Power price is included in utilities so that is not a problem.
The maximum rent you would be able to charge would be relative to the local electric rates. Do you know what those rates are?
Yes, rates are $0.10 per KWH.
I also have sufficient bandwidth available for miners so Internet (wireless) is included as well.
Mining over a wi-fi connection?
Yes. So far I've worked out the bandwidth to be ~4KB/sec for all of my miners running at the moment. The current connection should in theory be able to give any further miners more than enough bandwidth for mining alone, even if it's only, say 256kb (32KB/sec) up and down. It's not a ton of bandwidth use all at once; it's just a few KB every second all day.
For you guys with larger operations, do you ever rent out space? I suppose it may be akin to a mining contract but different.
Is this a residential or commercial property? Even though electric is included in the rent (or in the utilities), the landlord is assuming typical use. Does the space have its own meter? If it does, it is likely only a matter of months before the landlord knows which door to knock on.
As far as security -- there has been at least one instance of the person hosting the rig disappearing with the equipment. There are other concerns as well. For instance, are your rigs safe from getting messed with when your renter is around/
Because so much of the cost to mining is for the electricity, being able to add mining capacity at no additional cost for the power consumed is a factor that would make it fairly profitable to you. Is it the access to (or cost of) capital the reason you aren't considering just adding capacity yourself?
The space is linked to the panels for the building breakers - while I'm not 100% sure, I'm pretty certain that the building as a whole has a general meter (3 story building with tons of huge AC units on top) as opposed to my space individually (I've looked and not found any meter suggesting such). The landlord already had me sign some longer term contracts due to my requests of installing more power though so yes, they do know about it and haven't appeared to be concerned about it one bit thus far.
While not entirely isolated, the renter has a key, sure, but I see no reason as to why they'd go in the space. Everything else is locked up on my end.
With regards to capital, a little of both. Not saying things aren't profitable - they are, but just like everyone, it will take time to pay it all off or to invest in more systems. My thought was to charge the other person a pretty nominal amount anyway.
The space is sprinklered and insured so while there may always be a risk of fire for whatever reason, that is covered.
I have some UPSes but there is no redundancy in power yet I'm afraid.
Regarding the power use, I have a KAW. Hook it up to the wall and their rig. Check it in a week or month and it should show the KW/H used, right?
For the rental legals I'd have to specifically look at that though I don't know yet whether due to it being equipment as opposed to being a landlord if there are any gotchas. I'd probably draw up a contract specifically stating EVERYTHING as to what the terms are for the interested party for starters.
Thanks for the suggestions. Again really just tossing the idea around but there are many good points here so far. Thanks.
Oh and for the latest post there, I *could* run a landline (cable) to the router at the front desk but I'd need a good 200+ feet of cable to do so and figure how to run it. Not impossible but haven't bothered with it yet. Would be a case then of getting a simple hub to plug everything into then on my end.