- Jan 2, 2017
I for one can really appreciate your design desicisons and consideration you have put into all of them.
I'd definitely use this if I was converting a closet, but its going to be in the attic and connected to the laundry room/hallway.
The furthest possible from living or bedrooms where noise insulation mattered more over thermal.
- It is da bomb, but completely follow your project and its inapplicability.
- I haven't run across too many peeps who have used it, so my (pointless) comment was just really a +1 on @badskater 's comment
My 3rd hdd enclosure just arrived so I can pre-install it in my server before it goes in the box, that'll make adding drives much easier rather than having to pull the box out in it's entirety.
- Guess what I have to do when I want to service the server closest to the wall? Remove ESXi-02 first (which is a complete $#@$en PITA - recall I made a "four post rack" using two vertical racks).
I did manage to pick up a solid core door for free, it was a little garred up on one half of it but I only need about a 30x30 section, I can cut a clean section out for my access panel and scrap the reset.
- I waiver back and forth on whether to go for one or not.
Personally, I made the vent for hot air go into the garage, as it's a non-insulated garage, and the temps were on average from 40 to 95 (living in the pacific north west has its advantages for this) I did that so my wife would stop complaining it's cold in the room above the garage too.
I think my servers throw off a good bit of heat, but I wonder how much it really matters where it is displaced to, given the @$$clown solution I devised, which is a bit tough to describe. There are six-inch concrete slabs between condo floors and in each condo certain ceiling areas are exposed concrete and others have a 20.5" gap between that concrete and horizontal sheetrock (to allow HVAC, electrical, etc. to be run).It wouldn't be advantageous to just dump that moderately warmed air into the garage (theres no room above it and I'm only making 350w of heat), especially at a 150+ CFM rate.
- My USB powered fan (might as well be compared to your beast) simply dumps the exhaust into an "enclosure" where that sheetrock does exist and that area is only ~500 sq. ft.
- I keep the AC at 80 (I get chilly at anything below), but this "enclosure" is partially over bedroom 1 so you would think I'd go to bed sweating every night, but the only time I ever feel any warmth is when I open the closet door.
- And considering the concrete between floors, floor to ceiling windows, etc. the condo is somewhat well sealed.
- If not for knowledge of the law of conservation of energy (or knowing better), I'd be inclined to suggest it just "disappears".
- Tapping into the air handler (directly next to the server closet) to provide A/C to the closet;
- Tapping into the dryer or other vent which runs to the outside of the condo;
- When a small gap under a door + displacement of heat outside of the closet = not just good enough, but a perfectly balanced "system"