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Server Room cooling

Looking around for a 2 ton spot cooler or airconditioner (has to be 110v, they would get charged out the ass for a 220v circuit).

Anyone got any suggestions or recommendations?
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Too much heat (14,000BTU) in the room - fan doesn't do shit.

The office building shuts down the air conditioning at night, so the room gets excessively hot, even with an exhaust fan running.
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It'd certainly cool it down... once.
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Install a box freezer and leave the lid open?

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But what about my totinos pizzas?
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How big is the room? One of my clients upgraded hardware this past year and we did a dedicated server room out on extra office that's approx. 125 sf. I found a deal on some salvaged raised flooring and they ended up buying this a/c unit - http://www.portableairshop.com/AP140...r_Conditioners

It's 14000 btu, doesn't have to be drained, and has a 50" long exhaust tube that we ran through a dryer type exterior duct. Works damn good, keeps the room at a constant 60degrees. Not a bad option for under $1000.
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Consider how long is the client going to be using the space and their total power consumption. I have seen significant cost savings going 220 volt over long-term use. (Including power to servers.)

"Roughly speaking, to operate a particular appliance requires a particular
amount of POWER, which (at least for resistive loads) is current times voltage.
If you double the voltage, you draw half the current to achieve the same power.
The primary advantage of lower current is that you lose less power in the wires
feeding current to the appliance "

The cost savings was based off an approx 10K sq ft of raised floor though.
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I can put you in contact with a person or two who can offer professional solutions. However, I can almost promise you that anything worth its cost will be 220V

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Client is int eh space month to month, they are looking for a second home. Nothing perm and nothing huge - just capable. However, it also needs to be "top of the line" as they say.

I've got a couple quotes from some area shops. If anyone has a specific brand that is basical taiwan shit or some "wish I had a evap pump" type advice, let me know.

I would need at least a D cell BTW.
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just give em a spot cooler. We are using one right now off 120v and it keeps the run 60 degrees. during peak summer, a cool 65. no water drainage either.

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How big is the room? One of my clients upgraded hardware this past year and we did a dedicated server room out on extra office that's approx. 125 sf. I found a deal on some salvaged raised flooring and they ended up buying this a/c unit - http://www.portableairshop.com/AP140...r_Conditioners

It's 14000 btu, doesn't have to be drained, and has a 50" long exhaust tube that we ran through a dryer type exterior duct. Works damn good, keeps the room at a constant 60degrees. Not a bad option for under $1000.
That's a good unit, we have one deployed at one of our clients. Due to space restrictions, and "prime" (sarcasm) location of their server room. We had no choice but to get one of those.

Works pretty damn good imo.

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Looking around for a 2 ton spot cooler or airconditioner (has to be 110v, they would get charged out the ass for a 220v circuit).

Anyone got any suggestions or recommendations?
Would a portable 110V air conditioner work? I have one that is not a window unit. but you do need a window to exhaust the hot air.

Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16896111212 but see if you can get one at big lots they are alot cheaper! I got mine for 300 and it runs my room very very cold and its a 20k BTU AC/Heater so it keeps shit chilly...

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Nah, they are in the middle of a ClassA office building. I have to find a solution that has zero risk of any condensation and uses the ceiling as both an intake and an exhaust path. Can't have a recirulation or a condensate jug. We can put a pump and run pipe to a drain on the floor, but right now the items we're looking at are in the 2.5-3k range. If it was just the client, they'd want the $600 unit, but the building is requiring specifics that bump up the cost.

The best part was when they asked how much colocation was - I'd been trying to sell them on it for years but they always declined it.
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if you want i could stand in there a few minutes a day. i am pretty cool.

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I have enogh Viruses on this network from the users. I don't need your skanky ass in there.

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thats a fair point!!

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