Where can I find something to use as a long, narrow litter pan

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I need a litter pan 24" or 25" long and about 13" wide. Where can I get a custom-size pan? Plastic? Stainless steel?

My laundry tub has feet with 13" between them, and my current litter pan is only 19" long, but I have a long cat who does not quite get all of her pee into the litter pan.
 

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If you're handy with a hammer and nails, you could build one.

Make it out of think plywood then cover it with fiberglass.
You can get everything you need at Home Depot and the auto parts store.

That way you can make it the exact size you need to fit exactly where you want it.
Covering it with fiberglass will make it waterproof and easy to clean.

If you can't do it yourself, I'm sure you could find somebody to build one for you. :)

Most guys I know would do it for the cost of materials plus a six-pack of beer. ;) ;) ;)
 

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Bring a tape measure to target,home depo,lows, or Walmart. Mine are hefty and the container store. I need replacements but cannot find that size anymore. 18lnch high 24 long. Starlite is not very sturdy. Try to get one flat bottoms and sides
 

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I have made 3 litter boxes from Rubbermaid storage containers. I cut a square hole in the side. Make sure the hole is about four or five inches from the bottom. All three of my cats use them and I put 40 lbs of unscented litter in them. It keeps the floor clean. I have open boxes two but they seem to prefer the Containers.
 
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Thank you for your suggestions. I am constrained by the laundry tub. Not a lot of room elsewhere.

I will check out storage containers, and also building one. If I use a heavy, disposable liner, then there would be no need to fiberglass.

On a different thread, someone also suggestion an auxiliary litter box. If all else fails, I can try putting one in the basement.
 

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This one is stainless steel.
21.1 x 13.1 x 5.9 inches. $37.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8ZQ5HP/?tag=thecatsite
Wow! Our thoughts are in the ethers, interacting. I bought this exact one four months ago, and just installed it today.
I added feet to it to keep it off the floor and out of any pet urine. I also added a litter liner to make it easier to change the litter.

It is still not long enough, but I will see if this helps any. It will definitely help me ;).
 
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P.S., It looks like someone bought a quantity of steam pans, and is reselling them as litter pans. Good for them!

P.P.S., This has been a busy day. I also just ran out of Litter Locker refills, which are no longer available. So I swapped my Litter Locker out for a Litter Champ instead. I added mods to that one also: Feet (just like on the new litter pan), a sheet of paper towel in the bottom with drops of Tea Tree essential oil on it, a baggie around the flap, and a tiny pile of baking soda on top of that (which will fall into the receptacle when I use it, and then get replaced). I still need to order a scoop with a finer sifter, because the one that came with the Litter Champ has overly wide slots. In the meantime, I still have my scoop from the Litter Locker.
 

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I was going to suggest a large hotel pan / steam tray but the standard dimensions for that is 20" x 12" which is a bit too small for what the OP is looking for.

A kitchen strainer / skimmer works great as a litter scoop. I use something similar to this and bought it at the dollar store:

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There are ones with a finer mesh:

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This one is stainless steel.

21.1 x 13.1 x 5.9 inches. $37.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W8ZQ5HP/?tag=thecatsite

I'm pretty sure this is just a steam table pan (as one would find in a restaurant supply store for less $).

Bill

ETA: Not exactly the same, but very similar for $24.

Choice Full Size 6" Deep Anti-Jam Stainless Steel Steam Table / Hotel Pan - 24 Gauge
LOL. That's kismet.

You know, I would not use a liner. The beauty of stainless steel (and why it is required for many purposes under restaurant codes) is that it cleans up beautifully and is easy to sanitize.

Why have a plastic layer you need to dispose and that will absorb smells while being used?

That's my though anyway.

Glad you found this. Hope the length works out.

Bill
 
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Why have a plastic layer you need to dispose and that will absorb smells while being used?
The liner is a 2 mil drawstring bag. It makes disposing of the litter effortless. Pull the drawstrings tight, and take the bag to the curb for trash pickup.

Thank you for the thought though. But without the liner, I would still need to transfer the litter to a plastic bag, and clean the pan.
 
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Good idea! :)
Still, I think you should give it a good coat of paint to help keep the wood from becoming saturated with pee.
Thanks for the suggestion. A little spray paint sure beats fiberglassing :yess: !
 
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[Cross-posted from another thread]:

I am making progress. Yesterday, I got rid of my 19" long litter box, and put in a 21" one instead (standard stream-table size).
Princess got most of her pee inside the box this time, with just a tiny bit on the floor. I will construct a longer, custom box, but that project will take a little more time.

Princess pees on the way into to box, then turns around before defecating. I will continue with the homeopathic bladder control remedy.
 

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Use a good, heavy paint like the kind you would paint a bathroom with.

You’ll want it good and water resistant. You don’t want a pee-soaked box.
 
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Success! Just barely sufficient, but it is 100% working. I tested it over the past week.

I swapped out the old 19" long litter box for one 21" long. Two inches made the difference. Princess now consistently urinates in the front left corner of the litter pan, and then turns around and defecates in the rear of the litter pan (sometimes in the right rear corner).

She barely makes it. Another inch would be great, but is low on my priority list.

I used the recommended stainless steel steam pan sold as a litter pan on Amazon. I lined it with a Jonny Cat 2 mil drawstring liner for emptying convenience. I even bought a new scooping storage pail and a new scoop. Litter maintenance is a cinch now.
New litter pan.jpg
 

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Obviously if you go with spray paint, the cat will like it if things outgas first. Me if I had to paint something I’d try to find a low tox paint. Aura paint is good but not cheap.
 

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Obviously if you go with spray paint, the cat will like it if things outgas first.
Absolutely agreed! :)

Whether you are making something for your cat or anything else, it's always wise to give paint a chance to fully cure.
Even if it looks and feels dry on the surface, paint might still be wet, underneath.

You should always, at least, give paint 24 hours to cure and, better, a couple-three days.

If you are planning to put the item to some "critical" use around children, pets or food, you should consider giving the item a light cleaning using a wet cloth and soap, provided that the paint you used is water resistant.
(Regular, interior latex paint like you would paint your living room walls with is generally NOT water resistant!)

If you use a good quality paint of a brand you recognize, you shouldn't have to spend a lot of money on expensive paint. 90% of the time, paint is paint. As long as you stay away from the "cheapo" stuff. You shouldn't need anything too expensive unless you need it for some special application like painting a car or restoring antiques.

Bottom line: Use good paint, do your job as well as you can then let it thoroughly dry.

If you are concerned about using the painted item around your cat, give it a chance to air out until the smell goes away.
 
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