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I have a Lennox SV 4.5 HT-2 termination vent and birds keep…

I have a Lennox...

I have a Lennox SV 4.5 HT-2 termination vent and birds keep making a nest in it...can I adjust the two flanges on the top to close it down to keep the birds out? The installer left the two flanges bent at about 45 degrees.

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

I noticed birds chirping the past two days and went up on a ladder today and cleared the nest out.

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Eys yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

That's about it...

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C​an you forward a couple photos showing the vent the birds are entering into, that way I can recommend a solution.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Let me go take a couple pics....how do I attach them here?

Y​ou can upload photos using the attachment icon and then locate them by browsing, just like attaching a file.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
that's a side view of course. the aluminum is pretty pliable, I was able to move the lower flange closer to flat and close down the upper flange to like 25 degree angle...i've since put them back to their approximate original installed angles....

Thanks for the photo. I recommend the easiest way is to simply add a section of wire mesh cut a little over sized to cover the opening whereby preventing the birds entering as well as keeping the vent open.

Here is a link showing an example of both the mesh which can be cut over sized and screwed onto the vent hood using washer head self tapping screws.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4-in-x-2-ft-x-5-ft-23-Gauge-Galvanized-Steel-Hardware-Cloth-308231EB/205960850

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Teks-8-x-1-2-in-Phillips-Zinc-Plated-Steel-Truss-Head-Drill-Point-Lath-Screws-260-Pack-21520/100164313

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Yeah I was thinking along those lines...I guess the angles are meant to divert water and maintain air flow...thanks for the links....off to home depot....thanks for the advice !

You are most welcome, interesting that there isn't a standard vent for this heater to also prevent water entering...

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