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42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Steel Mesh Pet Gate is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 161.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome dog gate! It's very attractive, not only does it look great, but it works perfectly. I wish I had bought this a long time ago! I may buy another one. I would recommend to anyone wanting to keep their dog in but still have access to the door way. I don't have a cat so the cat door isn't something I've used. It came in perfect condition and with quick delivery.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pet gate After 3 other purchases for a pet gate to contain my 95 pound Bouvier, I found the right one! He is so smart, and escaped from other gates within a day. FINALLY I ordered this attractive gate that is well made and very stable and strong. An added bonus is its height. I highly recommend this pet gate. I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spot On Pet Gate I was having trouble containing my 70 pound half pit/half heeler to the kitchen while I was at work. It seems she just did not like the mailman and would barrel through the little white gate I had, causing chaos. I was careful to read the helpful reviews about this gate and am so glad I ordered it. It is much taller and she doesn't even try to go through or over it. It must be intimidating to her due to how tall it is. Anyway, it works! Not only that but it is darn cute. It looks like a little mini-screen door to me and it is substantially built. Yes, a very small dog or puppy could get through the sides; however, it would have to be a very small dog (extremely tiny.) I am very happy with this purchase. It also arrived in a timely manner and was a breeze to install.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way! I was looking for a gate to contain our cats, so it needed to be higher than most I'd seen. I also wanted a compliment to our Tuscan-style home. This gate is both beautiful and functional.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Gate! After years of having our dachshunds pull down, chew up, and jump over traditional dog gates, we decided to try to find something more permanent and sturdy, but still attractive. We looked into having a custom gate built, but found it to be pretty pricey. However, most metal gates we found were in widths that would not even come close to our doorway's measurements. Our doorframe is 40.75" across, so we were initially sad to think that this gate would be barely too small, but we decided to try to find a solution, and we're so glad we took a chance! This gate is even more beautiful in person and very solid - the website pictures truly don't do it justice. We ended up building 2 columns for each side out of framing studs, trimmed them out to fill the gaps and still be a sturdy brace to support the gate, and painted them to match the other trim in our home. In the end, they make the gate look even more interesting, and we couldn't be happier! Our only regret is that this site doesn't have an option to share photos.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Gate I was so sorry we had to return this beautiful gate. Our doorway is too narrow and that is the only reason. This looks as good in person as it does online and is study. If they ever made one that started a little more narrow, I would buy one immediately.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality, attractive look, worth the money It saves my home from 3 large dogs. that like to run through my home
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tension mount pet gate. We are so happy with the gate. It is so well designed and can be used in several venues in our home. It is easy to install and is so attractive.
Date published: 2016-11-22
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Cat Door Operation

