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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

Free Standing Pet Gate or Wall Mounted Child Gate With Door Can Be Extra Wide Gates Using Extensions

by Barbara 11. July 2012 14:26

Question about the Cardinal Gates Home Safety VersaGate

Q: "I need a gate for a extra wide doorway. I have both dogs and small children. Yet I would like to be able to open a door in the gate rather than step over it. Which gate or gates do you recommend? My dogs are small ones. Thanks. Sheri."

Answer: The Versagate VG-65 won the Child Safety House Calls Pediatricians Childproofing Product Award 2010 for its modular system, quality metal construction and its 24 inch door. Choose from white steel, light oak stained beechwood with metal gate frame or black metal.The VersaGate VG-65 Basic Gate System Features:

  • Door Section with 24 inch gate: 40 inches total width
  • Gate Extensions: 2, each 20 inches wide.
  • Two rubber-coated, stabilizing feet to increase stability and prevent scratching floors. Use two for the wide door section and one for each gate extension. Each foot is 6 inches in diameter and one inch high. The bottom is textured to them less likely to skid on a slick floor surface.
  • For maximum stability, the feet can be mounted to the floor.
  • Gate Height: 30.5 Inches.
  • Bar Spacing: 2.25 Inches.
  • Gate and frame are both made from strong, sturdy steel except in the beechwood gate which is wood with a metal frame.
  • Door Operation: Push red safety button and lift handle 90 degrees upwards. Pull gate to open. Close gate and lower handle back to original postion. Gate will click when locked.
  • Your Cardinal Gate is warranted to be free of manufacturing defects for a period of one year from the date of purchase when used in homes, and according to manufacturers instructions. When used commercially, such as day care centers, the warranty is 90 days.
  • All Cardinal Gates are JPMA certified & adhere to guidelines as set forth by the JPMA & the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The VersaGate VG-65 expands to a maximum of 77.25 inches in width. For each additional 1.25 feet needed (16 inches), add one VG-20 extension.(not included). Or choose the VG-10 (not included) or the VG-40 inch extensions (not included).

For additional stability, attach to side walls for a very stable child gate or dog gate. More effective wall-mounting hardware (vertical hole pattern) means the gate can be removed from the wall without removing the screws. Added feet means the Versagate can be installed in a straight line.  Baseboard shims plus easier mounting to stabilizing feet makes this a great pet gate or child gate for almost any situation.

This has been one of our more popular gates.

Thank you for your questions. If you have more questions, please contact us at sales@safehomeproducts.com or phone us.

Sincerely,

Barbara

 

Childproofing A Home Against the Biggest Home Risks to Children

by Barbara 8. July 2012 06:00

Question about the most common dangers to children in and around homes.

Q: "We have a 6 month old baby, our first. Where should we begin to childproof our home? What are the biggest risks to a toddler or younger child? Thanks. Sue."

Answer: According to the USA Today, July 5, 2012 report, the Consumer Protection Product Safety Commission lists drowning, poisoning and tipping furniture as most common dangers. You may recall the baby crib recall. The cribs our parents used for us and we used for our children and grandchildren can no longer be sold. Remember the double release locks you pushed with your foot and the side dropped?  The Commission received reports and does research to determine which products are safe.

Drowning, poisoning and tipping furniture are considered the most common risks to young children. Cordless window blinds are recommended to reduce risks of strangulation.

The COSC recommends that whatever safety devices you buy for do-it-yourself installation or have installed by handymen or professional childproofers meet voluntary industry standards or are recommended by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.

Common sense tells you that poisons, medications, dishwasher detergent, etc. must be stored in secure places whether that place is a cupboard or a closet.

Here are a few suggestions based upon our customers' purchases:

These are childproofing products that are easily installed and may save the life of your child or grandchild or a visiting child.

Thank you for your questions.

Sincerely,

Barbara