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September 27, 2014, 12:59:28 AM
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I used to run my GPUs on the balcony. Smiley I'll never forget how nervous I was the first time it rained. But the tarp held up. Good memories!

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September 27, 2014, 07:17:14 AM
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I also remember trying my Block Erupter on the balcony in the winter. Just to see if it would work with free convection cooling.
I was also scared, even though it was pretty cold outside, I didn't dare to run longer than a few minutes as it was getting very hot.

Never in the rain though...
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September 27, 2014, 07:58:24 AM
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I ran some of my GPU rigs in an uninsulated shed through the winter and ended with bad corrosion on the motherboard. All the GPUs and PSUs was fine, I guess because they are hot.
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September 27, 2014, 08:19:41 AM
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I ran some of my GPU rigs in an uninsulated shed through the winter and ended with bad corrosion on the motherboard. All the GPUs and PSUs was fine, I guess because they are hot.

I had corrosion in my gpus Sad

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September 27, 2014, 08:58:21 AM
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I have a 220 line on my deck for a hot tub. 
I considered making a shelter and doing some outside mining this winter.

I think my biggest hurdle would be condensation. 

I have plenty of room for miners in safer places, but I'm sure I'll experiment at some point.
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September 27, 2014, 03:11:03 PM
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I have a 220 line on my deck for a hot tub. 
I considered making a shelter and doing some outside mining this winter.

I think my biggest hurdle would be condensation. 

I have plenty of room for miners in safer places, but I'm sure I'll experiment at some point.

If you are building an enclosed space for the miner, like a shed, maybe you could get away with buying a de-humidifier?
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September 29, 2014, 11:00:06 AM
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I have a 220 line on my deck for a hot tub. 
I considered making a shelter and doing some outside mining this winter.

I think my biggest hurdle would be condensation. 

I have plenty of room for miners in safer places, but I'm sure I'll experiment at some point.

If you are building an enclosed space for the miner, like a shed, maybe you could get away with buying a de-humidifier?
Dehumidifiers suck down obscene amounts of electricity. They're basically air conditioners, but they don't push the warm air outside. Given that, you may's well just use an air conditioner.
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September 29, 2014, 05:00:37 PM
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I have a 220 line on my deck for a hot tub. 
I considered making a shelter and doing some outside mining this winter.

I think my biggest hurdle would be condensation. 

I have plenty of room for miners in safer places, but I'm sure I'll experiment at some point.

If you are building an enclosed space for the miner, like a shed, maybe you could get away with buying a de-humidifier?
Dehumidifiers suck down obscene amounts of electricity. They're basically air conditioners, but they don't push the warm air outside. Given that, you may's well just use an air conditioner.
The problem was the humidity. Air conditioner doesn't remove water vapour from the air, in fact it may even increase RH which is the bad thing.

There are dehumidifiers with very low power consumption. You would need to make a balance, what is worth more, replacing expensive hardware due to corrosion  or paying a little extra for electricity?

It was just a thought anyway.
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September 30, 2014, 06:37:21 PM
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Watch out for condensation on the inside of your Rigs.
OK, while it's running it might be too hot to suffer from condensation.
But supposing your're out and it breaks down or the electricity is cut and it happens to be very cold outside.
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