With this handy kit, you can install a safety gate to your banister, without drilling into it! No holes, no damage—just lash the 36" post to a banister column and then install the gate. It also lets you install gates to tricky hollow walls and wrought iron railings. Hollow walls will require drilling (butterfly toggle included). Order one kit per wood post or hollow wall; may need 2 kits per iron post; call for info.
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This was useless.
By Kate Mom of 2
from West Valley City, UT
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Comments about KidCo Gate Installation Kit:
This is just a piece of wood. It didn't come with hardward or anything. It was totally useless, and we didn't even end up using it. It was supposed to be lashed to the banister to avoid putting holes in it, but it said in the instructions that it would be more stable if drilled into the banister.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Your kit should consist of: 1 natural wood colored board, wood screws and plastic tie straps for a wood banister application, toggle bolt for a hollow wall application, and machine screws and nuts for a wrought iron application. Please contact our Customer Care Center so we can send these out to you as soon as possible. And yes, the kit allows you to install into hollow walls using the screws and butterly toggoles that should be included.
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Useful kit, did what it said
from Medway, MA
About Me First Time Parent
We bought two of these installation kits for each gate as we had hollow walls on one side and a banister on the other. The kits allowed for us to kit the gate to our stairway, which required special installation. They did what they said they would and the straps are even holding one side of the gate very well. I had read a few reviews about using the straps but to date we have not had any isses.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
By Mommy Heather
from LA, CA
On the bottom of my stair case I was unable to put a baby gate until now, I could not use a baby gate before because of the metal railing on one side. Now the baby gate is properly installed and secure.
Very Great Buy
By Mommy to 3 under 4!
from Cape Girardeau, MO
I used the kit for my stair case at the bottom. one side was drywall and could use the gate, but hte other was wrought iron. It attached easily to the iron and has held strong. The only abd part is the zip-ties. they are white and look junky. whish i could have ordered them in a different color. and also paint the wood before you install it to match your walls.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not very pretty, but it works
from Long Island, NY
I don't want to sound like I'm trashing the product, but this really is a case of set your expectations low and you won't be disappointed. I read all the reviews before purchasing, so I wasn't suprised when I received something that was little more than a stick of wood and some screws. You're mostly paying for conveience here. I *could* have gone to a hardware store and bought all the materials myself, but it would have been a hassle, likely requiring multiple trips, and probably wouldn't have saved much. As it was, I had everything I needed and - with some work - was able to get the gate up in one afternoon.That said, the assembled kit is effective, just ugly as anything (two sticks of wood with a long screw fastening them together over my metal railings). Maybe some paint would help, but I think that it's just a sad fact of being a parent, as I've learned after visiting my in-laws' and friends' houses, that there's just about no pretty way of putting gates up. You just have to remind yourself that the safety of your child is what's important, and that the gates are "temporary."For those of you with drywall, I couldn't figure out how nailing a block of wood to the drywall and then fastening the gate to the block of wood was any better than just screwing it all into the drywall. Just use drywall anchors. I got them from the banister guard kit also on this site. Similarly, I got some zipties from the banister guard kit that were invaluable. OSA should include a few in the kit. The wood sandwich still has the ability to slide back and forth along my metal banisters, so the zip ties help make sure everything stays exactly as it should.
"Not the best product"
By Texas Trio
from Austin, TX
About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc), Parent of Two or More Children
We thought this was a great product, on paper, but when we installed it at the bottom of our stairs on the metal iron posts with our gate, it worked for about 3 days, then we noticed it was loose and the gate did not close well. After looking closer at it, the whole banister was loose and it costs us plenty to fix it. There was too much play in the wood and zip tie. The price is cheap but so it the product. Go with the velcro ones if you can fit it. We are now looking for another option for the bottom of the stairs.
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback. Please note when installing to a metal gate you must use 2 installation kits. Please contact our Customer Service Department with any questions.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
waste of money
All this is is a stick and two zip ties. [...] Instead of ripping people off with this product, why doesn't One Step Ahead have a suggestions/solutions page with helpful hints for parents, such as how to make one of these yourself? That would have been more helpful to me.
Merchant response: Please note that we describe this item correctly and also provide additional hardware for permanent installation. Please feel free to contact our Customer Service Department with any quetions.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
About Me Child Care Professional, First Time Parent
This product does not attach very well. It has too much play in it and allows the gate to slide around...no matter how tight you pull it.
Merchant response: Customer was sent out replacement item..
By Dr mom
About Me First Time Parent, Medical Professional
Easy to install but not sturdy and secure. Not tall enough. Spend the few extra dollars for the EZ installation kit
Merchant response: Please contact customer servicefor further assistanc.
Fantastic-No Damage to My Banister!
By Joshua's Mommy
from North Carolina
We used one for each gate at the bottom and top of our staircase. It works with different sized ballisters, even tapered ones. They work well with our two different gates and I love that the railing isn't damaged to install the gate. It makes it so much easier and safer to install and use the gates.
Gate Install - Not so easy...
About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
The screws are to soft and easily strip. Also the "rip-ties" are not sturdy enough to keep the boards from sliding. Concept is good, but materials provided could have been thought out a little better.
Merchant response: Customer was sent replacement item...
easy to use
By Domestic Goddess
from Greenacres, WA
I was able to install this product fast and easily. The ties were also easy to release and adjust. It looked very basic for the money when I opened it, but it was nice to have all the pieces handy and in one place.
from Severna Park, MD
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
This wood strip is useful. But, for the price, it should come finished the same as the gate (white, if gate is white, stained if gate is stained, etc.).The only benefit is that it is sanded.Also it has no attachment hardware. You are on your own for that.
Merchant response: Contacted customer and situation resolved..
Not worth it
from Chicago, IL
Really cheap-I mean REALLY cheapYou would be better off doing it yourself.Buy a piece of wood and a strap-you'd be better off.
Merchant response: Please contact customer service for assitance..
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not worth the money.
Requires a kit for each side of gate, which isn't clearly stated.Was able to make my own kit for both side of gate for [$]
Merchant response: Contacted customer and issue resolved...
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