When I first bought this locale, my intent was to convert the basement into a Rec Room.
The current term for this kind of room is “man cave” but I always hated that.
When I was a kid my dad had a Rec Room, and that’s what I want to have! The basement was big enough that it could really hold a ping-pong table, and have room for darts, video games, and more. I didn’t want another room dedicated to seeing TV, this was to be a locale for games and interaction. Before it would be USble, I would need to remedy the a/c situation. This was a tricky hurdle to overcome, because the old furnace sat in the corner of the room. When I say this was an old furnace, you have no idea what I legitimately mean. This furnace is older than I am! The Heating and A/C corporation said the furnace was entirely 50 years old, and might work for another 50, because he had never seen 1 quite prefer it. It is also made of iron and steel, weighs half a ton, and can’t possibly be moved. This home could burn to the ground, however the old furnace would survive it intact I guarantee it. This furnace also generates an absurd amount of ambient heat, meaning that while it gently warms up the home it turns the basement into a sauna. I decided to try installing a custom HVAC duct plan that would ventilate the basement and help push out all of the heated air. Wish myself and others luck!
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