Venting a Server Toilet (The Right Way) – The Geek Pub
Venting a server plee or A/V plee ter your huis or petite business is indeed elementary, and it is something builders should include when they build your huis. Even just a switch or two can bring an unventilated wc well overheen 110 degrees. This is bad news for your huis and the equipment!
Before wij talk about venting a server plee the right way, I want to share with you my situation. When wij built the huis, I originally had just a petite router from Verizon FiOS ter the slagroom and a 24 port PoE switch for my cameras, and a truly crappy D-Link NVR that I wouldn’t recommend to my enemies. Te addition, this wc houses all of the cabling and switching for my huis theater slagroom. The server toilet is about 4ft by 6ft, and it would stay about 90 degrees ter this slagroom at all times. Something I felt wasgoed reasonable.
Overheen time, I upgraded the equipment te this slagroom pretty significantly. I added a wall-mount rack (see that project here), an extra 50 port PoE switch, two Core i7 1U Servers (see my project How to Build a 1U Server), a Synology NVR216 for recording my IP Cameras, a Synology Rackstation RS2416+ NAS/iSCSI, two rack-mount 1500KVA UPS, and ultimately a petite pfSense firewall appliance (forearms down the best firewall you can get, and its open source).
You may think that all of this is a lotsbestemming of stuff that’s not truly needed, and to some degree you are right, but just a single server, UPS, and switch are going to generate enough warmth that the slagroom should be vented. Spil you can imagine the warmth generated te this slagroom became so much that I had to begin leaving the doorheen open to keep the equipment from overheating. This compounded the problem. Rekentuig equipment makes a loterijlot of noise, and that noise wasgoed now diminishing the enjoyment of my theater slagroom. I needed a solution.
Venting Does not Mean Supplying
Before wij go on, I want to clarify what I mean by venting. Wij’re not interesting te supplying more air to the slagroom. The builder installed an A/C vent to this slagroom during construction. This is fine, but it will never solve the problem and could actually make things worse.
Very first of all, when the A/C is running you will make headway due to the cold air being injected into the slagroom. That makes sense, right? The hot air will be shoved out under the gap at the bottom of the doorheen, just like any other slagroom. However, when the A/C is not running warmth is continuing to build and if its a mild day outside, the A/C may never run at all. This means no venting will everzwijn toebijten. Bad news.
But it gets worse! Ter the winter months you will be injecting hot air into the slagroom compounding the problem! What wij need to do is harass the warm air from the slagroom, not inject air.
To solve for gruelling this warmth, I took a two pronged treatment. The very first is that I installed a terugwedstrijd air vent te the server wc ducted to the terugwedstrijd air side of the huis A/C unit. That alone will make a large difference, but it won’t solve the problem. There will still be days that the A/C (or furnace) will never run. To solve for this I installed a continuous blower into the ducting for this slagroom. This fan will pull about 25 watts and continuously harass air from the slagroom, even when the A/C or Furnace is idle.