How do I get my cats to use a catflap?
Installed a new catflap today, but the cat's aren't interested. I tried to bribe them with food but they only come through when i hold it open for them, which kind of defeats the point of a cat flap. I know they can use a catflap because we have one on the garage door which they use, but only if they have to.
Prop it open slightly so they see it opens just like their other one,but i wouldn't worry too much as they do use a cat flap when they have to,so don't open the front door for them as they will not bother otherwise,so if they ask to go out ignore them sounds harsh but if desperate to go out they sure will use it,
we used to press our cats heads against it to show it does open,then after a week or so they would bang into it to open the flap themselves,but i had one timid cat who no matter how many times i showed her she would not use it end of,so you know they can use it so if they are out side call them for their food at feeding time,they sure will use it to get to their food when hungry!
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My garage door is a manual door...the type where when you unlock it, it rolls up at the top. I find it quite annoying sometimes having to get out of the car in the pouring ran to open it, and then lock it and run to the house. Is it possible to get this same garage door automated so that when I press the button from inside my car, it opens up? How much would this cost to have installed? Can I do it myself?
There are several models/types of garage door opener. The best being made now are from a company called Chamberlain. They also make Craftsman, Liftmaster, Master Mechanics and several others. And range from $150 at at a hardware store, to about $300 to have one installed by a professional. They are all pretty much the same just different cases, and horsepower and usually come with 1 remote. but with a Liftmaster they're made a little better and more durable since that is the brand sold by garage door companies. Any one of them can be added to your existing door as long as it is working well. You just need to make sure you have at least 4 inches of room between the door and your ceiling when the door is open, and a way to get electricity to the garage door opener once its installed. It isn't too difficult to put one up yourself, they come with step by step instructions you need to follow very precisely. But most people that do usually wish they'd called a professional in the end anyway.
I would go to the local home center or Sears and ask the guy who sells openers. If that does not succeed, go to Liftmaster's web site and contact them and ask.
I wouldn't attempt to install an automatic garage door opener unless you are a "very" well adept handyman and have the sufficient tools. Call a garage door company and ask what they would charge to install an opener. I'd buy one instead of having the company supply one for you. They will only mark up the price.
Get 3 estimates for installation. This is a tricky job as sometimes the door needs some work. I use to sell these openers at the hardware store for $139 with remote. The installation will take about 6 hours, maybe less. You are probably looking at $600 roughly. Good luck!
im a builder in uk ...if you are in uk ...get in touch with the garage door centre ...yellow pages..they are a good outfit
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