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I, too, am looking at the Pullet and Ador doors. Many of the posts are from Pacific North Westerners. Does anyone have experience with these doors in more extreme weather? We get single digit temperatures in the winter and I don't want to have issues with the door malfunctioning. Also there is occasional freezing rain.

 

I am getting ready to build the coop. Does anyone have dimensions for the the rough opening of the doors?

Here is information on cold tolerance on the AdorStore web site. There are also testimonials in the 'Blog' section as well.

http://adorstore.com/blogs/news/7044506-environmental-testing

 

This has information on the door size:

http://adorstore.com/products/ador1-automatic-chicken-door

 

I'm sure there is similar information on the Pullet door


Edited by lynnehd - 5/23/16 at 8:40pm
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Originally Posted by lynnehd View Post
 

Here is information on cold tolerance on the AdorStore web site. There are also testimonials in the 'Blog' section as well.

http://adorstore.com/blogs/news/7044506-environmental-testing

 

This has information on the door size:

http://adorstore.com/products/ador1-automatic-chicken-door

 

I'm sure there is similar information on the Pullet door

I thought I would come in here and add on to this comment by lynnehd about ADOR1 in COLD TEMPERATURES .

 

 That first link to environmental testing  was to show we tested the original design down below - 20 deg F.  We did find, with more testing, that the lubrication in the motor's gearbox could cause so much resistance to motion that it would give problems when extremely cold and it only occurred if we "soaked" the ADOR being tested, at low temperature for many hours.  So we changed the lubrication to a thinner lubrication inside the gearbox.   That was way back in 2012, and we use the thinner gear lube ever since.

 

We do not test production units over temperature (that would take too long) but we trust the production units should behave as designed.  In five years, I think I've only been contacted on two events of trouble in extreme cold (out of many thousands installed in cold country) and I've probably received more communications regarding wishing the door did NOT open when very cold.  

 

Heheheh -- so, what to do?  The ADOR1 and ADOR2 both have temperature sensors built in!  They always have.  But we did not have the software to activate and implement their usage.  So new software is coming out which will allow you to select a cold temperature below which the door will be inhibited from opening in the morning.  Then when it warms up (if it warms up later in the day) the ADOR will open then. ...or if it stays below temperature all day, it never opens that day.  The temperature will not make it shut when it gets colder, of course, it only affects opening, not shutting.

 

If the ADOR cold temperature sensing interests any of you, please check the AdorStore.com website BLOG for future postings about availability of new software.

-ROD

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