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Computers in Basements

Does your basement get wet when it rains?  My first job was in a
computer room that was below grade on landfill.  The Institute couldn't
figure out how to prevent water from coming into the basement for about
10 years when we moved the production stuff to an above ground
facility.  Believe me, if/when it gets wet in your machine room you'll
have lots of problems.  If it really stays dry you should be OK.

On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 15:32, Ben Jackson wrote:
> So, I've recently returned from college back to my parents house and
> as an extension of that, I've returned to the land of no central AC.
> This has not been an issue over the winter, where I've run my systems
> without worry, however the past couple of 80+ days, my room has invariably
> has become an oven. This is not acceptible.
> Now, my house has an unfinished basement which always stays nice and cool.
> However, the problem that like most unfinished basement, it is a bit humid
> down there. My current plan is to invest in a dehumidifier fore the
> basement and move my servers (3) down there. I've google a bit on this and
> have found no resources on such a venture.
> So, I pose some questions to the list to see if anyone has done this before:
> A. /Has/ anyone on list done something similar to this?
> B. Should I be worried about anything else basement related (there are no
> furry creatures crawling down there, we have a cat) that I should be
> worried about?
> C. If I do this, should I worry about winter temperatures? (I think it can
> get down to 40-50 down there winter time)
> TIA.
> 					~Ben
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