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Madness Staywell Cat Flaps !!

Why do company's employ such utter censored-015.gifs to design their products & write their fitting instructions

First of all the circle template they provide is too small the the actual thing doesn't fit together properly

So after much filing of specific areas of the cut-out (size as per censored-015.gif template ) to get the inner and outer plastic flanges to actually fit in the hole, cutting of the plastic liner to the correct dimension (i.e. not that which is shown in the censored-015.gifing censored-015.gif instructions), much super-gluing of the parts to get them to actually stay together whilst fitting them into the door and swearing on both mines and TFMN's parts we actually got it installed !! (It only took just over three censored-015.gifing hours !! )

Both the product design and the fitting instructions need someone who actually has some practical understanding not some muppet with a degree who thinks the sun shines out of his or her 'arris !!

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Solution: Sell Cat
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Do you know Snoots... we didn't even get a thankyou from the little Ginger bistard !!

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Super Glue

Lets hope SPARKEY Jasper don't get stuck
 
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Do you know Snoots... we didn't even get a thankyou from the little Ginger bistard !!


Typical.

Mind you, I wouldn't want stray welshmen just wandering in...
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Lets hope SPARKEY Jasper don't get stuck
He's stuck enough trying to work out how to open the fecking thing due to the magnet working on this new one !!

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Typical.

Mind you, I wouldn't want stray welshmen just wandering in...
He deffo wouldn't be able to work it out !!

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Have you noticed, nomes, that whenever you try anything of a
practical nature at the weekend, you end up posting a rant on the
monday after

Do you think that, perhaps, you're just not cut out for practical
type chores and should stick to living the high life

If you like, we'll all sign a note that you can give to Debs so that
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is in fact a condition you suffer from and that she should let you
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If it makes you feel any better Gnomes, the only reason that all my DIY expeditions aren't followed by a rant on here is that I'm worried I'd probably balls the rant up too.
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The sum total of my DIY, was changing the fuse and 2 bulbs in the extractor hood over my her cooker.
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Got my Staywell fitted in half an hour. Easy peasy.
 
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You got it fitted finally, that's the main thing.: That was always No.1 priority when we moved house, a few times, fit the moggies door!

You are correct regarding the template. First action, BIN-IT!: Next, Measure up, and using a piece of thin cardboard, make one using the impression method, rather like making a cardboard gasket for a carburettor flange.:

Consolation is in making yourself a hand written set of instructions for the next time around. They are stupid things to fit, and if someone says they are easy, could that fellow please replace my cherished Jaguars top, and bottom timing chains and tensioners? Better still, you do the cat-flap mate, I'll sort the Jag! Many Thanks.

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I'll do that Zed

I cut the hole oversize to the template and even that didn't work
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Do you know Snoots... we didn't even get a thankyou from the little Ginger bistard !!

....and it'll sit by the door waiting for you to open it..... rather than use the flap
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I even ended up using super glue on the last one, and I always regarded myself as reasonably competent with sheet metal fabrication and welding, and general automotive stuff. : Staywell's are Ace, crap, cat flaps.! :
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....and it'll sit by the door waiting for you to open it..... rather than use the flap
Yup he was out there for 20 mins yesterday waiting on us to open it and we wouldn't let him in !!
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Or when outside GJ, tap the ruddy thing until YOU push it open so there is no head butting required! We had a pair of gingers from the same litter, and whilst the Tommie would come through the flap like a feline canonball,( he smashed one, no kidding!: ) the female always expected doormans service! She would tap away, until it got on your nerves!
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We have had one of our three hit it so hard on the way in that he ended up wearing it..... heaven knows what was chasing him...
.... and we used to have one who would try to pull it open....
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That's exactly how ours got broken in the first place

We're not sure if it was Jasper that broke it or whatever was chasing him
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Shows how stupidly sentimental she became, after 14 and 17.5 years of owner ship. Both were cremated at that pet crematorium near Royston, and we still have the Dizzie and Tigger's, nameplate engraved caskets, so what happens next? The elder one died about 4 years ago, and as we live near a busy road, we have not replaced them. May do so when we re-locate though.If I go first I reckon the caskets will be finally laid to rest alongside my remains, if it's permitted! She'll try that one on I reckon?:
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When we moved in here, we inherited a ruddy cat flap ( cats ), and locked it shut.

Later on, we heard *thud*

Wossat?

*thud*

Half the bleeding cats on the neighbourhood trying to come through it, smashing their little heads on the perspex.

HA HA little b'stards

Throw stones if they come into MY estate!
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