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Installation instructions

This section shows you the steps for installing the kennels. Please be sure to read the kennel and the site prep sections before you begin.

Product overview

The LEE kennel consists of the following parts as applicable for your installation. The diagram shows a typical 4'x6' kennel that is 6' high.

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Assembly overview

The The HDPE (high-density polyethylene) panels and connectors are designed to be hygienic, so there are no nuts or bolts connecting the panels. The panels are set onto inverted T tracks, which you attach to the floor using a sealant. The bottom of the panels have a V channel that sits on the inverted floor T track. The sides of the panels have a channel for the 3-way or 4-way connectors. The panels are connected to each other using HDPE connectors that slide into grooves on the side of each panel. The gate is connected to the side panels with two cap bolts and and bolted to the floor with two concrete bolts.

The steps to complete the installation are:

Gathering the required tools and hardware

The tools and hardware you need to have on hand for the installation are:

Preparing for installation:

Upon receipt of the kennel, be sure to inspect the materials for shipment damage.

  1. Clean the floor prior to installation per sealant instructions. (Sealant is included in the hardware kit.)
  2. You may need to coat the connectors with vegetable oil to ease insertion into the side and back panels, see steps 2 and 9 in the Installing wall-backed kennels and steps 3 and 5 in the Installing kennel-backed kennels sections below.
  3. Lay out the facility:
    • Using a chalk line, lay out the kennels per your configured layout as shown in the quotation.
    • Check walls for obstructions that would interfere with any kennel or anything that's been changed since the layout was configured.
kennel layout

Your kennels may be backed by a wall or be back-to-back with another row of kennels, or you may have a mixture.

In the illustration, the kennels along the wall are considered wall-backed kennels and are mounted to the wall. The kennels in the center of the room are kennel-backed kennels and share the rear panel with the kennel behind it.

Follow the appropriate instructions for wall-backed kennels or kennel-backed kennels.

 

Installing wall-backed kennels:

Start the installation with the kennel that is to be located the furthest from the entrance to the kennel area.

  1. Apply sealant to the bottom of the 6' floor T-track and place the T-track along the center line of the kennel.
  2. Drive the 6' length with angled bottom into the into the routed slot at the back of the panel using a rubber mallet.
  3. Place the panel over the T-track on the floor and align the 3-way connector perpendicular to the T-track and vertically level.
  4. Secure the 3-way connector to the wall with appropriate customer-supplied wall screws by drilling through the edges of the connector.
  5. Install gate by placing the right gate post with the extruding fin into the 1/8" slot in the front (4' side) of the panel.

    This step requires two people: one to hold the panel vertical and another to install the gate in place while the next step is completed.

  6. Drill through the hole in the base of the gate frame into the floor, assuming it is concrete, using the customer-provided 5/16" drill bit.
  7. Secure the gate:
    • If this kennel is in a corner, secure the gate to the wall by drilling and bolting through 1/2" holes in gate panel to the wall, using the appropriate customer-provided wall-mount screws.
    • If this kennel is not against a facility wall and is the first unit from the left in a row, you need to secure a separate gate post into the floor by drilling and securing with the provided cap bolt.
  8. Install two cap bolts and nuts between post and gate frame. Leave bolts hand tightened.
  9. Install a 2' x 6' dog-bone panel on top of the installed divider panel by pressing the panel down along the 3-way connector until it rests on the channel at the top of the wall divider panel.
  10. Hand-tighten one cap bolt and nut to secure the gate to the cut-out panel

Repeat these steps for each kennel until the row of kennels is complete, then align gates and dog-bone panels. and tighten bolts.

Installing kennel-backed kennels

  1. Apply sealant to the bottom of the 6' floor T-track and install it on the 6' center line of the kennel.
  2. Apply sealant to the bottom of the 4' floor T-track and install it on the line across the back of the kennel, aligning the angles.
  3. Install the 3-way or 4-way connector (depending on whether the kennel is on a corner) and drive it into the routed slot at the back of the panel using a rubber mallet.
  4. Position the gate panel onto chalk line and drill floor bolt hole into the concrete, using concrete bit. Install bolt and tighten bolts.
  5. Install a 2' x 6' dog-bone panel on top of the installed divider panel by pressing the panel down along the 3-way connector until it rests on the channel at the top of the wall divider panel.
  6. If this kennel is not supported by a facility wall and is the first unit in a row from the left, you will also need to place a gate post into the floor by drilling securing the concrete floor bolt.

Repeat these steps for each kennel until a row of kennels is complete, then align gates and dog-bone panels, and tighten bolts.

Preparing for four-legged visitors

To finish your installation, you may want to provide the following for ease of use for your staff and the comfort of your canine guests – water and food bowls, toys, chew toys, a raised bed, and a clip board or tray for attaching a pet's paperwork to the gate.

Congratulations on installing LEE kennels for a clean, comfortable environment for the pets housed in your facility!

 

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