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Robear

03:40PM | 09/16/03
Member Since: 09/15/03
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I want to replace my exterior sliders with french doors. I require a pet door for my cats. The door I am interested in purchasing is a set of steel doors that have tempered glass. Is there any way to cut the tempered glass to allow for a cat door???

k2

04:31PM | 09/16/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
For what it's worth, second-hand information: I have heard it said by a glass-man, that NOBODY can cut tempered glass. Unless someone else can authoratively state to the contrary, I'd lean towards a door that doesn't have it (e.g., wood lower panel?). Or perhaps one with small 'lites'--where one can be changed out for the pet door.

[This message has been edited by k2 (edited September 17, 2003).]

Piffin

04:19PM | 09/20/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
tempered glass can not be cut. The plate is cut first and then tempered. Doors must have tempered glass for safety

What you will need is to buy a door made with "true divided lites" Then you can replace on of them with a pet egress.
Weathershield or Marvin makes them. There may be others.

Another option is to place the pet door in a wall near the door. That would be my choice.

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