is well worth it as it provides peace of mind and long-lasting satisfaction.

Need a pet door for cats? Check out the Hale Cat Doors for Walls.

Features:

  • Custom Dimensions: Ideal for replacing existing dog doors or installing in limited wall spaces
  • Insulation Choices: Single flap for moderate climates, dual flap for severe weather conditions
  • Color Variety: Aluminum frame available in White, Arizona Beige, Bronze, or Brushed Aluminum; Custom option of mixing and matching the interior frame color is available for an additional cost.
  • Adaptable Tunnel: Customizable aluminum tunnel accommodates various wall thicknesses
  • Enhanced Security: Includes a top-loading, color-coordinated locking cover for added protection;  Customize the door by adding a side-loading locking cover if the default top-loading cover doesn't work for you.

Ordering Instructions:

  • Remember that the width you specify is the rough cut and not the flap dimension. You will lose 2 1/16" in width and 1 3/8" in height due to the pet door framing. Make sure there is enough room left for your pet. We want to ensure that your pet will feel comfortable using the pet door, so we recommend measuring your pet prior to ordering.  

  • If you need to fill an existing hole/replace a wall pet door, measure the height and width in 3 locations: near the top, middle, and bottom. Choose the narrowest of both height and width for your dimensions. Do not add an extra width or height when specifying the dimensions.  Please note:  Maximum Rough Cutout in one direction cannot exceed 23 3/8".

  • Once you have the height and width measurements, multiply them together to get the total square inches. For example, if you have measured 10" x 12", the result is 120 inches. Using this number, select the square inch range in the drop-down menu. Please note that the square inch ranges are only used for pricing purposes. The pet door is built to your exact dimensions and is not adjustable. Make sure that the height and width dimensions, when multiplied, result in a number of square inches within the range that you specified in the drop-down menu.
  • Choose whether you would like a single or double flap.
  • Choose between White, Arizona Beige, Bronze, or Brushed Aluminum for your frame color.
  • Provide the rough cut width and height in the drop-down menu. Please note that the minimum rough-cut dimension is 7" x 7".
  • The locking cover slides down from the top of the pet door and secures with a steel deadbolt. If there is an obstruction that would prevent the cover from functioning properly, you can add a side-load option.
  • If your wall thickness exceeds 10", you'll need the 16" tunnel option. This option adds 10% to the cost of the pet door. Note that there is no accommodation for walls thicker than 16".

Size Chart

Square Inch Range (width x height)
0-64
65-88
89-136
137-170
171-210
211-252
253-304
305-345
346-367
368-522

 

Options

After you make the basic pet door choices--flap size, single vs double flap and frame color--you will have  an opportunity to make other product selections. These include:

  • Locking Cover Color Choice
  • Locking Cover Load Direction (to accommodate obstructions)
  • Extended Tunnel Length (for thicker walls)
  • Separate Inside Frame Color Choice

 

Not sure if your custom flap size will work for your pet? Here is a measurement guide to help you out. Please consider that the Flap Width will be 2 1/16" narrower than the Rough Cut-Out Width and Flap Height will be 1" shorter than the Rough Cut-Out Height.

After you make the basic pet door choices--flap size, single vs double flap and frame color--you will have an opportunity to make other product selections. These are custom and can be made through the following pages: 

Locking Cover Load Direction (to accommodate obstructions)

Separate Inside Frame Color Choice (to match the inside of your home)

Additional Information

Frame Material

Extruded Aluminum

Flap Material

Vinyl

Flap Colors

Clear

Flap Thickness

1/8

Warranty Period

5 years limited

Return Period

30 days

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs

Climate Suitability

Severe-4 Season

Flap Design

Single, Double, One Part, Flexible, Thin Flap

Ability to Lock Flap

Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Front, Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Side, Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top

Can Be Installed In

Walls

Sealing Value

High

Wind Resistance

High

Installation Instructions


A SAFETY REMINDER!

Always wear eye protection and gloves when appropriate.
 

Step 1: Before installation, be sure that you have the proper size pet door for your pet. If in doubt larger is better. It may be harmful for your pet to use a pet door that is too small. A good general rule is to install the pet door so that the distance from the floor to the top of the passage opening is even or above the shoulder of your largest pet. Remember that there will be a short tunnel for your pet to navigate. You don't want them to have to crawl through or hunch over as this can hurt an animal's hips.

