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Wooden Gates Expand to Block Off Larger Areas from Dogs

by Barbara 21. January 2014 08:28

Question about attractive options in wooden gates to block off areas in home from dogs.

Q: "We have several dogs. They can be a nuisance when we have company. What wooden gates do you suggest that are portable and can block off a wide doorway. Thanks. Bill."

Answer: Safe Home sells both extra tall gates for larger dogs and step-over type gates for smaller dogs. These are Cardinal Gate. Choose white, black or stained wood depending upon the model of the gate.

For example, choose the white wooden extra tall free standing pet gate if your doorway is 27.5 to 51 inches wide and you need a gate that is 36 inches tall. This gate also comes in black and in oak. The white 20 inch high step over gate also expands 28 to 51.75 inches. An extension is available to increase the width another 22 inches. Multiple extensions can be used to increase the width.

If you want to make a "dog play pen", I suggest you purchase the Cardinal Gates Perfect Fit Small Pet Gate or Puppy Pen.The PFPG model dog gate, the Perfect Fit Pet Gate, by Cardinal Gates is the perfect portable gate for owners of small dogs who want to contain dogs in an area without kenneling them. No assembly required: remove from box and set it up as a puppy pen or dog gate ! Portable dog fence for indoor use only. This is not a child gate.

Small Dog Gate, Enclosure, Puppy Play Pen Features Include:

  • Painted wood and steel construction:non toxic spray enamel on wood and powder coated metal.
  • Rubber pads attached under the hinge brackets for stability.
  • 6 gate panels: 5 are fixed plus a two part panel that forms the gate door
  • Each panel measures 26.25”Wide x 26.5” High.
  • Bar spacing is 1 inch.
  • There is a 1.75” space between the black post and wood frame of panel.
  • The 1” bar spacing within each panel keeps puppies contained, too.
  • Width of each upright bar is 1/8 inch: gate is 3/4 inch thick 10.5” wide puppy door opens to 10” tall.
  • Spring loaded. Door can be left open if desired.
  • Weight: 30 lbs. Ships as 45 pounds due to dimensions.

Capable of multiple configurations—See Manua:

  • Maximum straight-line width: 152” or just over 12 feet with 16” deep side panels.
  • Pen/Hexagon maximum span: 52” wide
  • Rectangle: 30.5” wide x 61” length

Please measure carefully. Gates are returnable only if damaged in transit or in unopened boxes. Hope this helps.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Use Cardinal All Metal Safety Gates for Outdoor Pet and Child Safety

by Barbara 3. September 2011 14:20

Question about metal safety gates for outdoor use.

Q: "Which gates do you sell that can be used outdoors? We are looking for a metal gate to mount on our outdoor deck to keep children and pets from falling down the stairs to the lower level. We have already installed black deck netting to protect the openings between the deck posts. Thanks. Bill."

Answer: Safe Home sells several metal gates that will fulfill your needs. All Cardinal brand gates are JPMA certified & adhere to guidelines as set forth by the JPMA & the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Cardinal Stairway Special Gates come in brown , black and white gates with stainless steel hardware. The Stairway Special Outdoor Gate (Model SS-30OD) come with stainless steel hardware. Optional stainless steel mounting kits are available for Stairway Special Gates bought without the stainless steel hardware.  These safety gates are powder coated so the finish is long-lasting and easily cleaned. Features include a latch system that baffles toddlers yet allows one hand operation for adults, and an optional stop bracket prevents opening over a stairway for greater safety. The Stairway Special will mount at angles up to 30 degrees allowing location of a stud when mounting on drywall.

Stairway Special Gate Features:

  • Gate width is adjustable 27 inches  to 42. 5 inches
  • Height: 29.5 inches
  • Bar Spacing: 2.5 inches
  • Width extensions: 10.5 inch extension (Model BX1) extends width from 42.25 inches to 53 inches. 21.75 inch extension (Model BX2) increases width from 42.5 to 64 inches.

Cardinal Gates Duragates are available in white and taupe. This steel gate is powdercoated for durability. Model MG-25 has a simple mounting system, easy assembly and can mount at any angle. If you need a taller gate, the Duragates also come with height extensions. There are two models, the taupe gate and the white gate, each with an 8 inch height extension included. A total of two extensions can be added increasing the height a total of 16 inches.Width extensions are also available in in white or in taupe.

  • Width is adjustable from 26 ½" to 41 ½"
  • Height 29 ½"
  • Bar Spacing 2 ½"
  • 12” extension (Model BX12) is available for openings 41 ½" to 54"

Please measure carefully. Gates are returnable only if damaged in transit or in unopened boxes. Hope this helps.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

Fitting a Child Gate or Pet Gate to a Wider Doorway

by Barbara 9. March 2009 09:52

Question about the JPMA and Consumer Products Safety Commission approved Cardinal Gates: Metal Pressure Gate, Duragate MB-25, Stairway Special Gate SS-30A Clear Plastic and Metal Gate CP-30 and Auto-Close Self-Locking Safety Gate MG-15B.

Q: " How do I choose the correct gate for the wider doorways in my home? I have dogs and babies who need separation. I'm not sure which gate to buy." Thanks. Janet

Answer: I recommend these actions:

  1. Accurately measure the actual door way openings with a metal retractable tape.
  2. Look at the maximum doorway fit of each gate without an extension.
  3. Decide whether you want a gate that permanently mounts, one that can accept height extensions to keep larger dogs in or out of rooms, etc. Several different gates may meet your specs.
  4. Subtract the gate maximum width from the doorway opening.
  5. Choose 1 or more width extensions, 10.5 inches and 21.75 inches to fill in that missing space for the Duragate, the Stairway Special and the Auto-Close Gates. For the metal pressure gate, there are 5 inch and 10.25 inch extensions.

For example, if your door opening is 52 inches:

  • The steel Duragate fits a maximum opening of 41.5 inches. Subtract the gate from the opening and your distance left is 10.5 inches. The SF-BX-1WH is a 10.5 inch extension for 41.5" to 54" openings. Choose one of this extension.
  • The white self-locking baby gate MG-15B fits a maximum opening of 40.5 inches. There is an 11.5 inch gap which means you would need the wider extension 21.75 inch Extension SF-BX-2WH for 0penings 51 inches to 61.75 inches.

If your doorway opening is 72 inches:

  • All Steel Duragate: Your distance left is 30.5 inches. Subtract 41.5 inches from the 72 inch opening. Now subtract 21.75 from the remainder. You have 8.75 inches left. So you need one of the BX-1 and one of the BX-2. I also recommend a T-Bar support.
  • Auto Close Aluminum Gate MG-15B: Your distance left is 31.5 inches. Subtract 40.5 inches from 72 inches. Then subtract 21.75 from the 31.5. You still need one each of the extensions plus a support.

Gates are not recommended for children over 24 months old.

If you need help, please email us at sales@safehomeproducts.com with your measurements, color preference, gate preference (pressure, clear, steel, autoclose, stairway, etc.). We'll send you our recommendations and you can order on line or phone us.

Thanks again for your question. Sincerely, Barbara

What Hardware Do I Need to Install a Duragate?

by Barbara 13. July 2008 07:02

Question about the White Duragate Metal Child Pet Gate w Height Extension Product Code: : SF-MG-25-TPX-W

Q: "What hardware do I need with sheetrock with a stud on both sides?"-Bob

Answer: Installing the Duragate in this situation is easy. Use the longer screws included with the Duragate for mounting in studs. You can mount this at an angle if you need to do so to install in a stud.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

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