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March 29, 2012, 11:33:03 PM
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How about getting a gas dryer??? The outlet & all its glory will be yours Grin

this is what I am thinking now....

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March 29, 2012, 11:35:19 PM
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How about getting a gas dryer??? The outlet & all its glory will be yours Grin

this is what I am thinking now....

Until you spark the gas with your miners. I have noticed that plugging things into 208v seems to always give a little spark on initial contact.
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March 29, 2012, 11:35:35 PM
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How about getting a gas dryer??? The outlet & all its glory will be yours Grin

this is what I am thinking now....

Probably cheaper to just keep the dryer and run a new dedicated 240V line and outlet.
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March 30, 2012, 12:29:47 AM
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How about getting a gas dryer??? The outlet & all its glory will be yours Grin

this is what I am thinking now....

Until you spark the gas with your miners. I have noticed that plugging things into 208v seems to always give a little spark on initial contact.
What, you normally leave the gas whooshing out all the time waiting for a spark? Grin Grin

Those things have pilot lights for a reason, although newer ones will probably light on demand with a high voltage starter.

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March 30, 2012, 12:41:13 AM
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I'm just looking out for yochdog's eyebrows......
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March 30, 2012, 04:23:29 AM
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I lived in a trailer(single wide) & used 2 grill propane tanks for my hot water heater,stove & dryer,they would last about 2 weeks.Just need a regulator,"y" fitting made for using 2 tanks(with a pressure switch to alternate between tanks) & whatever length of hose between tanks & "t" fittings to the appliances.Got it all at the local grill store,except the longer hoses,got those at a gas supply house.I think it all cost about $250,including 4 tanks Grin

It was great not having to wait on the gas company to "fit" me in their route.Had 2 tanks as spares,so just had to rotate them when almost empty,never had to relight the pilots either.Just check for leaks with soapy water.

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March 30, 2012, 01:33:49 PM
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if you have 7000watts of hashing power down there do you really need a dryer.. hang a few lines Smiley
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March 31, 2012, 12:38:40 AM
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if you have 7000watts of hashing power down there do you really need a dryer.. hang a few lines Smiley
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You have are movement and heat from the miners, you just need to exhaust the moist air.  Smiley

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March 31, 2012, 01:19:42 AM
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if you have 7000watts of hashing power down there do you really need a dryer.. hang a few lines Smiley
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You have are movement and heat from the miners, you just need to exhaust the moist air.  Smiley


Why don't you go one step further and convert the laundry room into a Sauna? Leave no watt wasted.
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March 31, 2012, 02:30:57 AM
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if you have 7000watts of hashing power down there do you really need a dryer.. hang a few lines Smiley
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You have are movement and heat from the miners, you just need to exhaust the moist air.  Smiley


Why don't you go one step further and convert the laundry room into a Sauna? Leave no watt wasted.

Because moist air is a bad thing for PCs
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March 31, 2012, 02:49:29 AM
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Because moist air is a bad thing for PCs
Never thought about that  Wink
No, I was just kidding. We all kind of went overboard, a little.
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March 31, 2012, 04:05:28 AM
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Pipe the hot air into your central air. Heats the whole house, and take the place of a humidifier. It's win win.
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March 31, 2012, 01:44:48 PM
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How about the electric range outlet ??
If you don't have an electric stove

If you have electric stove and electric drier just punt another breaker in the box and a new properly sized line for mining...   no hassle or worry leaching power to mners  if wifey uses the appliances

and btw check you home owners insurance   diy electrical work may not be covered
If not done by a licensed electrician and/or inspected if there is a fire


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April 01, 2012, 02:08:46 AM
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What the heck is this homeowners insurance you all keep talking about..
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April 01, 2012, 02:36:21 AM
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I thought about doing the exact same thing for a while. The issue I had was finding an affordable outlet, wiring, power strip / pdu, etc... I gave up on that and was planning on running a 30amp line down into my garage as I could get some of the parts from work for free. While I was working on planning out how to run the new line I ended up finding that someone had previously chained a second line off of my 240v 20amp air conditioner breaker and decided to use that.

I bought a dual 6-20 outlet and two universal 240v power strips for less than $100. This setup can hold over 4000 continuous watts of electricity. With my current estimated 2.222 KW setup I could of run it off of a single power strip, but wanted to have the second one for expansion purposes. If I was you I'd price out what it would cost to run an extra line and run more of a standard house (6-15 / 20) outlet. If you're main breaker can take the extra amps you could probably run a 50 amp breaker and wire it into five 10 amp outlets using a MWBC. With that you could use cheap 13 amp power strips and expand as you need it.

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April 01, 2012, 02:49:19 AM
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What the heck is this homeowners insurance you all keep talking about..
it's a way to burn your house down and get out of the upside-down mortgage.

then your will either get a newer bigger house, or move to a government subsidized boarding facility.
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April 01, 2012, 05:40:54 AM
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What the heck is this homeowners insurance you all keep talking about..
it's a way to burn your house down and get out of the upside-down mortgage.

then your will either get a newer bigger house, or move to a government subsidized boarding facility.


Ahh so I only need it if I'm going to burn my house down.  Gotcha.
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April 01, 2012, 12:53:50 PM
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What the heck is this homeowners insurance you all keep talking about..
it's a way to burn your house down and get out of the upside-down mortgage.

then your will either get a newer bigger house, or move to a government subsidized boarding facility.


Ahh so I only need it if I'm going to burn my house down.  Gotcha.
Or get it flooded, or hit by lighting, or blown away by a tornado, or rammed by a stray car, or whatever. Shit happens.

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April 02, 2012, 02:41:54 PM
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I'll take my chances Wink.  Most likely shit won't happen Wink

Lotto tickets are a better deal then insurance Wink
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April 02, 2012, 02:46:07 PM
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I'll take my chances Wink.  Most likely shit won't happen Wink

Lotto tickets are a better deal then insurance Wink

Depends on the insurance. Smiley
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