I purchased a home in Stafford County VA that was built in 2003. Only one of the rooms in the basement was finished. I have now added a bathroom and am in the process of finishing the final two rooms. The building inspector informed me that I need a fresh air vent because my gas furnace is in the basement. This ventilation must run to the outside of the house. He states that in case the pilot light goes out, this vent will keep the lower level from filling with gas. There was not one installed during the original construction. He states that because I am finishing the rooms, I have to have it for safety. I understand how to attach to ducting to the exterior of the house but where should the other end go and how should that end be finished off? Please let me know if anyone has a similar situation.
Thank you for the response to my question regarding the fresh air ventilation requirement. I would like to know if there is a specific product on the market that works very well at sealing the exterior acess that were cut to install the duct. I have seen some silicone based products but would like some recommendations. Keep water from entering these portals is extremely important.
I am currently trying to replace a light fixture in my basement. This light is operated by a switch. There are two white wires, two black wires and a ground wire coming from the new light fixture. After removing the old light, I noticed that the two black wires in the ceiling box were capped together and not connected to anything on the socket. The red wire and the two white wires were connected to the socket. I've tried several combinations of connecting the wires and most allow the light to come on when I energize the breaker. However, the light will not operate by the switch so it stays on. How should I make the connections so that the light will work with the switch?
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