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Project by WaltGarrison posted 10-02-2011 03:24 AM 12319 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you’re gonna have cats… I saw variations of this on You Tube and put together this plan. We have two cats and getting the litter boxes “outside” literally meant that we could reclaim a room for a guest bedroom and my wife’s craft room. The screened floor knocks the litter off their feet before coming back in. That and the front roof line has 1.5” high venting across the front to keep the heat down and drafts the smells out.

-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.





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Routerisstillmyname

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 03:37 AM

Super idea. Awesome job.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Dan M

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 03:51 AM

Not really a cat person but I do like the idea… is that a Boxer in pic #4?

I’ve got two myself…

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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jarheadtech

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 04:07 AM

We used to have 2 cats and the litter box was in the laundry room. I had planed on building an outdoor litter shead kind of like yours but the cats became fatily ill. : ( :( So I have to put this project off untill we are able to get more cats. I like the screan on the bottom, great idea.

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sgtq

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 04:17 AM

What kind of sealant do you use for the access hole? does it seal as they come back in or go out?

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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devann

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 04:26 AM

What a good idea. I don’t much care for cats in the house. Glad my ex never saw anything like this or we would of had a house cat.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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WaltGarrison

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 04:34 AM

Dan M- Yes, that Boxer is our Karina (Amazing dogs.) sgtq- that is just a Home Depot purchased pet door. It swings in or out but stays closed when not used; about $20. Sorry to hear that jarheadtech- we had three cats but lost one this past January.

-- WLG- Experience is what you got when you didn't get what you wanted.

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Skylark53

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 04:53 AM

Great idea.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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sgtq

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#8 posted 10-02-2011 05:19 AM

Thanks for the getback Walt, this is an awesome Idea and exactly the solution I’ve been looking for too my wifes cats.

-- There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America. ~William J. Clinton

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#9 posted 10-02-2011 02:07 PM

What a cool idea!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#10 posted 10-02-2011 02:25 PM

How does the whole thing fare in the winter?

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SamuelP

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#11 posted 10-02-2011 05:14 PM

What does it look like from the inside?

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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Vicki

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#12 posted 10-02-2011 05:46 PM

Brilliant idea. They are lucky kitties. I see they can enjoy some safe ‘outdoor’ time as well.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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Sodabowski

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#13 posted 10-03-2011 09:02 AM

Kitteh palace of rainbows! :D I love the idea, plus the screened floor is very clever.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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dubsaloon

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#14 posted 10-04-2011 10:47 AM

I LOVE IT! That is a smart man’s Idea. I’d a never thunk of it.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Ken90712

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#15 posted 10-04-2011 04:13 PM

Great idea,always the one thing I did not like about cats was the litter box. Nice solution.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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