To install a SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap in
a window, you will need our mounting adaptors. There are two mounting adaptors in the box,
one for inside the house and one for outside. The microchip cat flap is supplied with three
different lengths of screw to accommodate a range of window thicknesses from 3mm to
60mm. If you don’t have a hole in your window
already you need to ask a qualified glazier to supply you with a new window with a hole
in the correct location. If you are replacing a double glazed unit, the glazier must use
a non-metallic spacer bar around the hole for the cat flap. This is important as using
a metal spacer around the hole will reduce SureFlap’s read range.
The required hole size is 212mm in diameter but the mounting adaptor is suitable for hole
sizes up to 260mm in diameter. Apply a bead of sealant to each of the mounting adaptors.
We are now ready to install the cat flap in the window.
Put one of the adaptors of the tunnel with the sealant facing you. From the inside of
the house put the tunnel through the hole and push firmly up to the glass to compress
the sealant. From the outside of the house take the second
adaptor and slide it over the tunnel with the sealant facing the window. Then slide
the external frame over the tunnel and use the appropriate length of screw to hold the
cat flap in place. For a standard double glazed unit this is the medium length of screw and
for a single glazed unit it is the shortest screw.
Use a spirit level to ensure the cat flap is level before you tighten the screws. Be
careful not to over-tighten the screws by using a handheld screwdriver.
Once you are happy that the cat flap is held firmly in position, you can insert the two
plastic screw caps. If you have already programmed your cats into
memory, SureFlap is now ready for your cats to use.