I need a gate to keep my dogs out of a portion of the house so that the cats can have peace and a full food bowl! This gate seems perfect except it appears the cat door only swings one way and auto closes. That's awesome except that once the cat is on the other side, what do they do? Hop the fence? If that is the case, I may as well get a regular old gate. I just don't understand the purpose of the cat door if they can only use it one way. Thank you.
Asked by: ShanaBanana
I do not think that the cat door could be removed without cutting through its hinges using heavy duty power tool as is arrives fully assembled and the hinges of the cat are soldiered together. Removing the cat gate in this fashion would leave sharp edges where the hinges were cut. This would leave the potential for severe (even fatal) injuries to your cat or dog (henceforth referee to as a "cat gate" as I am using the smaller gate for my cat). It may be possible that an iron file would be capable of sanding the sharp edges down. Doing so would invariably leave markings on the area. I expect that this would also be very time consuming and would be difficult to do. We opted to keep the cat door open rather than attempt to remove it.When we installed the gate in our doorframe, we found that that the cat gate would swing partially closed when we opened and close the gate as well as after our tiny (5 lb) cat would walk through it per her tail bumping into the frame of the cat door. The cat door would only close partially such that there was only an inch or two between the two doors. Granted, our cat is older so I believe that the smaller opening confused her, it also made it impossible for her to run though it quickly when our 7momthold (50lb) Goldendoodle would chase her. If you do not have a dog that would be chasing your cat and he or she can be taught to bat the smaller opening enough to go through the cat gate thsi may not be an issue for you. However, if you goal is to keep the cat gate fully open then the partial closure would be a problem as is was for us. To remedy this issue, we placed a black ziptie between the small cat door and main gate to keep the cat door open. The cat door does not sit exactly parallel to the main gateway but the difference is small and close enough to parallel that the difference is not obvious unless you are looking for the slight angle departure. Eyeballing it, I would say that the angle of departure from the main portion of the gate is approximately 15%. The departure from parallel is due to the knob on the cat door being a tiny bit larger than the the hinge on the cat door. When the ziptie is attached inbetween the back of the cat door knob and the decorative curl accents it is not visible from either side unless you are aware of and specifically looking for it. We positioned the end of the ziptie in between the cat door and the main portion of the gate.and then trimmed the the excess length. We used the ziptie rather than a thick string because we felt it was more secure (less apt to slip or beak).and we could obtain a more snug fit using the ziptie. When this occurred, our cat would just stand outside the door as if it were fully closed rather than paw it open. . To remedy the partial door closure issue and keep the cat door completely open, we placed a black ziptie between the small cat door and main gate to keep the cat door open. The cat door does not sit exactly parallel to the main gateway but the difference is small and close enough to parallel that the difference is not obvious unless you are looking for the slight angle departure. Eyeballing it, I would say that the angle of departure from the main portion of the gate is approximately 15%. The departure from parallel is due to the knob on the cat door being a tiny bit larger than the the hinge on the cat door. When the ziptie is attached inbetween the back of the cat door knob and the decorative curl accents it is not visible from either side unless you are aware of and specifically looking for it. We positioned the end of the ziptie in between the cat door and the main portion of the gate.and then trimmed the the excess length. We used the ziptie rather than a thick string because we felt it was more secure (less apt to slip or beak).and we could obtain a more snug fit using the ziptie was appropri We placed a black ziptie between the small cat door and main gate to keep the cat door open. The cat door does not sit exactly parallel to the main gateway but the difference is small and close enough to parallel that the difference is not obvious unless you are looking for the slight angle departure. Eyeballing it, I would say that the angle of departure from the main portion of the gate is approximately 15%. The departure from parallel is due to the knob on the cat door being a tiny bit larger than the the hinge on the cat door. When the ziptie is attached inbetween the back of the cat door knob and the decorative curl accents it is not visible from either side unless you are aware of and specifically looking for it. We positioned the end of the ziptie in between the cat door and the main portion of the gate.and then trimmed the the excess length. We used the ziptie rather than a thick string because we felt it was more secure (less apt to slip or beak).and we could obtain a more snug fit using the ziptie. That said., I would caution you not to over tighten the ziptie on the off chance (unlikely as the gate is quite sturdy) that it would mar the gate itself. This gate is fantastic despite the tiny bit of time it takes to secure the smaller gate in a fully open position. In fact, I had returned to this page to buy a second gate. Off to do so now! I hope that helps!
Answered by: LexiTwist
Date published: 2017-04-15

What gauge is the wire mesh?

I have two stafford shires and need to know the gauge of the wire mesh.
Asked by: KimT
It's hard steel mesh - not just screen material. I don't know the thickness of the steel wire itself, but the holes in it are just under 1/4 inch square, so there's not really any way to bite it or get a good grab on it. Our dachshunds are total escape artists, and this is the first gate that has ever held up to them. Good luck!
Answered by: EdyQ
Date published: 2017-04-15

Does the homeowner have to physically open the cat door?

I understand that the cat door has a latch. Does the homeowner have to unlatch the cat door to allow a cat to go in or out? Most healthy adult cats can easily jump over a 42" barrier, but if you chose to include cat gate, shouldn't the cat be able to "let himself out?" (In my opinion, a cat door should open when the cat pushes on it from either direction, because the gate itself is not a barrier to most cats; even a kitten should be able to climb over using the mesh)
Asked by: doxymo
There is a latch on one side, which can be left unlatched.
Answered by: JeannieMarie
Date published: 2016-09-10

Can this gate be mounted on wall?

I have used several tension-mount gates and I'm done with them. I need one I can mount on wall. Please advise. Thank you.
Asked by: Elphie
Yes, this mounts to the walls. It is very secure with the added tension pushing into the mounts.
Answered by: JAScat
Date published: 2016-12-03

How secure is the latching mechanism?

Can you tell me where the latch is located, and how it works? My 18 lb French bulldog/pug mix has escaped from another pen I have that has a latching mechanism that opens by lightly lifting and pushing or pulling the gate door.
Asked by: avalonlight
The last is at the very top of the gate. It is very convenient and you simply slide the lever smoothly back to open it. I don't see how an 18 pound dog could reach it in any way to dislodge it.
Answered by: teacherluvsfrontgate
Date published: 2017-03-23

Would this product work as a baby gate? We want to block our crawling baby from the cat food & litter area, but not block the cats.

Asked by: webcollins
I would be wary of a crawling baby or toddler getting their head stuck in the cat door....
Answered by: jemstar2
Date published: 2013-10-21

Wall To Wall is 37.5"

Will this gate fit an area that measures 37.5" wall to wall?
Asked by: Anonymous
I did exactly what you said I added a stained board to solve that problem I had a real problem finding one to keep my 3 lb yorkie in she could get through all the other gates
Answered by: Bamagail
Date published: 2017-02-10

How wide are the slats on the sides? I have a 2 pound escape artist and need small slats.

