The Petgate Essential is designed to securely block doorways, hallways, and other spaces. Right out of the box, this gate can be used as a quick and easy pressure mount gate, requiring no assembly or tools. The handle allows for a firm grip when locking the gate in place; simply position and lock in place. This gate fits openings measuring 26 to 42 inches wide and is 26 inches tall. Want to use this gate with your child? No problem. This gate is certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) for use with children ages 6 to 24 months. Safety and containment all wrapped up in one gate – how simple.
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Why does my Petgate Essential no longer stay tight where it is mounted?
Because this is a pressure-mounted gate, the gate requires a great amount of tension to be placed upon the panels to maintain a tight fit when properly installed. When installing the gate, you do not want to start with the panels tightly fitted into your space. You actually may want to have it fit into your space a little bit loosely, with the rubber bumpers lightly brushing the surface on each side. Once you lock the locking handle down into place, it will create the tension/pressure required by bumping the panels out a little bit. If you initially have it placed into the space too tightly, there is nowhere for that tension to go and will result in the plastic cracking or wearing. This can cause the handle, slide and/or gear to break and the gate will no longer hold pressure.