Picture dump again, been a while.
Finished off last of sewage work and levelled garden after subsidence of ground settling.
First of all, what happens when you have a small dog nearby when you are working, I was trying to make a house for him to live in out of the rain outside... put them down on the ground after cutting all the wood to size and never missed them again the rest of the day, they were discovered the next morning in the garden...
Notice the corroded (burnt) screws at the top and the charred insulation as well as bared wires.
The platform will rest on the walls, and there will be no wooden beam right next to the chimney.
Wood has been ordered so hopefully at the end of next week work can start on it.
I then looked at PVC piping (drain pipe) but I was worried about embers making their way back in there and the whole lot catching fire potentially.
Also looked at vent duct pipe, but at €9,- per meter it was redicuously expensive.
the duct needed to be resistant to high temperatures as well as fireproof, and the whole lot buried below the concrete floor and insulation so it doesn't cool down the room in the winter when its in use.
Knocked a hole through the foundations which was suprisingly easy as the concrete was rather brittle.
And the capping bricks on the top, making a nice little channel inside, approx 15x15cm.
And that's it for now!