Step 2: Take a brief look at the large illustration of the wall model and become familiar with various components of the pet door wall model. This will not only help in understanding the terms used in these instructions but can be very useful should you need to call for technical support.

Step 3: Check the package you received to make sure that it contains all the necessary parts.



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Kit includes:


    • Instructions
    • Warranty
    • Hale Pet Door wall model (includes inner frame with attached tunnel and outer frame)
    • Olefin nylon carpet
    • King Starboard® or Lexan® Security Cover
    • Flashing
    • Raincap (optional)
    • 5/8" #6 Phillips Head Screws

 

Items you may need depending on install:

  • Drop Cloths
  • Caulking
  • Circular saw with wood or masonry blade
  • Caulk gun
  • Drywall saw
  • Tin snips
  • Electric drill
  • 7/64" drill bit
  • 24" Level
  • Tape measure
  • Blue masking tape
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Circular saw with wood or masonry blade
Using a Stud Finder

Step 4: Find a suitable area for your wall model. Most wall models have a vertical lifting security cover (side loaded cover models are available as needed). Make sure the area has no obstructions to hinder the removal of this cover. For installation in a framed wall, try to place the pet door between studs; a stud finder makes finding stud locations easy. Mark the stud locations and if possible, center the pet door between the studs. Look at the preferred location from both the inside and outside of the wall for signs that wiring, cable or plumbing may be inside the wall. Keep in mind upstairs bathrooms may have plumbing in the lower level walls.

CAUTION: Cutting a power line leading to an outlet or light switch or hitting a plumbing pipe with power tools can result in severe injury or death. If you have any doubts about installation placement or about your skill level in tackling this project, please call us or contact a professional in your area.

Correct Spacing

Studs in an exterior wall should be 16" on center, giving you 14" of room between studs.

Lay Down Drop Cloths

Step 5: Lay down drop cloths on both sides of the wall where you will be installing your pet door to make for easier cleanup after installation. You may also wish to tape the interior drop cloth to the baseboard with blue masking tape. This will help prevent any debris from falling into the crack between the drop cloth and the carpet.

Putting down drop cloths before you start makes cleanup easier.

NOTE: You may wish to reverse steps 6 and 7. Pencil marks can be difficult to remove from walls and you may wish to cut a small hole in the wall to check for obstructions before you draw the entire pattern.

Step 6: Draw a pattern on the inside wall according to your pet door size with a pencil. Wall openings are listed below according to pet door size. For special size pet doors the opening may be determined by measuring the tunnel. Make sure your opening is square and level.









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Pet Door Size

Rough Opening Width x Height

 

Small

7 3/8" x 9 3/8"

Measure and mark holes

Small Medium

8 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Medium

10 1/2" x 14 1/2"

Tall Medium

10 1/2" x 18"

Large

13" x 18"

Tall Large

13" x 21 5/8"

Tall Large Plus

13" x 25 5/8"

Extra Tall Large

13" x 29 5/8"

Extra Large

16" x 21 5/8"

Extra Large Plus

16" x 25 5/8"

Giant

17 5/8" x 29 5/8"


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Step 7: Open a small hole somewhere near the center of the drawn pattern on the inside wall as shown below in the drawing or at the bottom of the area as shown in the picture. Shine a flashlight through the opening and look for obstructions within the wall. The small opening is much easier to patch should obstructions be found. If nothing is seen or if the insulation is blocking your view, you may reach inside the wall and feel for obstructions that may not have been seen.


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Feel for Obstructions
Push insulation into wall

Step 8: If the wall area is clear then you may proceed to cut the inside wall within the drawn pattern; a drywall saw is most generally used on the inside. Push the insulation up into the wall above and/or beside the rough opening. You may wish to replace the cut out piece of sheetrock back into the rough opening temporarily and lean the pet door against it to hold it in place. This will help prevent dust being blown into the house when you cut the exterior wall.

Step 9: Proceed with the wall cutout by drilling completely through the outer wall from the inside at each corner of the cutout pattern. A long drill bit may be required to do this. (A 12" long drill bit can usually be purchased for $4-$8 to help with this.) Be sure the drill is held straight so that the inner and outer holes are drilled in-line. If you have exterior brick or stucco walls, be sure to use a masonry bit rather than the same bit you used on the interior wall.

