My wife demands that I install a cat flap in the self closing fire door
between the kitchen and the garage. I am adamant that this would defeat
regulations that specifies a door of this type be fitted between garage
and house, and if we came to sell the house we would have to replace
the door. But what do I know I'm just trying to get out of doing it
Can anyone play the part of referee?
I share your scepticism but to be fair they're not really selling a fire proof
catflap, they're selling protection for an opening to which you can fit a cat
flap. That said I wouldn't breach a fire door in that sort of location for any
purpose, I regard intumescent products as a supplement to proper, tough
fire protection and not something to use as the first line.
Don't do it.
Instead, put a cat flap in the garage door set to 'exit only'. Then put a
cat flap in your front/back door. If that is not possible, put a hole
through the wall and put the flap on the outside. A friend of mine did this
and it workd very well with her two very fat cats.
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