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Old 04-07-2010, 08:19 AM   #1
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Hello, Can a cap say like a flue cap be placed on the main vent on the roof, reason being trying to keep out a rodent from entering the plumbing system have had this happen twice now and becomes a problem ,or should I just put some wire mesh (hardware cloth ) over the roof vent Thanks........ Kerry

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hardware cloth should do it.

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If you really need to prevent critters from entering, use wire mesh. If you live in an area where the temperatures get below freezing in the winter, make sure the openings are large enough to prevent snow, rain or ice from freezing and blocking them. I have also seen caps with a metal cover and screening around the lower section. These protect from the freezing problem. The screen is about 3 or 4 inches high.
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Take a look at the website www.johnnycap.com for a nice decorative cap that keeps rodents and debri out.
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