Polecat Install

Units come complete with an installation pack that contains the following:

1 Adjustable Foot
1 Foam Pad (plus spare)
2 Connectors
2 Bushes
1 Drill Bit

You may need an extra pair of hands to install your Hicat® plus a step ladder, tape mesure, pencil & a drill that can hold a 10mm bit

 

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1 Install the two connectors into the two outer inserts at one end of the Hicat® & the foot in to the
middle insert at the other - if you are installing the
unit on a smooth hard floor stick a foam pad on to the foot

 

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2  When thinking about where to position your Hicat® remember that there is a seam, which is
best rotated to the back of the Hicat® once installed - the connectors are set out at a 90° axis to this seam so please bear this in mind when deciding on the position of your Hicat®

 

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3  Next mark-up two holes on the ceiling at 80mm centres

 

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4  Drill two holes at the centre marks at least 20mm deep using the drill bit & insert the bushes into the ceiling - you may need to open up the holes slightly by hand using the drill bit if the bushes are too tight
to install

 

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5  Remove cat

 

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6  With the seam facing away from you & keeping the Hicat® as vertical as possible lift the unit & locate the connectors into the bushes - it may be helpful to have someone on a step ladder to guide the Hicat® into position while you manoeuvre it

 

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7  Remove cat

 

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8  After the Hicat® is installed the connectors should extend into the bushes by at least 10mm - as a visual check the gap between the top of the Hicat® & ceiling should be 20mm or less after installation

 

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9  Remove cat

 

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10  If the gap between the ceiling & Hicat® is more than 20mm raise the unit by turning the foot
clockwise - this can be done while the unit is
installed by carefully lifting the Hicat® then adjusting the foot

 

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11  Make sure the Hicat® is plumb & that the connectors & foot are secure before allowing  your cat to play on the unit

 

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12  Remove cat

 

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13  Give your Hicat® a good vacuum to remove any loose fibres & remember to give your unit a quick check over from time-to-time to make sure that the connectors are correctly engaged, the foot is secure & the unit is stable

 

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14  the base of your Hicat® moves on hard flooring during boisterous play remove the foam pad from the foot & fix the spare foam pad to the floor directly under the foot

 

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15  Playtime