.. Check to see what the code will allow you to do regarding re-directing the vent closest to the floor. You may be permitted to turn it 90 degrees or even extend it, depending on its proximity to the pilot. I'm sure one of your local installers will know the answer for the code. Otherwise, you can ask your Municipality's Inspector for the answer. IF you recently bought the home, check back with your Home Inspector to see if your current set-up is in compliance, and tell him/her what's happening.