Northstate Superyard Light Gray features
- Panel dimensions (individual): 30″(W) x 26″(H)
- Space between each panel: 2.25″
- Diamond holes: 1.25″(W) x 1.5″(H)
This gate allows you to create a large enclosed play area (18.5 square feet) for your toddler, indoors or out. Complete with a portable carrying strap, this six-panel gate made of durable plastic is easy to carry to wherever you might need it. Simply extend the panels and snap the gate shut and you’ve got a safe, spacious area for play or naptime. The area can be extended to 34.4 square feet with the purchase of the extension kit. –Jane Snyder
If it is straight NO! Either zig-zag it to make it stand or put stakes in the ground to hold it.
Q:does the pen have to be octagon or can you fix it in square
Octagon. You need 2 more panels to make a square.
Q:Hey! I have this play yard for my son. We have it in a rectangle. Any recommendations on securing it? He pulls one side almost all the way down!
It isn’t easy to secure but this is what I’ve done: Put the lower circular connectors on top of one another so they are together. The top parts then go together by pushing the part that sticks up into the groove on the edge of the other side. They then are locked in place.
Q:Instead of buying the 2-panel extension kit, could I purchase another 6-panel set and attach it to the 6-panel set I already have?
Yes, that’s what we did… just orient the panels correctly and there is no end to how many 6-panel sets you can attach; it’s better to have a few spare panels anyway in case you want to modify the play-yard.
Another tip: We recommend that you angle the corners where the panels meet (sort of like in the main product photo), so it is more stable… keeping multiply connected panels in a straight position is not as stable and will bend when baby leans on it; an alternative is to fasten the panels to wall and/or floor.
Q:Can this gate attach to the wall.Do I purchase suction cups or does it have to drill holders into wall?thank you
Mine did not come with hardware to attach to a wall, and when I looked at it closely, it might be hard to attach a bracket to do that. We have used velcro straps to connect ours to a couple of different things (railings, a piece of furniture) but it isn’t really designed for that.
Q:May I know the width of each panel in inches please?
The width of each panel is 30 1/2 ” across the top edge. If you include the hinge circle (which is part of each section) it measures 32 1/2″.
Q:how long is it stretched out?
Each of the six panels is about 31″; each of the six movable joints is about 2″. The total length of this durable playgate is about 198″ or 16′ 5″.
Q:Can you take the individual panels apart? I’d like to use 3 panels to set up in the door frame of one door to block access for my 15 month old.Thanks!
Just go to http://www.amazon.com/North-States-Industries-Superyard-Colorplay/dp/B006NTY1HK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1422571149&sr=8-3&keywords=north+states+baby+play+yard and click on the photo that’s listed as a video. It clearly explains and demonstrates how to separate the panels. Not user that I wold use a section of the pen to block a door for an 18 month old though. They are not very sturdy as freestanding panels, and a toddler could easily knock them over. You’d be better off with a product designed to specifically to block a door. There are lots of them out there…get one that is…
Just go to http://www.amazon.com/North-States-Industries-Superyard-Colorplay/dp/B006NTY1HK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1422571149&sr=8-3&keywords=north+states+baby+play+yard and click on the photo that’s listed as a video. It clearly explains and demonstrates how to separate the panels. Not user that I wold use a section of the pen to block a door for an 18 month old though. They are not very sturdy as freestanding panels, and a toddler could easily knock them over. You’d be better off with a product designed to specifically to block a door. There are lots of them out there…get one that is pressure mounted if you don’t want to mar your walls or mess with screws. I have a nice one made by “Summer” that is quite secure when it’s installed according to the directions, and it automatically swings shut and latches. Much safer for a toddler and I’m pretty sure I got it here on Amazon too….
Q:Can this be used for a cat?
I am not sure. I guess it would depend on if your cat climbs or would be able to jump over it.
Q:What is the difference between the Superyard classic and superyard XT? both seem to be 26″ tall….
One might have more panels
Q:can i buy a panel with a open and shut gate that will fit this
Looking at the construction my answer would have to be “no”. You can add panels at the ends, but as far as I know they do not make a gate which would be compatible
Q:Can this gate be extended to be a room divider for a 13 ft. area? Will I need to add the extenders?
