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An Update on the Crypto Mining Basement and Renovations
In this article, we will be providing a quick update on the progress of the crypto mining basement renovations. Over the last few weeks, there have been several small projects completed in the basement, including securing all the studs and preparing for the installation of insulation and drywall. We will also discuss the upcoming planned projects and what to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Securing the Studs and Preparing for Insulation
One of the main projects that have taken up the most time in the basement renovations is securing each set of studs. This process involved measuring 16 inches between each stud and securing them with a self-tapping screw at the top. This step is necessary for ensuring a strong and stable wall structure for the upcoming drywall installation.
Upcoming Projects: Building Steps and Installing a Fridge
In addition to securing the studs, there are a few more projects on the horizon. This includes building a set of steps to replace the previously removed platform and installing a fridge. The fridge will be placed in a nook with a countertop for a wet bar setup. This convenient addition will help make the mining area an enjoyable and comfortable space for users working long hours.
Installing Foam Insulation Boards
A vital step in the renovation process is installing the foam insulation boards. The entire mining room will have half-inch Kingpsin Green Guard foam insulation boards, followed by half inch drywall. This insulation will help keep any heat generated by the mining equipment inside the room and prevent it from affecting the rest of the basement space. Additionally, the insulation will also be installed in the office space to help with sound dampening.
Entering the Mining Room: Doors and Floors
When entering the mining room, users can expect an external rated metal door for security and durability purposes. In terms of flooring, the decision has been made to keep the concrete floor unfinished. This decision was made to help with heat and cold absorption properties, as opposed to installing additional flooring that could impact the room’s temperature.
Implementing Passive HVAC Ventilation
To maintain proper air circulation and temperature control within the mining room, passive HVAC ventilation systems have been put in place. These ventilation systems consist of four-inch brown guards that go directly outside and allow external air into the room. As the mining room will naturally accumulate heat due to the mining equipment, this system provides a practical solution for keeping the room at a comfortable temperature.
Custom HVAC System for Airflow Management
In addition to the passive HVAC ventilation systems, a custom HVAC system will be installed to further control airflow within the mining room. This system consists of two 1600 CFM fans, a register box, reducers, and HVAC pipes which will remove hot air from the room and channel it outside. This system is designed to naturally draw in air from outside and keep the mining room cool during the summer months and warm during the winter months. However, issues concerning moisture and humidity during these seasonal changes will need to be addressed and managed responsibly to avoid potential problems.
Upcoming Deadlines and Electrical Work
With drywall set to be delivered in four weeks, there is still much work to be done in the basement to prepare for its installation. Electrical wiring and ethernet connections will need to be completed before the final drywall installation. The goal is to have everything completed by the end of June, where friends will be assisting in the hanging of the drywall.
Conclusion and Recommendations
The crypto mining basement renovation is an ongoing project with many smaller tasks being completed to create a cohesive and functional space for mining enthusiasts. With the stud walls secured, insulation prepared, and ventilation systems being planned, this space will soon be ready for drywall and electrical work.
If you have any recommendations or suggestions based on this update, please feel free to leave a comment down below. It is always helpful to hear from other enthusiasts and experts in the field. In the meantime, stay tuned for further updates as the project progresses!