Whatr can I do to make the boiler & furnace inaccessible to my cats?
June 1, 2007 6:07 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for suggestions as to what I can do to keep the boiler & furnace in my house inaccessible to our cats, without closing up the actual room they are in. The boiler has some fluffy insulation around it that I can completely imagine my cats having a ball with. They are not bright.
posted by tastybrains to home & garden (10 answers total)
We've just bought a house and are in the process of sprucing & fixing some things up before we move in. There is a fairly large laundry/utility room where the boiler & furnace are located. We've decided that this room would be the best place for the litterbox, because the bathrooms are too small and there really aren't any other nooks that are out of the way.
However, I am really concerned about my cats vs. the boiler. It is partially wrapped in some fluffy insulation, and my cats love to claw and play with things with interesting textures. I'd like to find some way that is fairly inexpensive (<$200 would be ideal) and fairly easy to implement, to keep them from being able to access it.
One thought was baby gates, but I don't know if they can be stacked that high. I also thought of constructing something out of chicken wire, but I don't really know if that's the best way either.
What would you do?