Well, Here goes....the front of my basement mining operation:
Very nice use of your basement, how many TH do you have running? I like the duct work, does it exhaust the heat up to the outside, or ?
Probably heats your floor up nice in the winter, too.
I have 55th/s. a couple run open and keep the basement warm; 6 run into the return line of the furnace and I keep the fan running all the time and the rest I have vented out the basement windows.
just a note on elec rates under xcel in Minnesota I called them up my rate went down from 13.5c kwh to 12.3c kwh (did not notice this last year only had a knc 550 jupiter....now with 2 titans i noticed)
So they said yeah winter rate (looking at back of bill) so I was informed was correct. Told to look at back of bill (or sep piece of paper i can't remember) and while I'm looking at that the xcel rep goes WOW your elec went up 220 bucks ave over last year or so ...I'm mumbling to self and say 'yeah got server equip in basement (titan scrypt miners did not figure she'd have any idea wtf I was talking about) and had to cool them in the summer (if xcel wants to think the elec this summer was for a/c so be it .used shutter fans basement) and now I said I have to keep the basement a temp for the servers at 70F thus the extra heat (back of my mind I'm being cagey maybe they'd not like 2500 watts plus on my 'modern panel' but only 100 amp service
so still looking at bill and on the back she i see 9.5c or 10c kwh for electric heating in winter I'm like damn at the same time more or less she goes ...so is 'electric heat' now your primary mode of heat instead of gas this winter..i had to let that sink in for a bit.....er yeah sure i said
she said good i've forwarded it up the line with a tag for you getting the elec heat rate (if the xcel rep can't figure out i'm heating the house with 'server heat" who am I to tell them
So I do do I have to get inspected..she goes probably not from your bill increase....so I'm hoping that someone will simply look at my frigging 220 buck over the top bill and go 'yep elec heat rate and rubber stamp it" and viola 4 months at 9.5c or 10c kwh ..big drop from before winter 13.5c kwh
If they want to inspect I'll let them come over worse that can happen is 1) nice try but no..they can't say i'm lying about elec being the way i'm mostly heating my house...aside from the fact that using bitcoin miners besides space heaters is a no/no ..hey i an't lying said i had 'equip"
or 2) they will look and go yep 70F in basement ......sees server equipment ..golden
again hoping for a rubber stamp from a rep looking at my bill elec use..but again I did not tag this for consideration the xcel rep did...so hell I'll see how it goes
I'll let you know on here or if not PM me sometime I should know probably by the next bill arrival which I figure for the end or dec sometime say dec 20th
anyway for your consideration with the stuff you or others on here are using in basement and winter....heh .....if the nice lady at xcel wants to help me with my 'server equipment'
and tag such who am I to complain...it is not like I brought it up
and the miners go poof I just call them next winter say and say my gas is now my primary heat and servers are gone
heh also got a bill my gas bill on budget is also down 35 bucks a month this year
LTC price is going up
LTC difficulty is tanking
My KNC Titan Scrypt miners are kicking ass
and hell btc price up to for my hoard ....all is well (its a trap!)
let the good times roll
Anyway folk in the same situation (or xcel ) should ponder how to approach this w/o toggling the actual inspection..it should not be too hard
by god I am using electric for my primary way to make heat ..that was the question and it is the truthful answer!
anyway just a tip I'll let you know if it works or i have an inspection and a grin from the guy with a 'nice try'
Worst that can happen is my elec rates for winter stay at the
revised 12.3c kwh vs the 13.5c kwh normal rate under xcel
anyway hope it helps