Originally Posted by PhilWrir
Its been a great run folding these past months but I live in Southern Arizona and the temperatures are beginning to rise again. It is now 8:10pm and its 75 Degrees. During the day we hit a wonderful 85+.
Its only going to get worse.
Starting this Friday I will not be folding until some time around October or November. It already gets ungodly hot in the house without my computer helping it along so until I am firmly in the clutches of Fall I will not be able to contribute to F@H much.
I would like to keep my postbit as well.
I know it will reappear when I start up again but I like seeing it and I dont want to loose it over something as trivial as sweating to death.
How much do I need to fold Per week/month to ensure it does not disappear?
Southern California here, I feel you on this.
IF you want a POSSIBLE solution... here is what I am planning to do for this summer. My room is upstairs and the top level of the house gets pretty warm (without folding). Even just 1 PC folding noticeably raises the temperature in my room and even in the hallway. However, our first floor stays surprisingly cool (this is all with no A/C). What I'm thinking of doing is putting a couple rigs in the garage with good fans so they can be as loud as they need to be (to keep good temps) and dumping heat into the ventilated garage that will not affect anywhere else in the house. You can just set up a few rigs on a switch and hook it to a WAP or use the ethernet over powerline deal. I've been using that and it has so far worked quite well. Then just install tightvnc (or any vnc) on the rigs and you can remotely operate all of them from your comfy room/office/wherever
Can't guarantee it will work in my house, but I'm pretty sure it will. I'd hate to stop folding on all my rigs because of the heat--but unless I'm gone for a few days or I do this, the heat gets unbearable. We also won't run our AC all the time either because it jacks our power bill up about 400% to the $450/mo range.