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Originally Posted by MahiMahiMahi;13729351 
A 15 amp surge is very easy to do. I'm not talking about the server, I am talking about the garages GFI outlets. If one trips, the whole circuit goes down. Fridges often cause them to trip, and any large spike of power can cause it to trip. Air compressors cause the breakers to trip too. 1800 Watts is very easy to pull in a garage. If the OP doesn't have any power sucking things hooked up to the circuit, then there is nothing to worry about.

Or, since the OP is talking about installing an actual server machine in his garage, he could be smart about it, and use a battery backup solution. wink.gif
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Beast, the one link I provided does state data centers are kept 5F too cool and I did come accross a article by Malcohlm Forbes that also feels many millions are wasted keeping data centers to cool. Then I did come across reports from Administrators that don't want to be caught with damaged equipment due to a hot room (trying to save on electricity). So the opinions and reasoning are pretty much all over the map in regards to just what is the proper balance.
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Originally Posted by airbozo;13725251 
Dry heat in northern california? Are you out in the desert or something? I am in the Santa Cruz mountains which is near rain forest conditions most of the year...

i live in wine country. places out in sacramento and davis dont exactly have humid summers either so im not too worried about the humidity in the garage
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Originally Posted by pioneerisloud;13729550 
Or, since the OP is talking about installing an actual server machine in his garage, he could be smart about it, and use a battery backup solution. wink.gif

ill prolly get something like this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102070
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Lol you should see the where the computers are at my job. In a dusty hot (or cold) shop. water spraying everywhere, dusty, humid, still keep humming a long. Mind you they are not servers.
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Got a whole rack in my garage/garden shed. Ambient temps got up to 31 degrees fahrenheit in there, but the servers kept going just fine. No temp warning lights on the 1u units, and the larger ones just kept their fans at their base speed (none went to 100%).
    
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post #37 of 50
I have all my servers in the garage, they are fine becuase of the heat they give off the dust may be a problem but if you have a desent server rack then you should be oks, i dont get much dust, but even if you have it in the house you will always get dust lol you cannot win frown.gif
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Originally Posted by snazy2000;13769316 
I have all my servers in the garage, they are fine becuase of the heat they give off the dust may be a problem but if you have a desent server rack then you should be oks, i dont get much dust, but even if you have it in the house you will always get dust lol you cannot win frown.gif

what kind of server rack do you use? i was thinking of just making a lack rack and throwing it in the garage now
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I have a double lack rack in the garage. Works great.
    
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Got a walk-in closet? build a shelf in there.
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