Rack CFM

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  1. nasomi

    nasomi Member

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    I'm looking for a way to determine how much cfm my rack produces. My rack is in my basement in a server room that isn't enclosed yet. To enclose it, I need to make sure I have sufficient airflow. I picked up 4 50cfm bathroom ceiling fans that'll vent outside. I'm not sure if that's enough though. I don't have ceiling space so I was thinking the wall behind the rack. I was planning on tieing them into a single 6" duct.
     
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  2. mb300sd

    mb300sd Active Member

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    Have you considered a through-wall fan like this

    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002092S6I/

    I have one in my server/network closet that vents outside. It's tied to a thermostat that keeps the closet at 80 degrees. Much better cfm than the bathroom fans.
     
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    i had an inline version of that, i have an air duct going to the outside wall. However after 6 months the bearings seized up. Replaced it, and they seized up again. So now i'm looking for another option.
     
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