Drill Reference Holes
Use Measuring Tape

Step 10: On the outside wall, find the reference holes you drilled in Step 9 and draw your square on the wall. Again, measure carefully and make sure the exterior opening is both square and level and in line with the interior opening you previously cut.

Step 11: Drill out two corners diagonal from each other (top left and bottom right OR top right and bottom left). Depending on the construction of the wall you may want to use a 7/8" flat blade boring bit (for wood surfaces) or a 5/16" regular bit. If you use a 5/16" bit, drill three holes close together (shown below) then wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This will allow you enough room to get a reciprocating saw blade into the holes. (You can also drill the holes on all four corners if desired, to make it easier to cut down and across with the reciprocating saw rather than sawing upwards.)

Drill
Cut

Step 12: After the holes (from Step 11) are connected, use a reciprocating saw to cut out the rough opening along the marked lines. If you do not have a reciprocating saw, you can use a key saw or circular saw to start the hole and a hand saw to cut out the entire rough opening. If you are cautious, a circular saw can be used on the outside wall. Use the proper blade for the circular saw depending on the type of outside material being cut.


 

Draw


For example, we recommend using a diamond blade to cut through stucco. There is no need, nor is it advisable, to frame the inside of the wall cutout. The Hale Pet Door Wall Model is completely self-framing. After the opening is cut from the outside, remove the interior piece of sheetrock from the inside hole.
 

Step 13: Place the inside frame with attached tunnel through the wall cutout. From the outside, reach through the opening and hold the inside frame tight against the wall. Mark the tunnel with a pencil along the outside wall on all sides as shown.

Draw


Hold pet door tightly against interior wall and mark with pencil from exterior to get correct tunnel depth.

Mark with a pencil

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Step 14: Remove the interior pet door frame and tunnel from the hole. Carefully cut the tunnel along the pencil mark with metal snips to make the tunnel the correct depth for your wall. Be cautious when cutting metal so you don't accidentally cut yourself on the removed piece. Discard the metal strip that you have cut off the tunnel.

Caulk the Flashing



Caulk the flashing before inserting into exterior hole 
 

Caulk the Flashing


 

Step 15: The Flashing is a thin piece of aluminum with three flanges. Caulk the flashing with a latex caulking as follows: Apply two large beads on the bottom approximately ½" from the rear and another generous bead on the bottom and sides approximately 1" from the front. Apply a bead on the outside of both vertical flanges at the front. The bottom pre-drilled holes of the outer frame should sit directly above the bottom front bead of caulking when it is installed. (You should be drilling through the bead of caulk when the door is installed.)

Place the flashing

Step 16: Place the flashing into the bottom of the wall opening. The flashing should have the two side flanges pointing upward and the outside flange downward and against the outside wall as shown.

Step 17: Insert the inside frame and tunnel back into the opening. From the outside, pull the inside door frame tightly against the inside wall and push the flashing snug against the outside wall.

Inside Frame/Tunnel

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Optional Step: The raincap attachment is a Hale exclusive design to aid in water containment and diversion. If your pet door is being installed in a protected area (i.e. indoors between two rooms, under a covered porch, etc.) you may omit this step. The raincap is designed to keep water out of the pet door itself and is not required for installation. If you choose to use the raincap for your wall installation, attach it as shown in the graphic and picture to the left. It should simply hook onto the top of the outer frame. 
 

Optional Step


 

Optional RainCap


 


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Step 18: Sleeve the outside frame into the tunnel. With both pet door frames firmly pulled against their respective walls, drill two more holes through the tunnel and bottom flashing using a 7/64" drill bit and the existing pre-drilled holes (in the outer frame) as guides. Insert supplied screws into the drilled holes. Next, drill holes in the sides of the tunnel again using the pre-drill holes (in the outer frame) as a guide. The number of side screws varies with the size of pet door.


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Sleeve Outside Frame into Tunnel

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Step 19: Drill two holes through the bottom of the tunnel evenly spaced and approximately 2" to 2" back from the inside of the outer frame using a 7/64" drill bit. Insert the 5/8" #6 screws provided and tighten to attach the flashing to the tunnel.


