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10 part series of my shed to farm conversion. All videos and pictures are on the page now.

https://www.northeasttexastechnologies.com/the-farm-build/

YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIMbomEyfV-EyKfVokfNiw
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May 01, 2018, 11:28:55 PM
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yes, yes, yes

thank you for detailing this.
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Amazinng work. I love how you documented everything from the beginning. Shows good planning.

I imagine you started this a few months back even before the Cryptonight ASICs came out. I bet those ASICs scared you to death eh? Luckily you have all these cryptonight forking away from ASICs left and right. Congratulations on this wonderful build.

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I was an ETN miner before the ASIC onslaught. I am currently mining Monero. A lot more profitable at the moment.  Grin
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May 01, 2018, 11:55:10 PM
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10 part series of my shed to farm conversion. All videos and pictures are on the page now.

https://www.northeasttexastechnologies.com/the-farm-build/

YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIMbomEyfV-EyKfVokfNiw


Nice project, I'm just getting into watching your videos but definitely like how you're breaking it out for the noobs.
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May 02, 2018, 02:50:43 AM
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Thank you,

Hope you enjoy.

10 part series of my shed to farm conversion. All videos and pictures are on the page now.

https://www.northeasttexastechnologies.com/the-farm-build/

YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrIMbomEyfV-EyKfVokfNiw


Nice project, I'm just getting into watching your videos but definitely like how you're breaking it out for the noobs.
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May 02, 2018, 02:53:26 AM
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went through all 10 videos -- some questions or things I noticed.

I see you installed a 60amp service from your home... It appears you have more plugs there than you do power available. I think you hinted at that in one of the videos so I expect you already discovered this at this point. Did you end up going with higher amp service?

Only thing I think I would have changed is your exhaust fan location, I would have moved it higher if possible since hot air naturally rises, you would intake fresh air from the lowest point that makes sense to (considering critters and bugs) and exhaust it out the top.

I'm surprised you didn't opt for insulation. First thing I noticed was how small the building was, I thought that's perfect, small area to cool for intake air temps if you can exhaust the hot air, it would work quite well. I heard you mention radiant barrier for the roof in one of the videos and I'd definitely recommend you looking into that or spray foam for the roof at the minimum, I would also pad the walls and then just secure them with netting (no sheetrock)

Have you done any exterior DB noise testing? How close is your neighbors fence? it looks pretty close from the installation video. I'd really like to know how loud it is externally with the fan option your chose.

If you are in city and get people complaining about noise I was going to suggest some external ducting of some kind with some sound deadening material lining the inside, if you can come out of your louver and make a 90 turn down, then another 90 to exit you'll lose some cfm but may be able to cut out a lot of the fan noise if your neighbors start complaining.

Overall great project for a DIY'er that has IT knowledge and maybe not the most knowledgeable about how to setup a "mining shack" or room.

A Suggestion if you want to get really crazy or just to play -- look into solar to offset some of your power costs, if you add solar to your home, you can easily add in your own solar panels to the roof of the shack which will generate some additional kwh at peak times and help insulate the roof some.





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May 02, 2018, 03:04:13 AM
Last edit: May 02, 2018, 03:14:45 AM by nc50lc
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10 part series of my shed to farm conversion. All videos and pictures are on the page now.
https://www.northeasttexastechnologies.com/the-farm-build/
Better if you display the images ([img][/img]) right here in your thread after you rank up to Jr Member.
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May 02, 2018, 03:26:04 AM
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Lot of wood.= fuel

So consider. Fire blankets.

Amazon has some 78 inch by 78 inch

And some silver bubble wrap from Home Depot.

Staple the bubble wrap to the walls.

Then attach the fire blanket to the silver bubble wrap.

About 100 dollars to do this

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May 02, 2018, 12:52:25 PM
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Lot of wood.= fuel

So consider. Fire blankets.

Amazon has some 78 inch by 78 inch

And some silver bubble wrap from Home Depot.

Staple the bubble wrap to the walls.

Then attach the fire blanket to the silver bubble wrap.

About 100 dollars to do this

I like the bubble wrap idea better, better R value insulation too if you combine with actual insulation.

Also there is some sound/fireproofing material called Rockwool that is worth looking into $100 of it would likely cover that entire shack and its rated to 2150F fire resistance. Has basically no R value though. The same company does make an R15? rated version of it though for a little more
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Yes, this is a temporary location for the shed. I will be moving it to a new location and it will have a dedicated 200 Amp service. The volume of airflow north to south is considerable. It is only about a foot from the roof of the shed. The airflow is so great, I do not believe this will be a concern as the volume is so small and the fan is oversized for the given space by about 3 times. Still a work in progress. I am considering a radiant barrier as only 3 sides of the shed have direct sunlight. The fan is a gable vent fan, so the noise is extremely low. It is actually much quieter than my AC condenser for my house. I will add solar in the future at the new location. I am actually a Network Engineer. I have been in IT for about 15 years now. Thanks for all of the suggestions again friend.

went through all 10 videos -- some questions or things I noticed.

I see you installed a 60amp service from your home... It appears you have more plugs there than you do power available. I think you hinted at that in one of the videos so I expect you already discovered this at this point. Did you end up going with higher amp service?

Only thing I think I would have changed is your exhaust fan location, I would have moved it higher if possible since hot air naturally rises, you would intake fresh air from the lowest point that makes sense to (considering critters and bugs) and exhaust it out the top.

