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With cold winds blowing and a blizzard on the way, I needed to do something about the drafty dog door. They constantly go in & out, and I didn't want to just close off the door just because of the cold air. The only thing I could think of, was a double door porch. It doesn't look real good, but maybe when the winter is over, I can build something better. I'll see if it's worth the trouble if this blizzard hits us, but I think it's helping already.

It didn't take the hounds long to figure out that there are two doors.

 

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What a neat idea. I'm sure that it will really help. That lovely forcast is supposed to hit us with freezing rain then lots of snow. Looks like winter is on its way. Stay warm.
 

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A friend has a doghouse built around the dog door. :)
 

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A nice lady on the daily drool suggested "double-flapping" a door. I love what you've done! It makes wonderful sense. Kind of their own mud room.

What is the outside flap made of? Did you have to buy another dog door kit?

Thanks for posting!

Tami
 

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you should put a heavy-dutydoormat in there so they can wipe their pawsies on the way into the house. And maybe a mister to spritz them with doggie parfum in case they got into something they shouldn't have while outside. :p
I put a dog door going from my house into my garage, then another going from the garage outside, to try to avoid the draft. Plus, if I need to (which I rarely do), I can shut them out of the house and they still have protection from the elements.
 

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What is the outside flap made of? Did you have to buy another dog door kit?[/b]
Actually, I found a 1/4" thick plastic cutting board that was just the right size. I had to replace the main dog door flap last summer, when they chewed the original one up. I like the plastic board, because it's smooth and it's strong.
 
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