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Drill Holes

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drill through one of the caulk

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Tape around the door

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Step 20: Use a caulking sealer between the outside frame and the outside wall at the top and both sides. DO NOT CAULK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OUTSIDE FRAME. This will restrict the drainage of moisture should any accumulate inside the pet door. You may also caulk around the whole perimeter of the inner frame, if desired, although this is not required. You may wish to outline the door with blue masking tape before you caulk to make a cleaner caulk line and to make cleanup easier. If you do decide to use the tape, allow the caulk to dry for a few minutes before you remove the tape.


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Measure and cut carpet

Step 21: Measure the width of the tunnel between the door frames and mark this measurement on the back of the carpet. Trim the included carpet to the correct width to cover the distance between the door frames. You may wish to dry fit the carpet into the tunnel to verify the width before using adhesive. NOTE: The carpet length has been precut for each size of door so you should not have to trim the length. After making sure the carpet is cut correctly, install it into the tunnel using a common construction glue to keep the carpet in place. DO NOT use silicone to attach the carpet as the odor will not dissipate as it is trapped between the flaps. To make it easier to install the carpet in the tunnel when the adhesive has been applied, use a caulk gun to apply the adhesive directly to the sides and bottom of the tunnel. Roll the two ends of the carpet inwards and set into the bottom of the tunnel. Carefully unroll one side of the carpet and press firmly to the side of the tunnel and the adhesive. Press the carpet tightly into the bottom corner of the tunnel. Push the carpet against the bottom of the tunnel and work it into the other bottom corner. Finally, unroll the second side of the carpet and press it firmly against the other side of the tunnel.


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Unroll Carpet


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Step 22: If you ordered a translucent gray Lexan® security cover for your pet door, peel the protective covering from the cover and set it aside for a couple of hours before installing it into the front frame. A drying period will prevent the inner flap from sticking to the newly uncovered Lexan®.  If you ordered any color of the King Starboard® security cover, there will be no protective covering over it but you still may wish to let your door set without the security cover in place for a few hours to avoid any sticking.   The cover will slide easily into place in the built in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.



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Step 23: If desired, you can place the wall pieces you removed in the pet door box to keep them in good condition for possible future use. They can usually be used to patch the wall if you ever need to remove the pet door.


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Step 24: Remove the drop cloths and clean up the area. You may use any standard window cleaner to wipe down the flaps and remove any fingerprints or residue from the installation.


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Wrap up installation debris

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YOUR INSTALLATION IS NOW COMPLETE. WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU AND YOUR PETS ENJOY THE FREEDOM PROVIDED BY YOUR HALE PET DOOR FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.


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Satisified Dog

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Wall Model with Raincap

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Lexan Security Cover

  • Installing the standard top loading security cover.  It can also be ordered side-loading.
Tin Snips

  • Use tin snips to cut the tunnel to the correct depth.

Videos

Hale Pet Door for Walls


FAQ

If I'm not happy with my current pet door, but I do not want to change the opening I've cut. What can I do?

You can order a high-quality Custom Hale Security Pet Door with a clear, weather resistant flap. You can order Custom Dimension Door Mounts or Custom Dimension Wall mounts. If you have a permanent tunnel through your wall, you can order a Door Mount. Please refer to the Brand Conversion Chart when ordering. As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you remove the pet door from it's installed location and double check the rough cutout measurement.

Warranty

LIFETIME FRAME WARRANTY / 10 - YEAR PARTS WARRANTY INCLUDING FLAPS

HALE PET DOOR™

LIFETIME FRAME WARRANTY
(10 YEAR PARTS WARRANTY - INCLUDING FLAPS)

Thank you for doing business with Hale Pet Door™.  We are sure you will receive years of excellent service with your purchase.  If the product does not meet your expectations, please contact our office for return authorization and return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price.  Be sure to pack the product well as we can only give 50% credit for a damaged pet door.

Hale Pet Door guarantees and warrants, subject to the conditions and restrictions stated below, that the Hale Pet Door™ products and component parts thereof, purchased from Hale Pet Door shall be free from any defects in materials and workmanship.  The warranty period for all Hale Pet Door™ model pet doors is effective from the date of purchase and extends to the anniversary date marking the end of the tenth year.  We agree to exchange at our expense.

