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I couldn't find a better forum than other cooling discussions. My house is currently heated by hot water circulation and radiators plus I got wood fire place. But at one point in the past, more than 50 years ago, it used to have forced hot air circulation. There are old vents still in place from the basement up to each rooms. Oddly the metal duct parts are still around in the barn. No furnace or blower though, they were likely sold used or tossed out.

I've used these obsolete vents for running network cables and other stuff. But I wanted to use it for one thing. In my room I have 2 rigs, an AMD 1090t running at 4GHz plus dual GTX 470 and an Intel 2700k running at almost 5GHz plus dual GTX 580. When these 2 are running at full power (always 100% full with BOINC), the room can get very warm. Easily into 90 degree range. Leaving a window open is impractical as it only sends the warm air out and pulls cooler air from elsewhere in the house, making other room colder.

I thought if I were to put a blower near the ceiling and have it blow hot air into the basement via old ducts, it'd help keep my room from being like perpetual sauna while keeping the rest of the house warm. I however don't have experience in setting these up. It would work in similar manner to modern air circulation system that uses central A/C and suck warm air out of the rooms.

What would I need to start blowing hot air about 15 feet straight down? Considering warm air rises, I would think I'd need 2 blowers? One on top to start and another in the basement to pull warm air out of the duct and into basement?
    
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Not sure for a fan. Ducting the exhaust air from your PC's is definitely doable. I have done this with simple dryer ducting and some carboard to make a hood.

You need a fan that is designed to be run for long periods of time. You do not need a high CFM fan as it won't take much to pull air through a duct system.
Maybe a bathroom fan rigged at the bottom?
http://www.tamtech.com/store/bfq50-ashrae-energy-star-calgreen-bathroom-fan,Product.asp

Something like that?
Edited by Aparition - 11/18/11 at 6:54am
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I am no expert, but would sound like you need to get yourself some fans that'll move the air through the ducts and close off the duct leading outside.

As far as the bathroom fan , idk if I would, that is a lot of noise that would be added. Something a bit quieter would probably be ideal for the job.
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Maybe... I have no idea, I picked a low CFM model with the thought it would be fairly quiet. If it is in the basement though you could easily isolate it to reduce noise.

The biggest issue is the fan overheating and burning up. Box fans can catch fire if run for too long and use a lot of electricity.
I guess if you rigged up a HUGE Pc fan at the bottom of the ducting?
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12859/fan-832/BitFenix_Spectre_All_Black_230mm_Fan_BFF-SCF-23030KK-RP.html?tl=g36c15s1393

The CFM doesn't need to be super high but the fan does need to be somewhat large to pull the air through a vent.

Actually thinking about it that would work pretty good. Find a super cheap Power Supply to rig up at the bottom.
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Best bet is to use the largest fan you can fit hooked up to a small quiet motor via belt and pulley. This will be the quietest solution at the highest cfm with the lowest cost IMO. Or if you've got more money you could just use a variable speed motor.
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