Polecat Install

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

1 Connector
1 Bush
1 Drill Bit
2 Foam Feet
1 Glue Sachet

You may need an extra pair of hands to install your Hicat® plus a step ladder, tape measure, pencil & a drill that can hold a 12mm bit

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After unpacking your Hicat® give the unit a good vacuum to remove any loose fibres


Install the short end of the ceiling connector in the top of the Hicat®


Remove cat

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Once you’ve decided on the position mark-up a centre hole on the ceiling


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Drill a hole at the centre mark at least 20mm deep using the drill bit & insert the bush into the ceiling - apply a dab of glue to the bush (literally a drop spread around the outside of the shaft & around the collar) before you insert it to help keep it in place over time


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With the seam facing away from you & keeping the Hicat® as vertical as possible lift the unit lift the unit & locate the connector into the bush


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Remove cat



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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After the Hicat® is installed the connector should extend into the bush 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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Remove cat

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Make sure the Hicat® is plumb



Remove cat

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Remember to give your unit a quick check over from time-to-time to make sure that the connector is correctly engaged & the unit is stable before allowing your cat to play on it



If your Hicat® is installed on a hard smooth floor & moves during boisterous play stick the foam pads onto the feet to stop any unwanted movement

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We love hearing from customers & their cats on what they think of their Hicat® so feel free to get in touch & send a piccie or two