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Old 02-10-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Dog Door Installation


Can anyone give me good basic instructions on installing a dog door in an exterior wall with hardy plank siding? I need info on framing, mounting, sealing, etc. I bought a Staywell model 740 dog door and they don't give good instructions at all. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Can anyone give me good basic instructions on installing a dog door in an exterior wall with hardy plank siding? I need info on framing, mounting, sealing, etc. I bought a Staywell model 740 dog door and they don't give good instructions at all. Thanks in advance for any help.
You are going to have to remove the siding around the areas of the doggy door. You would have to approach it the same as you would if you were installing an entry door or window. Look up instructions for that. Hardy plank siding is installed and cut same as normal clapboards.

The only thing is that you need to make sure that there are weather proof flanges or casing around the doggy door frame (Something that keeps water or moisture from entering).

Some people also install a little 'roof' over the doggy door to further keep weather from entering the door or the areas around the door.

That is the best I can do off the top of my head for the moment...

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