How do you get a bird out of your furnace pipes?
Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:22 PM
So then, how do I get a bird out of the basement? Well, I would open the bulkhead doors, but it's raining, or half-raining, and we will be leaving soon. So the way I figure it, I either end up with a dead bird in the furnace vent, or I end up with a dead bird in the basement. Dead bird in the basement should be easier to clean up.
And I STILL have to find out where the vent opening is on the exterior of the house...
Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:41 PM
Once it is in the basement, turn all the lights off and open up whatever door/window will let light in.... also go away.
It should go out.
At least that is what I think should happen.
(I have had birds and bats get into my house. It really takes patience. Bats are harder... so consider yourself lucky )
Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:45 PM
Now, we had a little sparrow get in ours. It came out the little vent above our hot water heater and then we opened the bulk-head doors and it flew out. Beware of letting it stay in your basement though while you are not home. There will likely be a lot of c*ap everywhere from a stressed bird flying around trying to get out.
We had to get the metal mesh-looking stuff fixed up at the opening of our chimney to prevent it from happening again and again.
Posted 29 September 2010 - 08:28 PM
OK... so now I have to go down into the basement and make sure the bird is out of the vent pipe. I haven't heard it in the vent pipe since I got home about 45 minutes ago.
Wish me luck!
I can't open the outside door until tomorrow, as I don't want to take the chance of some other creature getting in (there's many here). Hoping the rain holds off until after the sun rises!!!
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