Officially renewed the building permit today for another 6 months. We are really moving too slowly right now and the building inspector suggested finishing up by 2015! Yeah, we can do that right? First item on the new list was just checked off–renewed building permit. Now we have until March 25, 2015.
I am rerouting the boiler vent from the old gas furnace chimney to the sidewall. Closing up that big hole in the roof will allow for a tighter thermal envelope. The upper side walls of the utility room are currently just styrofoam–that is the outside insulation underground–4 inches of blue xps which was behind this insulated space, the insulation and drywall were removed so now the styrofoam is left.
Drilling the 3 5/8 inch holes for the 3″ vent pipes in 4″ of styrofoam was very easy. Getting everything lined up to fit was not especially easy. I re-used the concentric vent on the outside. So those pipes were already fitted and the new had to be matched to the old working from both outside and inside. Luckily it all went together and has been caulked too. Just have to refill the hole outside to finish this check mark.