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Introduction to Crypto Mining Basement Renovations

In the world of cryptocurrency, the term “mining” has become a buzzword. If you’re unfamiliar, mining involves using powerful computer systems to solve complex mathematical problems, which paves the way for new transactions on the blockchain. This article will showcase a real-life example of how a hobbyist miner conducts his day-to-day activities, highlighting the recent renovations of a crypto mining basement.

An Overview of the Crypto Mining Basement

The crypto mining basement in question belongs to a hobbyist miner who’s been planning its redesign for two years prior to getting into mining. Not intended solely for mining, 99% of the basement serves as a living space. It houses a living room area and an office, with a separate room for mining. A crucial aspect of the renovation involved the wiring, where the number of electrical outlets increased from two to an impressive twenty.

Installation of Electrical Outlets

The miner undertook the wiring himself. He installed a junction box that serves as a central point from which the basement’s electrical outlets are powered. The junction box is connected to the garage panel, making it the source of electricity for the entire basement. A retired electrician, who assisted occasionally, taught him the wiring process.

This extended network of electrical outlets is hugely beneficial for the efficiency of the crypto mining operation, ensuring the mining equipment has sufficient power for optimal performance.

Enjoying A New Convenience

Where the miner would once rely on extension cords to power his devices, he can now plug them directly into wall outlets – an undeniable convenience for anyone dealing with a large number of electronic devices. The ample availability of power sockets also reduces the risk of overloading a single socket, hence improved safety.

With the electrical wiring complete, the miner’s attention turned to the mining room. Humidity combined with summer temperatures reaching as high as 100 degrees makes for an extremely warm space. To combat this, two six-inch AC Infinity fans were installed to serve as an exhaust system.

The Importance of Airflow in the Mining Room

Managing the temperature and ensuring sufficient airflow in a mining room is crucial. Overheating is a common issue that can impact the performance of the mining equipment, and in the worst case, may even cause damage. As a result, the miner is considering adding more exhaust space to improve the room’s air circulation.

Using Box fans to maintain the room temperature

As a temporary solution, two box fans were placed strategically to sizeably reduce the room temperature, making it more bearable while working on the ethernet installation.

Setting up the Office Space

With the mining room renovations nearing completion, the next step is moving the office equipment. The new office space, adjacent to the mining room, will provide a comfortable workspace and facilitate better management and supervision of the mining operation. However, the miner plans to complete the ethernet installation in the mining room before relocating any equipment, to ensure an uninterrupted internet connection upon setup.


The miner’s basement serves as an illustrative example of how one can transform a home space into a functional mining operation, harmoniously blending everyday living spaces with a dedicated mining room. However, as this hobbyist miner’s experience demonstrates, planning for essentials like electrical outlets and maintaining good airflow for temperature control, are vital considerations. The miner’s hobby has evolved into a well-orchestrated operation, demonstrating the diversity of his skilled approach: from skills in basic electrical engineering to strategic placement of equipment for optimum results.

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  1. What recommendations do you have for me for airflow & cooling? Keep in mind the largest duct work I can use is 6" to go between the studs and the cement walls and the fans need to be inline. Thanks you guys rock!

  2. I'm so glad you realized this is going to be an issue before you got any further. A bunch of us tried to warn you in comments of previous videos your heat extraction design just wasn't going to be enough. Shame you can't do 8" but I understand why.

  3. try your fans to give you enough air supply to recycle the air in the room minimum 5 times an hour.
    you can find this by multiplying the cubic meters of the room by 5 and then multiplied the air supply off the fans
    anything less than 5 will create a vacuum and will not be efficient . For example if the intake fans are moving 500 cubic meters of air
    and the exhaust fans are moving 600 this will create negative pressure and the intake fans will not work properly
    plus you also need to consider the lengths of the tubes and how many bends you have in your setup
    for every miter of tube with 2 90”degree bends you have to add another 1 cubic meter of air supply

  4. Curious, how come you're using a portable AC? They use 2x the electricity whilst only providing 1/2 the effective cooling power compared to traditional Window units.

  5. I have my setup in my bonus room and I used 4 ac infinity t7 airframe units on the wall directly behind my rigs to exhaust the heat into the attic space instead of using the inline duct fans, which isn't an option for your exhaust issues, but you could put one in your door from your office to the mining room to provide more intake to balance out your exhaust if you beef it up and be able to monitor the temp from the unit without needing to open the door to the room.

  6. Someone check my math.
    3kwh is approximately 10,000 btu.
    To heat 1000cfm 10degF takes 10,000 btu.
    If you allow the air to layer in the room and extract only from the top you maybe able to accept more that a 10deg rise. If you accept a 20deg rise it looks like a single 8"fan of 500cfm will move the air to need to maintain temp with 3kw of heating.
    I think the single 6" exhaust is too small, you should upgrade that to 8".
    Personally I don't see the point in pull from waist height. Please don't mix the air in the room else you'll be extracting air you've just pulled in. Youll want to consider the natural flow of the hot air rising.
    Love your channel, like you I'm new to mining… thanks.

  7. Love the basement setup! I would chime in, but my setup is different, but same concept! Just a fully sealed room, I am only using 4 720cfm exhaust fans (over kill for a small room), took out the intake fans as I think it was mixing the hot air with cool. Now it creates its own suction for the intake, and now Iam just playing with intake port sizing and location now. Very interesting changes and patterns just from intake port sizing and location. Also helped that I put all my rigs below chest level now, as I can feel heat soak from chest level and above.

    Now I have a dust problem lol

  8. As a facilities mechanical technician, I don’t think you need higher air changing capability. For these limited time high ambient temperatures and humidity I would shut the intake and exhaust down and get a second floor unit a/c for the mining room. Or get a mini split a/c for the whole basement and use the floor unit a/c you already own as a back up in the mining room when absolutely necessary. During the rest of the year when ambient temps are more favorable you air changes will be more efficient.
    With that one little floor a/c and your box fans and current exhausts running. Your pulling the air you just cooled out of the room. Wasting energy. Little portable a/c units work but recirculating the air through it self over a period of time to cool a room down

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