Tomcat & Fatcat Wall Fixing Kit Install

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

1 Fixing Block
2 Fixing Screws
2 Fixing Plugs
1 Connecting Bolt
1 Washer (plus a spare)
1 Drill Bit
3 Neoprene Spacers

Installing your Hicat® will be easier if you have an extra pair of hands & you'll need a step ladder, medium size cross headed screwdriver, tape measure, pencil & a drill - if you have a stud/joist sensor this will also be useful & if fixing into masonry you may need a specialist drill bit

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

 

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Remove cat

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Install the Wall Fixing Kit to the wall towards the top of the Hicat® making sure you've avoided obstructions & that when installed the internal shelves & features of the unit don't interfere with the Wall Fixing Kit

NB also remember that if you are fitting a Hicatch toy that you will need to factor this in to the positioning of the Wall Fixing Kit

 

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The supplied Fixing Plugs are universal & suitable for fixing into plasterboard, timber or masonry - installing into plasterboard will give a secure fixing & you can also secure through plasterboard into a stud or joist

 

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Remove cat

 

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Rotate the Hicat® so the access holes are facing in the desired direction making sure the unit is plumb - if you have an uneven floor you can use the enclosed neoprene spacers to level out the unit where required.

Tip - it’s best to try out the different thickness spacers by just sliding them under the feet to start with to get the unit level then once you’re happy with the rotation & setting out, unscrew the feet, add the spacers & re-attached the feet.

 

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Hold the fixing block in its installed position & mark-up along the top edge of the fixing block then unscrew the fixing bracket & use this as a guide to mark-up the fixing holes on the wall

 

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Drill the fixing holes making sure they are at least 55mm deep into the wall & then install the fixing plugs into the holes

 

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Screw the fixing bracket on to the wall with the fixing block face-up then re-attach the fixing block to the fixing bracket

 

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Remove cat

 

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Next mark-up & fix the Hicat® to the fixing block by drilling a hole in the unit where the fixing block will attach - mark the height of the fixing block connecting hole on the Hicat® then use the drill bit to make a hole through the unit

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It’s best to make the hole between the ribs of the carpet & be very careful not to snag & pull the strands when drilling as this can badly ladder the carpet - making a small cut across the spot where you are drilling to cut strands will help stop this from happening

Tip - after drilling the hole release the drill bit leaving it in the hole & use it to guide the screw through the hole from inside the Hicat®

 

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Install the connecting bolt from inside the Hicat® making sure that the washer is fitted between the knob & the inside surface of the unit - the spare washer can be used as a handy make shift screwdriver

 

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Remove cat

 

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Remember to give your Hicat® a quick check over from time-to-time to make sure that the fixing block is secure & the unit is stable before allowing your cat to play on it

 

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Playtime…

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