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Old 01-12-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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We have 2 smaller dogs, We keep them out of the bedroom area. Right now we use a simple piece of shelving wedged against a door and blocked on the other side to keep it in place.
It is about 14" high and I have no trouble steeping over it, my wife is shorter and says she would like some sort of gate. Al;so MIL is really short and older and had trouble.

Thought of baby gate but then we would have to open it all the time.
Thinking a 14" high board hinged on one side and a 'stick' coming up say 32" on the other with some sort of latch.

Wondering about using a spring loaded hinge that would cause the door to auto shut. then would not need a latch.

Or a hinge that would allow the 'gate' to swing both ways.

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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Why not just close the door?

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Old 01-13-2013, 12:07 AM   #3
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Our house only has a cold air return in the hall, so doors stay open for air to circulate. If we close the doors then some rooms are hot and others really cold.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #4
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You can buy a baby gate that swings on a hinge both ways.
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The doors are suppost to have a gap under the door to allow cirulation.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Baby gate - would rather have option of stepping over for my 2 daughters and I, So do not have to open all the time.

Doors are cut above the floor about 3/4" gap, but with no cold air returns in bedrooms it works better to leave doors open.

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http://www.amazon.com/Regalo-Easy-St...ords=baby+gate

got several of these and they are great get used to them real quick
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How wide is the gate part that opens? May use a baby gate.
Daughters and I like something we can step over.
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http://www.amazon.com/Munchkin-Easy-...ef=pd_sbs_ba_5

is the one i have two of. and my mother in law has one of with a 13" extension.

this ones door is 21 inches wide. her dogs don't care for it neither do ours
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the 14" board keeps them out and I and my 2 daughters can step over it, my wife would prefer the Gate. So a 14" gate with a 'stick' coming up to hip high on one side would be ok, we could step over it and she could open it.
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Baby gate - would rather have option of stepping over for my 2 daughters and I, So do not have to open all the time.

Doors are cut above the floor about 3/4" gap, but with no cold air returns in bedrooms it works better to leave doors open.
For the doors there are two options you can do is either increase the gap to 1.5 inches or use the wall register and bore out the door and install the wall regestier. there are few differnt size you can get and choose from but becarefull when you cut out the opening on the door make sure you don't hit the edge part which it will useally have soild wood to support the door.

Typically 8X16 useally do the trick ( cut the hole like 6X14 or about that size )

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Don't really like the register in the door look, also allows noise transfer easier.
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The de Keiffer bypass i am thinking i may do this some day when i change the air duct system in my house

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