I'm surprised you didn't opt for insulation. First thing I noticed was how small the building was, I thought that's perfect, small area to cool for intake air temps if you can exhaust the hot air, it would work quite well. I heard you mention radiant barrier for the roof in one of the videos and I'd definitely recommend you looking into that or spray foam for the roof at the minimum, I would also pad the walls and then just secure them with netting (no sheetrock)

Have you done any exterior DB noise testing? How close is your neighbors fence? it looks pretty close from the installation video. I'd really like to know how loud it is externally with the fan option your chose.

If you are in city and get people complaining about noise I was going to suggest some external ducting of some kind with some sound deadening material lining the inside, if you can come out of your louver and make a 90 turn down, then another 90 to exit you'll lose some cfm but may be able to cut out a lot of the fan noise if your neighbors start complaining.

Overall great project for a DIY'er that has IT knowledge and maybe not the most knowledgeable about how to setup a "mining shack" or room.

A Suggestion if you want to get really crazy or just to play -- look into solar to offset some of your power costs, if you add solar to your home, you can easily add in your own solar panels to the roof of the shack which will generate some additional kwh at peak times and help insulate the roof some.






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Thank you for your suggestions Phillip, definitely a work in progress.

Lot of wood.= fuel

So consider. Fire blankets.

Amazon has some 78 inch by 78 inch

And some silver bubble wrap from Home Depot.

Staple the bubble wrap to the walls.

Then attach the fire blanket to the silver bubble wrap.

About 100 dollars to do this

I like the bubble wrap idea better, better R value insulation too if you combine with actual insulation.

Also there is some sound/fireproofing material called Rockwool that is worth looking into $100 of it would likely cover that entire shack and its rated to 2150F fire resistance. Has basically no R value though. The same company does make an R15? rated version of it though for a little more
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how did u get electric company to meter that thing...

ye i aint bares
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how did u get electric company to meter that thing...

It's tied to his house meter, just like if you built a shack/shed with its on power panel detached from your home.
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how did u get electric company to meter that thing...

It's tied to his house meter, just like if you built a shack/shed with its on power panel detached from your home.

whats the point then??? theres no room for expansion... home service get eaten up quick..

ye i aint bares
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In my personal situation...

1. I had equipment all over my house, one room was completely unusable because of heat and noise from the fans. My entire house sounded like a server room. I was also out of available circuits in my home to plug the rigs into. I have a family, it was also a little unsightly for my family and guests.

2. I moved all equipment off of 120 volts and onto 240, effectively cutting my Amp draw in half and I have a slight increase in efficiency from my PSUs. I can now run almost 60 cards off of a single 60 Amp drop.

3. This is a temporary location for the shed, it will be moved and have a dedicated 200 Amp service, I talk about this in a couple of the videos.


how did u get electric company to meter that thing...

It's tied to his house meter, just like if you built a shack/shed with its on power panel detached from your home.

whats the point then??? theres no room for expansion... home service get eaten up quick..
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In my personal situation...

1. I had equipment all over my house, one room was completely unusable because of heat and noise from the fans. My entire house sounded like a server room. I was also out of available circuits in my home to plug the rigs into. I have a family, it was also a little unsightly for my family and guests.

2. I moved all equipment off of 120 volts and onto 240, effectively cutting my Amp draw in half and I have a slight increase in efficiency from my PSUs. I can now run almost 60 cards off of a single 60 Amp drop.

3. This is a temporary location for the shed, it will be moved and have a dedicated 200 Amp service, I talk about this in a couple of the videos.


how did u get electric company to meter that thing...

It's tied to his house meter, just like if you built a shack/shed with its on power panel detached from your home.

whats the point then??? theres no room for expansion... home service get eaten up quick..

Adding to this, I know someone that did something similar with a larger detached building then put solar panels on top of it (has existing solar on the home) and near doubled his solar offset for very little cost
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Yes, I will definitely be looking into this in the future.


In my personal situation...

1. I had equipment all over my house, one room was completely unusable because of heat and noise from the fans. My entire house sounded like a server room. I was also out of available circuits in my home to plug the rigs into. I have a family, it was also a little unsightly for my family and guests.

2. I moved all equipment off of 120 volts and onto 240, effectively cutting my Amp draw in half and I have a slight increase in efficiency from my PSUs. I can now run almost 60 cards off of a single 60 Amp drop.

3. This is a temporary location for the shed, it will be moved and have a dedicated 200 Amp service, I talk about this in a couple of the videos.


how did u get electric company to meter that thing...

It's tied to his house meter, just like if you built a shack/shed with its on power panel detached from your home.

whats the point then??? theres no room for expansion... home service get eaten up quick..

Adding to this, I know someone that did something similar with a larger detached building then put solar panels on top of it (has existing solar on the home) and near doubled his solar offset for very little cost
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May 12, 2018, 10:03:07 PM
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I started to install the radiant barrier. Almost a 40-degree drop in temperature on the roof and outside wall surfaces in direct sunlight.

Here is the YouTube video showing my progress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6ThJEKCW84


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It’s actually common misunderstanding that going to 240 from 120 allows you get more power by using less amps.

A two phase 120v / 200A service can do 200a@120v on one phase and 200a@120v on the other. (But not 400a@120v on one leg).

So as long as you can balance your 120v loads on both legs, you can draw up to 400a combined at 120v.

But of course 240 is more efficient.
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