Steps // How to Install a Dog Door in an Afternoon2×Find the Best Location Step Two // How to Install a Dog Door in an AfternoonFind the Best Location Cut an inspection hole in the drywall near the center of where you want the door to go. Stick in a straightened coat hanger to locate any studs. Here, an outlet box cutout showed where one stud was. Rest the door template’s bottom edge on the floor, check it for level, and tape the template to the wall in a stud-free spot, if possible.
SAND Time-honored and cheap, it easily turns a slippery surface into a secure one. Keep it in a bucket near the door and spread it often, as it tends to thin out in high-traffic areas. Just sweep it away come spring. WOOD ASH This nonskid substance is free and readily available if you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove. To keep from tracking it inside, use it on less-trafficked areas. Its dark hue hastens melting when the sun comes out.
Block the cord. Every garage door opener has a cord that, when pulled, disconnects the segmented door from the chain, or belt, so you can manually lift it in an emergency. Burglars can yank this cord from outside by fishing a coat hanger between the top of the door and the trim. Keep them from reaching the rope with a small steel plate screwed to the belt, like Garage Shield, shown. Add padlocks inside.
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