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Cat Flap - help!

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FushandChups Tue 18-Nov-14 20:16:41

Was going to install a cat flap tonight and despite plumping for a non magnetic one for various reasons, the instructions imply it should have magnets..

There are none in the packaging and according to the product description, it doesn't have them but I obviously can't look to fit it if it should, iykwim hmm

Cat flap owners - do all flaps have a sort of magnetic seal to keep draughts out? Or have Argos sold me the wrong item - twice (as had to take the first one back as it had a tunnel I didn't bloody need.. and actually had magnets!)

Cannot describe how angry I am as the shop is now shut so can do bugger all when all I want to do is shout at them. ..

bonzo77 Tue 18-Nov-14 20:56:44

my cat flap has magnets to stop the wind blowing it open. But not a magnetic system with a special magnet on a collar to let the cat use it IYKWIM. When she goes through the flap she just sort of presses the door open and the magnets release. HTH

bonzo77 Tue 18-Nov-14 20:58:54

its this one.

FushandChups Tue 18-Nov-14 21:00:00

Now I'm really confused. There is a seal all the way round the flap (is that like yours, Beano?) and the instructions mention putting a magnet on the collar.. but there aren't any magnets in the packaging and now I'm wondering if I should fit it.

FushandChups Tue 18-Nov-14 21:01:10

How funny - that's the one I have, only not deluxe! Right, I'm fitting it...! I think confused

FushandChups Tue 18-Nov-14 22:04:59

And its fitted grin and my lovely cat is in and out already! Will very soon be in for the night but I just know he is going to be such a happier cat!! Hooray grin

FushandChups Tue 18-Nov-14 22:55:53

He's back all snuggled on my lap, very content!

Must admit I felt very powerful wielding the jigsaw - first real DIY I have ever done (other than a couple of toilet seats, picture hooks and some flat packed furniture) and very satisfying it was too! I want to saw some more stuff grin

thecatneuterer Wed 19-Nov-14 00:03:45

Well done you! I'm sure he appreciates your efforts.

bonzo77 Wed 19-Nov-14 09:50:50

Pleased you got it sorted. So nice to be rid of the cat litter tray.

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