Asked by: Squirrelfriend
The main bars are only 1/2" apart, so it would just depend how far out the tension screws need to be to fit your opening. That would likely be the widest gap.
Answered by: EdyQ
Date published: 2017-04-15

What width opening does this fit?

The description on the web page states "Easily installs in doorways that are 33.5"-37.5" wide", but the assembly instructions state "This product fits opening from 32.5''to 36.5''wide.Do not place the product outside this range." My opening is 37.0" wide.
Asked by: Elleanor
Our doorway is 40.75" wide. We built 2 columns our of framing studs trimmed with moulding and painted to match the other trim on our house. These allowed for a solid installation and helped full the gaps on the sides, because we have small dogs that are escape artists, plus they made the already beautiful gate look even more custom. Wish the website had an option to post photos...sorry!
Answered by: EdyQ
Date published: 2017-04-15

Is it possible to purchase expand

Is it possible to purchase additional side piece to attach to expand to 45 inches wide. Would it work if I bought 2 gates and used pieces from 2nd one? Thank you Ilene
Asked by: iklein1
There are no side pieces available, and it's really almost all one piece, vs. needing assembly, so there wouldn't be an easy way to take anything off of a 2nd one - it's far too sturdy! However, our doorway is 40.75" wide. We built 2 columns our of framing studs trimmed with moulding and painted to match the other trim on our house. These allowed for a solid installation and helped full the gaps on the sides, because we have small dogs that are escape artists, plus they made the already beautiful gate look even more custom. Wish the website had an option to post photos...sorry!
Answered by: EdyQ
Date published: 2017-04-15

Is it possible to use hardware to mount this gate?

I have several large dogs (100+ pounds each) who are used to jumping up and putting their front paws on the top of the (very ugly) hardware mounted gate we have. I would love to upgrade to an attractive gate such as this but I can't see a tension mounted gate working for my dogs because of this reason. Is there any way to mount this gate to the door using hardware?
Asked by: LeoLover
I mounted my gate using some 2 x 4s to reduce the opening to ensure that the tension mounts were very strong. This is a great gate, plus I mounted the gate ABOVE the baseboard as my dog is too big to escape under it.
Answered by: Tennisgirl371
Date published: 2017-04-16

Description shows width 33.5"-37.5", does the measurement include the tension bumpers? Our doorway is 33.5" exactly.

Asked by: CadeM
I am guessing tou would not have to wind the adjusters out to far, I have a 36 in door so I had to wind the out pretty far which caused the bigger gap btween the wall and frame This mad me have to put a board in between mine to keep my puppy in
Answered by: Bamagail
Date published: 2016-09-14

our door is 32 inches wide, thus, this gate will not fi??

Asked by: doglover99
It will fit fine
Answered by: mainedogowner
Date published: 2016-07-23

What is the height of item 46128?

In the catalog I just received the height is shown as 33 3/4" but on the web sight it is indicated as 42". Which is correct.? Does it come in two different heights?
Asked by: Anonymous
mine arrived and was 42"
Answered by: Dichelle
Date published: 2014-10-19

Can this gate be used on stairs

I have several cats and I want to keep them from going upstairs in my home.
Asked by: Chloe4631
The gate has to be mounted correctly before the latch will stay closed. If you can create enough tension using a stair rung and the wall, (or whatever you will be attaching it to) then I think it would be perfect!
Answered by: jemstar2
Date published: 2013-10-21

Size if kitty door

I want to know how large the cat door is. I have a pug that I need to keep out but a grown cat that I want to have access. Can the pug (just your standard pug) fit through the opening?
Asked by: Javasnob
my 3 lb yorkie and my sister 4 lb Havashire can get through it easy
Answered by: Bamagail
Date published: 2016-03-19

Does this 42 inch meat gate come in wider widths? I need it to be at least 52 inches

Asked by: Lender
It is 42" TALL not wide.
Answered by: ITSALLGOOD
Date published: 2013-10-21

Are you planning on having this exact type of door gate for doorways that are only 32 inches wide?

I need the door gate that opens and the cat door because I have a 90 pound lab-mix and 2 cats and I must keep the dog away from the cat's food and litter and I have issues that make climbing over a .gate too hard
Asked by: cache
This is not an answer but a second request to have this gorgeous gate in a smaller size. I have purchased the 42" and ABSOLUTELY love it. We have another home we wish to use this in but all the doors are smaller. Do hope you heed this request!
Answered by: dmartin336
Date published: 2017-02-10

Gaps on the side of extended gate?