New and Improved Flaps with the Best Vinyl Imported from France, Made with the Custom Hale Pet Door Chemical Recipe

The Best Lifetime Frame Warranty - (No Questions Asked, Does Not Include Flaps, Parts, Shipping, or Labor)

  • 1st and 2nd year – 100% of all parts are covered
  • 3rd and 4th year - 80% of all parts are covered
  • 5th and 6th year – 60% of all parts are covered 
  • 7th and 8th year – 40% of all parts are covered 
  • 9th and 10th year – 20% of all parts are covered 

This warranty does not include shipping to Hale Pet Door or any field service labor.

A-Glass Breakage:  We use fully tempered glass of the greatest quality and strength available for each application in our window, panel and storm window replacement model pet doors.  It also meets or exceeds all safety glazing laws and codes in the United States.  Even tempered glass will break on occasion, but it is very rare.  When there is a breakage of glass, for whatever reason, within the FIRST YEAR, we will replace the unit for 50% of the current total price.  There is no warranty on glass after the first year.  This warranty excludes the glass in windows and doors through which our in-glass models are installed.  For glass breakage in those instances, you would need to contact the company who installed your window or people door.

 

Hale Pet Door will credit 50% towards the cost of a replacement Hale Pet Door that was damaged due to miscutting, mismeasuring or any other damage due to no fault of Hale Pet Door within 30 days of purchase. Hale Pet Door will not accept any responsibility beyond 50% if damage is due to no fault of Hale Pet Door. This document supersedes all previous warranty documents.

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Size Chart

Square Inch Range (width x height)
0-64
65-88
89-136
137-170
171-210
211-252
253-304
305-345
346-367
368-522

 

Options

After you make the basic pet door choices--flap size, single vs double flap and frame color--you will have  an opportunity to make other product selections. These include:

  • Locking Cover Color Choice
  • Locking Cover Load Direction (to accommodate obstructions)
  • Extended Tunnel Length (for thicker walls)
  • Separate Inside Frame Color Choice

 

Not sure if your custom flap size will work for your pet? Here is a measurement guide to help you out. Please consider that the Flap Width will be 2 1/16" narrower than the Rough Cut-Out Width and Flap Height will be 1" shorter than the Rough Cut-Out Height.

After you make the basic pet door choices--flap size, single vs double flap and frame color--you will have an opportunity to make other product selections. These are custom and can be made through the following pages: 

Locking Cover Load Direction (to accommodate obstructions)

Separate Inside Frame Color Choice (to match the inside of your home)


A SAFETY REMINDER!

Always wear eye protection and gloves when appropriate.
 

Step 1: Before installation, be sure that you have the proper size pet door for your pet. If in doubt larger is better. It may be harmful for your pet to use a pet door that is too small. A good general rule is to install the pet door so that the distance from the floor to the top of the passage opening is even or above the shoulder of your largest pet. Remember that there will be a short tunnel for your pet to navigate. You don't want them to have to crawl through or hunch over as this can hurt an animal's hips.

Step 2: Take a brief look at the large illustration of the wall model and become familiar with various components of the pet door wall model. This will not only help in understanding the terms used in these instructions but can be very useful should you need to call for technical support.

Step 3: Check the package you received to make sure that it contains all the necessary parts.



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Kit includes:


    • Instructions
    • Warranty
    • Hale Pet Door wall model (includes inner frame with attached tunnel and outer frame)
    • Olefin nylon carpet
    • King Starboard® or Lexan® Security Cover
    • Flashing
    • Raincap (optional)
    • 5/8" #6 Phillips Head Screws

 

Items you may need depending on install:

  • Drop Cloths
  • Caulking
  • Circular saw with wood or masonry blade
  • Caulk gun
  • Drywall saw
  • Tin snips
  • Electric drill
  • 7/64" drill bit
  • 24" Level
  • Tape measure
  • Blue masking tape
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Circular saw with wood or masonry blade
Using a Stud Finder

Step 4: Find a suitable area for your wall model. Most wall models have a vertical lifting security cover (side loaded cover models are available as needed). Make sure the area has no obstructions to hinder the removal of this cover. For installation in a framed wall, try to place the pet door between studs; a stud finder makes finding stud locations easy. Mark the stud locations and if possible, center the pet door between the studs. Look at the preferred location from both the inside and outside of the wall for signs that wiring, cable or plumbing may be inside the wall. Keep in mind upstairs bathrooms may have plumbing in the lower level walls.

