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Self-Cleaning Litter Box Modification... This may be a first on LJ"s

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Project by woodshaver (Tony) posted 11-06-2015 10:31 PM 3032 views 4 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Auto Litter Box unit sits on a base/box w/wheels on the bottom.
The catch all plastic drawer (plastic bag lined) slides in under the black drop shoot for a sung fit.
The black shoot sits on a gasket to seal it to the box (no odor escapes). The top entry door has a gasket and after the rake dumps the litter down the shoot the door closes and seals keeping the odors from escaping.
With this system we only need to clean the catch box once a week even go a few day’s longer if necessary and it’s odor free! Makes life a little easier!

Link to the Chute you can buy that replaces the waste tray.

Here’s a link to a short video to show how it works.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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#1 posted 11-06-2015 10:50 PM

And with the lid your cat has some privacy. Nice job.
Now do you have a gadget that will walk my dog?

-- PER Larry

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 10:52 PM

No doubt that’s a handy thing to have! Ingenious.

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 11:22 PM

What a COOL innovation!

Idea: Develop a shelf, when pressed down, will bring the rake forward to dump the solids, etc., then slide back in place… and when done, drop some cat candy into a small tray… The cat will learn to get on the shelf, to make it happen, then get’s the reward when it get’s off… That would be FULL Automation! :) :) LOL

Very nice…

Could have used something like this about 25 years ago…

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 11:41 PM

Not a cat person at all but that is a great solution you came up with. Fantastic!

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 11:45 PM

+1 Drewpy, not familiar with cat stuff, but glad you got something to help out cleaning up! Can u make one for dog dirt in the backyard?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 11:54 PM

I taught my Golden Retriever and my Yorkie to go in a box.

Poor little yorkie would almost scream when he felt it coming on and he would leave a trail to the litter box.
When he got older, he had no problem at all, even when he got Parvo. He made it to the box up until two days before he died.


+1 Drewpy, not familiar with cat stuff, but glad you got something to help out cleaning up! Can u make one for dog dirt in the backyard?

- Tooch


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 11-06-2015 11:56 PM

Awesome work! I am going to share it on Facebook!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 11-07-2015 12:01 AM

Thank Larry, Maybe a drone to walk you dog Larry? LOL!

Thanks Earl, This is so much better than the little tray’s that come with this unit. They get filled up fast. No need to buy those anymore!

Thanks Joe. You do have some good ideas there. My Molly would love you for that suggestion!

Thanks Drew! This is our fist cat, We were a dog family until Teddy passed. Then a friend passed away and Molly needed a home.

Thanks Tooch! This works so well it’s no effort at all. Cats are easy with this Auto system!

Thanks Dallas. Sorry to here about your pup. I should post a video on how it works.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 11-07-2015 12:35 AM

How it work >link<

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#10 posted 11-07-2015 01:30 AM

With five cats I may need more then one! One is actually named Molly. A rescue cat, stray, that just showed up. Very nice design and clean.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#11 posted 11-07-2015 02:31 AM

I’m all for ideas that make life easier. Good thinking on this. This is why we need more shop time.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 11-07-2015 02:32 AM

Hey Tony!

Now that I see how it works, (which is super cool) you could make that modification to teach your cat(s) to push a button to start the process… then, have a switch that is switched UPON Return from doing the task, to feed the candy!

Mostly electrical… Connect from the original sw. to add the additional sw. for Cat Control… Then, setup the special custom gismo in back that would sense Time for Feeding part of it…

It would be a Fun electrical project too! Easier than first imagined… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#13 posted 11-07-2015 02:44 AM

Thanks Jeff! I think this Litter Maid would make life a little easier with 5 cats to tend to.

Thanks Dave! I think it’s just natural for us woodworkers to come up with good ideas.

Thanks Joe.. This Litter box has a motion sensor in it and it run by it self. After the cat leaves the box the rake automatically starts after 10 minutes.
No need to push that button to activate it. I just activated the rake for the video demo.
Molly is always hungry she would never stop pushing that button if I taught her how to get food or treats. But I like the way you think! :)

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#14 posted 11-07-2015 02:49 AM

I put in a “CAT” door, no cleaning need now.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#15 posted 11-07-2015 02:59 AM

LOL!
Doug,
Our Molly is so darn timid she runs back in if she see the leaves on a tree moving. She’s a big scaredy-cat!

Meet Molly!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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