My doorway is 36 inches wide. I have seen previous reviewers mention that when gate is fully extended, there is room on either side for cats to squeeze through. How much space can I expect on the sides if the gate is extended to fit my 36 inch doorway? My 18 pound French bulldog/pug mix is an escape artist and I've had a hard time finding ways to contain her!
Asked by: avalonlight
Gaps are only 1/4 to 1/3 inch between the slats.
Answered by: Joy56
Date published: 2013-11-26

Can the cat door be secured so a dog cannot push it open?

Asked by: AussieMom
I was thinking of using the twist tie that came with the gate to secure the cat door. Twist and cut short on the outside to prevent pet scrathes... I think my cat might learn to play with the lever and simply lift it up and don't trust just that latch. Give that a try!
Answered by: jemstar2
Date published: 2013-10-21

Is this gate available without the cat door?

We will be using it to keep a cat out. Also, how easy is it to open the gate? One hand operation? Thanks
Asked by: klgiov
It is just a lever to open and shut the cat door, you can do it with one hand.
Answered by: GradyT
Date published: 2017-05-06

WOULD LIKE TO KEEP 2 SIX MONTH OLD KITTENS UP STAIRS AND NOT RACE TO DOOR AT BOTTOM AND TRY AND GET OUT! ANY HELPFUL HINTS.

Asked by: HETCH
Thank you for your interest in the 42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Steel Mesh Pet Gate. This may keep cats away from your door if they are still too young to climb or jump it as the small door can be latched. However, we do not recommend placing this gate at the top of a staircase; it should only be placed at the bottom.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-03-01

I would need to place the gate at the bottom of a staircase and need to have the door push out (away from me). Is that possible?

Asked by: KateCor
Thank you for your interest in the 42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Steel Mesh Pet Gate. This gate can be set up facing either direction allowing the gate to open from the side you choose.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2017-05-23

The force of the hinge spring causes the gate to become unattached from the wall.

I have had this gate installed for 3 weeks. The spring hinge is VERY strong, and sometimes gets out of one's hand, when closing it (or one's hands are full). This causes, over time, the gate to un-attach from it's pressure-attached screws on the edges. Causing the gate to either fall off, or to become diagonally/obliquely askew. Has anyone else had this problem? And how did you solve it? (the door frame it is attached to is high gloss paint, if that makes any difference.)
Asked by: Joy56
Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. The knobs for the Tension-mount Dual Door Pet Gate should have rubber pads on the ends to prevent the gate from slipping once it has been mounted. If you continue to experience issues, please contact our Product Specialists at 800-537-8484 for further assistance.
Answered by: JHFrontgateService
Date published: 2013-11-29

How wide is this product? I am looking for a gate for an opening of only 27 inches. Do you have anything that will work for such a small opening?

Thank you in advance. Helene
Asked by: Charlierose
Thank you for your interest in the 42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Gate. The gates width ranges from 33-1/2"-37-1/2"W. We do offer the 20"H Freestanding Barrier(item 30191) that has a width ranging from 27"-40"W.
Answered by: MZFrontgateService
Date published: 2013-10-21

My door is 30 inch. Would this work in that area?

Asked by: Elia
Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. The Tension-mount Dual Door Pet Gate requires an opening that is at least 33.5" wide. Unfortunately, this gate would be too wide for your doorway.
Answered by: JHFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-05-29

Can this used outdoors on a porch?

Asked by: Noahwade
Thank you for your interest in the 42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Steel Mesh Pet Gate. This item is recommend for indoor use only.
Answered by: JLFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-12-22

I had the same issue as the previous question. Do you anticipate this product or something similar coming out soon in the 34" height?

I have seen Item 30193, but would like to get an expanding tension gate, 34" in height that is a little more decrative like the mesh gate.
Asked by: StephJ
We appreciate your interest in this item. Unfortunately, we do not anticipate receiving a similar item as this one in a smaller size. However, we do offer our 34”H Expandable Free-standing Mesh Pet Gate, item 42955, which may be a suitable alternative. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Answered by: KMFrontgateService
Date published: 2013-10-21

Can this gate be easily painted? I need a white one.

Asked by: bgskie
The 42"H Tension-mount Dual Door Steel Mesh Pet Gate can be painted.
Answered by: MLRFrontgateService
Date published: 2016-07-25

What is the shortest width door this will fit in?

We have a door that is 32" wide and love the way this gate looks but don't know if it would fit the width of our door.
Asked by: oldharley
Thank you for your interest in Frontgate. The minimum width to install the 42"H Tension Mount Pet Gate is 33.5 inches.
Answered by: JHFrontgateService
Date published: 2013-10-26
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