Originally Posted by oh'mike
First suggestion----get that dryer duct moved----can you punch through the rim joist where it starts? Short dryer ducts are best--
Next---if you are framing a wall and insulating that stud wall with fiberglass--there is very little gained by adding foam board to the foundation.
If you are careful---you can keep the lateral copper pipe right behind the drywall----gun blocking to the foundation and suspend the framing above and below the drain---
Thanks. It may be difficult to go through at the joist, it may be into the brick of the house already at that point to vent outside. There is another window on the other side that may be a shorter distance however that would require me buying two new windows to replace my two newer windows. Guess if I had to I would.
Regarding the foam I was just going by building science's recommendations to stop moisture from developing between the wood studs and the concrete wall (which while they don't leak definitely will sweat). They recommend adding 2" xps to the walls and 1" to the floors, studs on top with non faced batts inside.
I'd probably have to see what you mean regarding the copper pipe. Its so tight to the wall and close to the window theres not a lot of room. I could build away from it once it passes the window but the window is such an odd setup.
I'm wondering if I should get a contractor in here to get input. I'd like to know in the beginning if I have to reroute pipes, etc.