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September 02, 2016, 10:32:18 AM
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People who use your miners to heat. That's a straight idea since miners generate alot of heat, but How do you control the heat? Won't your miners overheat? Won't they get damaged? Using them to heat and still keeping the temperature between safe values could be complicated...

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September 02, 2016, 10:36:56 AM
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People who use your miners to heat. That's a straight idea since miners generate alot of heat, but How do you control the heat? Won't your miners overheat? Won't they get damaged? Using them to heat and still keeping the temperature between safe values could be complicated...

not at all.  just run the miner at normal setting and it still gives off lots of heat.

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September 02, 2016, 04:20:44 PM
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If you don't mind the noise of the miners, you could definitely put some in a room and use it for heating. 
You may even be able to heat the room where you will sleep, if you don't mind the noise. 

Since I'm used to the hum of racks of computer equipment (from my job), I can fall asleep with the sound of fans easily.
Depends on how easily you sleep through the noise.

One of the main issues here is going to be your electricity cost.
If your cost is low this may be a way for you to make a little money, otherwise you are probably better off just heating your space through normal methods.

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September 02, 2016, 07:54:41 PM
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Unfortunately, my heat is from a gas furnace but gets pushed throughout the house with a HVAC unit. So, when it gets cold I will open the door to my mining room some hours each day to let the heat flow into other rooms. It won't save me much on electricity, but I'll probably end up using less gas and may not have to run the HVAC fan as much.

I wish there were an easy way to redirect the heat from the miners into my HVAC system, but there isn't and I can't make any structural modifications to the house as I don't own it.
But I may try to corral the heat from my 4 miners and duct it to one of the HVAC air intakes in the mining room and see how that does.

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September 03, 2016, 10:51:52 AM
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It's actually a good idea to do this in most cases; you get a little hashpower and a bit of heating as well. It's also one of the reasons why the hashrate of the network spikes during the winter and falls back down.

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September 04, 2016, 10:58:21 PM
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People who use your miners to heat. That's a straight idea since miners generate alot of heat, but How do you control the heat? Won't your miners overheat? Won't they get damaged? Using them to heat and still keeping the temperature between safe values could be complicated...

 Termostats on the fans I used to draw air into and out of my place.
 It's NOT really complicated, even if you have too much heat out of them.


 If you don't have enough miner heat to keep your place warm by themselves, your regular heating system handles keeping the temperatures in the right range.



 wmabern - try putting a fan blowing air INTO your register in the room with the miner(s) in it.
 The ducting thing might cause enough of a fight between your central HVAC fan and the fans of the miners to cause the miners to not be able to cool enough due to their fans not being able to push enough air against the force of the HVAC fan when it's on.
 *IF* your HVAC system has return air ductwork instead of relying on drawing through hallways and such, duct the output of the miners into the return air intake duct for their room - then the HVAC fan will be working WITH the miner fans to draw air through them.

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September 09, 2016, 10:14:01 AM
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Unfortunately, my heat is from a gas furnace but gets pushed throughout the house with a HVAC unit. So, when it gets cold I will open the door to my mining room some hours each day to let the heat flow into other rooms. It won't save me much on electricity, but I'll probably end up using less gas and may not have to run the HVAC fan as much.

I wish there were an easy way to redirect the heat from the miners into my HVAC system, but there isn't and I can't make any structural modifications to the house as I don't own it.
But I may try to corral the heat from my 4 miners and duct it to one of the HVAC air intakes in the mining room and see how that does.

If you seat a couple or rigs in front of the return that should pre-heat the air going to the HVAC and reduce the the delta for the heat exchanger.  You just need to have power cords thick enough to run that length.
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