CAUTION: Cutting a power line leading to an outlet or light switch or hitting a plumbing pipe with power tools can result in severe injury or death. If you have any doubts about installation placement or about your skill level in tackling this project, please call us or contact a professional in your area.

Correct Spacing

Studs in an exterior wall should be 16" on center, giving you 14" of room between studs.

Lay Down Drop Cloths

Step 5: Lay down drop cloths on both sides of the wall where you will be installing your pet door to make for easier cleanup after installation. You may also wish to tape the interior drop cloth to the baseboard with blue masking tape. This will help prevent any debris from falling into the crack between the drop cloth and the carpet.

Putting down drop cloths before you start makes cleanup easier.

NOTE: You may wish to reverse steps 6 and 7. Pencil marks can be difficult to remove from walls and you may wish to cut a small hole in the wall to check for obstructions before you draw the entire pattern.

Step 6: Draw a pattern on the inside wall according to your pet door size with a pencil. Wall openings are listed below according to pet door size. For special size pet doors the opening may be determined by measuring the tunnel. Make sure your opening is square and level.









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Pet Door Size

Rough Opening Width x Height

 

Small

7 3/8" x 9 3/8"

Measure and mark holes

Small Medium

8 1/2" x 11 1/2"

Medium

10 1/2" x 14 1/2"

Tall Medium

10 1/2" x 18"

Large

13" x 18"

Tall Large

13" x 21 5/8"

Tall Large Plus

13" x 25 5/8"

Extra Tall Large

13" x 29 5/8"

Extra Large

16" x 21 5/8"

Extra Large Plus

16" x 25 5/8"

Giant

17 5/8" x 29 5/8"


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Step 7: Open a small hole somewhere near the center of the drawn pattern on the inside wall as shown below in the drawing or at the bottom of the area as shown in the picture. Shine a flashlight through the opening and look for obstructions within the wall. The small opening is much easier to patch should obstructions be found. If nothing is seen or if the insulation is blocking your view, you may reach inside the wall and feel for obstructions that may not have been seen.


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Feel for Obstructions
Push insulation into wall

Step 8: If the wall area is clear then you may proceed to cut the inside wall within the drawn pattern; a drywall saw is most generally used on the inside. Push the insulation up into the wall above and/or beside the rough opening. You may wish to replace the cut out piece of sheetrock back into the rough opening temporarily and lean the pet door against it to hold it in place. This will help prevent dust being blown into the house when you cut the exterior wall.

Step 9: Proceed with the wall cutout by drilling completely through the outer wall from the inside at each corner of the cutout pattern. A long drill bit may be required to do this. (A 12" long drill bit can usually be purchased for $4-$8 to help with this.) Be sure the drill is held straight so that the inner and outer holes are drilled in-line. If you have exterior brick or stucco walls, be sure to use a masonry bit rather than the same bit you used on the interior wall.

Drill Reference Holes
Use Measuring Tape

Step 10: On the outside wall, find the reference holes you drilled in Step 9 and draw your square on the wall. Again, measure carefully and make sure the exterior opening is both square and level and in line with the interior opening you previously cut.

Step 11: Drill out two corners diagonal from each other (top left and bottom right OR top right and bottom left). Depending on the construction of the wall you may want to use a 7/8" flat blade boring bit (for wood surfaces) or a 5/16" regular bit. If you use a 5/16" bit, drill three holes close together (shown below) then wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This will allow you enough room to get a reciprocating saw blade into the holes. (You can also drill the holes on all four corners if desired, to make it easier to cut down and across with the reciprocating saw rather than sawing upwards.)

Drill
Cut

Step 12: After the holes (from Step 11) are connected, use a reciprocating saw to cut out the rough opening along the marked lines. If you do not have a reciprocating saw, you can use a key saw or circular saw to start the hole and a hand saw to cut out the entire rough opening. If you are cautious, a circular saw can be used on the outside wall. Use the proper blade for the circular saw depending on the type of outside material being cut.


 

Draw


For example, we recommend using a diamond blade to cut through stucco. There is no need, nor is it advisable, to frame the inside of the wall cutout. The Hale Pet Door Wall Model is completely self-framing. After the opening is cut from the outside, remove the interior piece of sheetrock from the inside hole.
 