If you are talking a straight line divider…yes.
Each of the six panels is 2.5 feet giving you a linear run of 19 feet. You would have to “play with” the panels to get it to fit your precise dimension.
I do use ours to block off a pool area outside & have it extended in a straight line with the end panels folded at 90 degree angles as we didn’t need the 19 foot length.
Q:Does this have a door for easy access in one of the panels? We are looking to use it for our puppy.
No. It is very hard to open and shut. All the panels connect and you have to pull it apart it. It works great to contain them because they cannot get it open but not good to use as an easy access opening
Q:can this gate be used across a driveway….straight and anchored at each end?
I suppose so, as long as you have enough panels. We bought extras, so it was wide enough.
Q:Can you pull it out to make it straight use it to block a path like a driveway? And with 6 panels whats the width of it fully extended? My driveway is
Yes you can extend it straight and it measures about 13-14 feet but you may want to brace it or tuck it behind something for support at the ends so it does not tip over. I used it to block off my family room and braced one end up against the wall with a chair and it worked great.
Q:I have a 15 month old. Do you think a child between the ages of 15-18 months would be too strong for this?
It’s pretty sturdy. We wrapped it around our tv for our granddaughter and it worked great! It’s well made. Now if they are going to seriously shake it, or run full force into it keep it mind it is plastic. But I think a little one could try to climb it and it would hold up pretty well. We were very happy with it.
Q:is it free standing on carpet? i want to use this as barrier gate next to the tv stand , does this product serve its purpose?
I do not see this free standing as its best use. It’s tall and the sections are large. I found the sections difficult to adjust and turn to a 90-degree angle. I think it is most effective as an enclosed pen. It does have rubber pieces to put on the bottom and it will stand on carpet, but because the sections are large — they “wobble” a bit unless all attached to each other and used with some 180-degree angles, or an enclosed “square.”
Q:can it be used outside?
Yes this can be used outside. Just not left outside. The sun will damage the plastic.
Q:I want to use this to make a play yard for my lhasa apso and shitzu when camping..is there a way to anchor to the ground?
I imagine you could use zip ties and tent stakes to anchor it, but is fairly light. I know that I really like ours because it is easy to set up and packs away very easy.
AS long as you have something to wedge it in between to keep it up. We use it sort of like you are asking and we wedge to end pieces between the end of our couch and the end table. Depending on how large the opening, you may need to stabilize it in the center.
Q:Can I separate it in half and use each 1/2 as a free standing gate?
Yes, it can be separated, will even break down to 6 pieces.
Q:We’d like to put it together in the morning and put it away at night, how easy, flexible and easy would it be to do this everyday?
Very easy. It sets up or tears down in a matter of seconds. You will be amazed at how easy it is to use and how well-designed it is.
Q:Can the panels be taken apart in case I only need to enclose a small area? I’m looking to enclose a Xmas tree area, but will only need 4 panels
Yes, each panel is detachable. Eat your Wheaties before attempting to unhinge, or when reattaching the panels. The spring hinges are a bit stiff. This a well-made enclosure.
Q:How to keep it from sliding across floor
It comes with (optional)rubber grip pads that attach on the bottom of each section.
Q:could this be used outside to block the driveway?
depends on the shape you want to put it in. In needs to be in a C or ] shape to stand up. if you use it in those shape it can be moved be a toddler with a little effort but can stop them from wondering off. Would recommend anchoring it to the ground if you want it has anything more then a deterrent.
Q:Can this be attached to the wall?
Not unless you made some type of attaching device on a wall
Q:Northstate Superyard Playgate: does anyone know if this has a kit to bolt it to the wall?
No it does not have a kit to bolt it to the wall. They are very flexible though.
Q:If you extended it in a straight line, how long is it?
I would say about 18 feet long.
Q:I would like to know what the length of the total pen is? How long is each panel
It is easy math. If you read the Product Details listing for this item it states that each panel is 3O inches long with 2 1/4 inches between each section. For a total of 32 1/4″ x 6 panels = 193.5 inches. Roughly 16 feet total length.