And, finally, air conditioning!
The old setup to right: large old furnace , with hot water heater sandwiched to left and return ducts looping over.
The old furnace sat on a concrete ridge, surrounding a hole in the ground where old return air ducts came together. Alan smashed the old ridge wall and filled the hole with rubble and concrete, creating a flat surface.
Old furnace on the way out, although pieces of it are still hanging around.
New set up below, reusing the water heater and moving the much smaller furnace back out of the way, adding 15 square feet of new usable space!
New gas line coming in through the closet must be fished through the ceiling to furnace and also a new line laid from the house to connect with the main in the street.