Step 13: Place the inside frame with attached tunnel through the wall cutout. From the outside, reach through the opening and hold the inside frame tight against the wall. Mark the tunnel with a pencil along the outside wall on all sides as shown.

Draw


Hold pet door tightly against interior wall and mark with pencil from exterior to get correct tunnel depth.

Mark with a pencil

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Step 14: Remove the interior pet door frame and tunnel from the hole. Carefully cut the tunnel along the pencil mark with metal snips to make the tunnel the correct depth for your wall. Be cautious when cutting metal so you don't accidentally cut yourself on the removed piece. Discard the metal strip that you have cut off the tunnel.

Caulk the Flashing



Caulk the flashing before inserting into exterior hole 
 

Caulk the Flashing


 

Step 15: The Flashing is a thin piece of aluminum with three flanges. Caulk the flashing with a latex caulking as follows: Apply two large beads on the bottom approximately ½" from the rear and another generous bead on the bottom and sides approximately 1" from the front. Apply a bead on the outside of both vertical flanges at the front. The bottom pre-drilled holes of the outer frame should sit directly above the bottom front bead of caulking when it is installed. (You should be drilling through the bead of caulk when the door is installed.)

Place the flashing

Step 16: Place the flashing into the bottom of the wall opening. The flashing should have the two side flanges pointing upward and the outside flange downward and against the outside wall as shown.

Step 17: Insert the inside frame and tunnel back into the opening. From the outside, pull the inside door frame tightly against the inside wall and push the flashing snug against the outside wall.

Inside Frame/Tunnel

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Optional Step: The raincap attachment is a Hale exclusive design to aid in water containment and diversion. If your pet door is being installed in a protected area (i.e. indoors between two rooms, under a covered porch, etc.) you may omit this step. The raincap is designed to keep water out of the pet door itself and is not required for installation. If you choose to use the raincap for your wall installation, attach it as shown in the graphic and picture to the left. It should simply hook onto the top of the outer frame. 
 

Optional Step


 

Optional RainCap


 


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Step 18: Sleeve the outside frame into the tunnel. With both pet door frames firmly pulled against their respective walls, drill two more holes through the tunnel and bottom flashing using a 7/64" drill bit and the existing pre-drilled holes (in the outer frame) as guides. Insert supplied screws into the drilled holes. Next, drill holes in the sides of the tunnel again using the pre-drill holes (in the outer frame) as a guide. The number of side screws varies with the size of pet door.


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Sleeve Outside Frame into Tunnel

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Step 19: Drill two holes through the bottom of the tunnel evenly spaced and approximately 2" to 2" back from the inside of the outer frame using a 7/64" drill bit. Insert the 5/8" #6 screws provided and tighten to attach the flashing to the tunnel.


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Drill Holes

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drill through one of the caulk

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Tape around the door

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Step 20: Use a caulking sealer between the outside frame and the outside wall at the top and both sides. DO NOT CAULK AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OUTSIDE FRAME. This will restrict the drainage of moisture should any accumulate inside the pet door. You may also caulk around the whole perimeter of the inner frame, if desired, although this is not required. You may wish to outline the door with blue masking tape before you caulk to make a cleaner caulk line and to make cleanup easier. If you do decide to use the tape, allow the caulk to dry for a few minutes before you remove the tape.


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Measure and cut carpet

Step 21: Measure the width of the tunnel between the door frames and mark this measurement on the back of the carpet. Trim the included carpet to the correct width to cover the distance between the door frames. You may wish to dry fit the carpet into the tunnel to verify the width before using adhesive. NOTE: The carpet length has been precut for each size of door so you should not have to trim the length. After making sure the carpet is cut correctly, install it into the tunnel using a common construction glue to keep the carpet in place. DO NOT use silicone to attach the carpet as the odor will not dissipate as it is trapped between the flaps. To make it easier to install the carpet in the tunnel when the adhesive has been applied, use a caulk gun to apply the adhesive directly to the sides and bottom of the tunnel. Roll the two ends of the carpet inwards and set into the bottom of the tunnel. Carefully unroll one side of the carpet and press firmly to the side of the tunnel and the adhesive. Press the carpet tightly into the bottom corner of the tunnel. Push the carpet against the bottom of the tunnel and work it into the other bottom corner. Finally, unroll the second side of the carpet and press it firmly against the other side of the tunnel.


