Fixing Broken Clips on an Omega Paw Litter Box

I have a large, green Omega Paw litter box. If you have cats, consider this product. With a simple inversion of the litter box, kitty poo and hardened litter falls into a waste receptacle. A second inversion of said waste receptacle dooms the feline discard to a purgatory filled with other trash.

For those naysayers who suggest that I toilet train my cats: I have tried and I do not have the requisite patience. (I am not the patron saint of kitty poo, apparently.)

There’s only one problem with the Omega Paw: the clips break. When the clips break, not even duct tape will hold the thing together during the inversion process. Thus, I bring to you a simple, obvious solution that eluded me for about one litter-scoop-filled day for too long: the humble #8 machine screw.

Allow me to elaborate with a simple set of instructions:

  1. Drill holes around the perimeter of the litter box, laughing maniacally at the slotted voids that once held flimsy plastic clips.
  2. Insert screws into holes created in step 1 and tighten with nuts. Add washers and lock washers if you’re one of those overachieving types.
  3. Laugh maniacally (again).

Yes, it’s obvious. However, if you’re dealing with this issue and would like a little flash of insight, here you are. Go get your drill and a screwdriver.

2014-03-11T22:21:38+00:00 June 26th, 2012|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. James October 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    That *is* brilliant. I’m purchasing two of these. But, I was reading reviews regarding clips breaking and was thinking about using vice grips along the lip. But this is a far far better solution. Thanks for posting.

  2. Debbie August 12, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Stumbling upon this 4 years after it was written, but – YES. Excellent idea. 😀
    Now on to figuring out how to fix the notches that hold the screen in place…. possibly a row of blunt screws from the outside in…

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