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Old 03-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Have a standard window in my basement that I would like to turn into a access door for my rotti. Iv seen the inserts at lowes and other internet sites but they are a. Expensive and b. the frames take up too much space. She can fit through the open window but if I add a dog door frame it makes it too small. Anyone have an idea for leaving the window open (slid up) and adding a flap that I can seal off like a regular dog door to wind and flying bugs.

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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I don't have an answer, but adding a pic of your window may help.

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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Make a flap out of Luan, hinge at the top, add some magnets at the bottom to keep it from blowing open.
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Use thick clear vinyl, like is used for warehouse/loading dock/freezer door openings.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Make a flap out of Luan, hinge at the top, add some magnets at the bottom to keep it from blowing open.
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Use thick clear vinyl, like is used for warehouse/loading dock/freezer door openings.
No plywood. Cheap customer did not want to buy dog door, so did similiar hanging door with plywood. His dog went out and the plywood door came down, pinning the dog's tail between the floor and the door bottom. A $500 vet bill later, he had the only golden retreiver I have ever seen with a bob tail like a boxer. True story; the poor dog literally shredded and pulled his tail off trying to get free.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:46 AM   #5
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Thanks a bunch for all the suggestions. I almost considered taking the window out completely which would give me more room for a doggie door. My girl is not that big to me and she only weighs about 90 lbs but she is short , wide and clumsy.I have a sliding glass door doggie door (xl) and she has torn the flap from the frame running through it at full speed and scraping the edges. I likes that I could block it off which is doable with ratherbefishings idea. No plywood. Got it. I know that guy was crushed. He tries to do something he thinks the dog would like and end up hurting him.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Ouch! I hate to hear about that Golden's tail. No plywood!
But look what I found:
http://www.moorepet.com/Ideal-Replac...laps-s/515.htm
Vinyl flap doors and replacement parts to make something a little different.

Or, here's company that sells the vinyl strips to make custom doors
http://envirobarrier.com/

No experience with either vendor; just found them with the Google.
I guess you could make the flap out of thick leather, or carpet, too.

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