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Old 04-21-04, 04:26 PM
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Hazards of Running Servers (and other computer equipment) In Basement?

I want to operate my cable modem, router, hub, and servers in my basement where I don't hear them running or feel the heat radiating from them.

Is there anything wrong with having them sit on an open shelf in my basement? The area has a dehumidifier and is usually cool enough even on hot days. The basement is full height but not finished (no drywall) with concrete floors.

Just wondering if the spiders (and their webs) or other insects pose a threat to my equipment in some way (e.g. will the heat attract insects that want to live inside my equipment)?
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Old 04-21-04, 04:45 PM
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Watch out for floods. Other than that, I can't really think of it being a problem - you've already taken care of the dampness aspect.
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temp ranges down there
dampness
bugs
etc..

but you can control the conditions easy enough
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Old 04-22-04, 09:21 AM
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You have a point about bugs attracted to the heat. You might want to dust/bug-proof them by putting them in a fine mesh (cheesecloth perhaps) bag with cords running out the gathered throat. I have opened up a few electronic devices in my time to discover unwanted residents inside.
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