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Unroll Carpet


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Step 22: If you ordered a translucent gray Lexan® security cover for your pet door, peel the protective covering from the cover and set it aside for a couple of hours before installing it into the front frame. A drying period will prevent the inner flap from sticking to the newly uncovered Lexan®.  If you ordered any color of the King Starboard® security cover, there will be no protective covering over it but you still may wish to let your door set without the security cover in place for a few hours to avoid any sticking.   The cover will slide easily into place in the built in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.



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Step 23: If desired, you can place the wall pieces you removed in the pet door box to keep them in good condition for possible future use. They can usually be used to patch the wall if you ever need to remove the pet door.


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Step 24: Remove the drop cloths and clean up the area. You may use any standard window cleaner to wipe down the flaps and remove any fingerprints or residue from the installation.


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Wrap up installation debris

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YOUR INSTALLATION IS NOW COMPLETE. WE SINCERELY HOPE YOU AND YOUR PETS ENJOY THE FREEDOM PROVIDED BY YOUR HALE PET DOOR FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.


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Satisified Dog

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Wall Model with Raincap

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Lexan Security Cover

  • Installing the standard top loading security cover.  It can also be ordered side-loading.
Tin Snips

  • Use tin snips to cut the tunnel to the correct depth.

Videos

Hale Pet Door for Walls


FAQ

If I'm not happy with my current pet door, but I do not want to change the opening I've cut. What can I do?

You can order a high-quality Custom Hale Security Pet Door with a clear, weather resistant flap. You can order Custom Dimension Door Mounts or Custom Dimension Wall mounts. If you have a permanent tunnel through your wall, you can order a Door Mount. Please refer to the Brand Conversion Chart when ordering. As a precaution, we strongly recommend that you remove the pet door from it's installed location and double check the rough cutout measurement.

Warranty

LIFETIME FRAME WARRANTY / 10 - YEAR PARTS WARRANTY INCLUDING FLAPS

HALE PET DOOR™

LIFETIME FRAME WARRANTY
(10 YEAR PARTS WARRANTY - INCLUDING FLAPS)

Thank you for doing business with Hale Pet Door™.  We are sure you will receive years of excellent service with your purchase.  If the product does not meet your expectations, please contact our office for return authorization and return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price.  Be sure to pack the product well as we can only give 50% credit for a damaged pet door.

Hale Pet Door guarantees and warrants, subject to the conditions and restrictions stated below, that the Hale Pet Door™ products and component parts thereof, purchased from Hale Pet Door shall be free from any defects in materials and workmanship.  The warranty period for all Hale Pet Door™ model pet doors is effective from the date of purchase and extends to the anniversary date marking the end of the tenth year.  We agree to exchange at our expense.

New and Improved Flaps with the Best Vinyl Imported from France, Made with the Custom Hale Pet Door Chemical Recipe

The Best Lifetime Frame Warranty - (No Questions Asked, Does Not Include Flaps, Parts, Shipping, or Labor)

  • 1st and 2nd year – 100% of all parts are covered
  • 3rd and 4th year - 80% of all parts are covered
  • 5th and 6th year – 60% of all parts are covered 
  • 7th and 8th year – 40% of all parts are covered 
  • 9th and 10th year – 20% of all parts are covered 

This warranty does not include shipping to Hale Pet Door or any field service labor.

A-Glass Breakage:  We use fully tempered glass of the greatest quality and strength available for each application in our window, panel and storm window replacement model pet doors.  It also meets or exceeds all safety glazing laws and codes in the United States.  Even tempered glass will break on occasion, but it is very rare.  When there is a breakage of glass, for whatever reason, within the FIRST YEAR, we will replace the unit for 50% of the current total price.  There is no warranty on glass after the first year.  This warranty excludes the glass in windows and doors through which our in-glass models are installed.  For glass breakage in those instances, you would need to contact the company who installed your window or people door.

 

Hale Pet Door will credit 50% towards the cost of a replacement Hale Pet Door that was damaged due to miscutting, mismeasuring or any other damage due to no fault of Hale Pet Door within 30 days of purchase. Hale Pet Door will not accept any responsibility beyond 50% if damage is due to no fault of Hale Pet Door. This document supersedes all previous warranty documents.