Fitting an automatic door opener to an Omlet Cube

Automatic door opener for Omlet Cube

Horizontal sliding doors have always been a problem when trying to fit an automatic door opener.  There once was a door opener called “the Pullit automatic door opener” specifically designed for these door but, unfortunately, it’s no longer in production.

The solution is to fit a vertical sliding door that replaces or covers the existing door.  If you have a wooden coop the modification are fairly easy but the omlet cube coops are a particular problem – although very popular they all have horizontal doors.

To mount one on an Omlet cube you need to mount a door and an automatic door opener on a wooden frame that can be attached over the existing door.

Here is a video of how someone has modified their cube:

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The only thing we’d really do differently would be to mount the actual automatic door lower down to make the installation a bit more compact.  There are a couple of ways to do this which we have detailed in a previous blog on fitting an automatic door opener where height is limited.  This would be our preferred method as it keeps the motor within the height of the door so there isn’t bits sticking out the top. as long as the door slides easily, which it should do with a metal sliding door, the door will lift from the bottom without any problem.

Fitting an automatic door opener to a chicken coop where height is limited.

This installation uses a Chicken Guard Automatic Door Opener

The ChickenGuard automatic door opener

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John Marlen-Summers

John is one of the owners of Wire Fence. He's got a knack for fencing and spends most of his time putting together 'crash courses' to help customers understand the products and website.

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