Polecat Install

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

2 Connectors
2 Bushes
1 Drill Bit

You may need an extra pair of hands to install your Hicat® plus a step ladder, tape measure, pencil & a drill that can hold an 11mm bit

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

 
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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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Once you’ve decided on the position mark-up two holes on the ceiling at 70mm centres - a tip for setting out the ceiling holes is to mark-up the 70mm centres on a strip of masking tape & then stick this to the ceiling
 

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Drill two holes at the centre marks at least 20mm deep using the drill bit & insert the bushes into the ceiling - adding a dab of glue to the bushes before you insert them will also help keep them in place over time

 

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Remove cat

 

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Install the ceiling connectors in the top of the Hicat® & with the seam facing away from you & keeping the Hicat® as vertical as possible lift the unit & locate the connectors into the bushes

 

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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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Remove cat

 

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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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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

 

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

  

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Playtime