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Welcome to Our Basement Fishing Updates
It’s time for another update on our growing mining operations in the basement. Since we last left off, we’ve taken several key steps in enhancing our setup as the basement serves both as a living room and a workout area for me and my family. Beyond the family space, let me take you on a tour of our crypto-mining room, and our newly renovated office studio.
Enhanced Working Space
The entrance to the miner’s hub now takes shape with drywall and some fabulous steps making it not only accessible but also visually appealing. Along with our office studio, we now have a small sub pump room that currently serves as storage.
In addition to the new spaces, we’ve made upgrades to our existing working areas. Our grow tent, though relatively unchanged, demonstrates modifications in the configuration. Previously running 12 cards on our grow tent, we faced valid share problems with the b250 mining motherboard. To resolve this, we’ve cut down the number of GPUs in the tent to six.
Improved Ventilation and Temperature Regulation
Waiting for the Eight Inch Exhaust Fan
The grow tent’s temperature regulation is one area we’ve made significant improvements in. With the installed fan at the bottom and power supply at the top for the exhaust vents, we’ve achieved internal temperatures within five degrees of each other.
However, we’re also eagerly awaiting an eight-inch exhaust fan that will replace the current six-inch fan in use. With expected arrival in the next week or so, the new fan will improve airflow and temperature regulation within the tent.
It doesn’t stop there. We’ve spent a good amount of time insulating every part of our mining area. As you walk through the areas, you’ll notice half-inch foam board insulations on the office walls, the entire mining room, and a large part of our basement. This choice of insulation by Lion guard separates each room and helps maintain temperature regulations.
Moving onto the Mining Room
Let’s now turn our attention to our fully insulated mining room. A tour of the area will reveal multiple AC ducts to manage airflow and temperature. Right now, until we have a doorway isolating off the mining room, we’re using a fan to pull in AC from the left side of the room.
Despite this minor hitch, our mining room currently houses 34 cards—a mix of 1060s, 1660 ti’s, 1080s, 580s with one 590, 3060 ti’s, 20 60s, 1070s, and more. The ambitious setup enjoys excellent air circulation thanks to several six-inch exhausts, four-inch intakes, and the AC infinity inline fans.
Looking ahead, there’s a long list of additions and renovations coming up.
The renovations involve dry walling the stairs, creating a balcony under the steps, and multiple shelving for additional storage. The kids are particularly excited about a reading nook that’s in the works.
Once the renovations are complete, we’re looking at painting the walls, laying the laminate wood floor, and adding a drop ceiling at eight feet.
Further down the line, if our operations outgrow the mining room, we plan to explore setting up a shed out back. Our learning experience during these renovations has shown that using eight-inch inline fans is the best solution for maintaining temperature in grow tents.
As indicated in the beginning, our basement doesn’t just serve as a mining area. It’s a space for my family and me to enjoy, relax, and workout. So far, the renovations have made significant strides. Questions, comments, or recommendations about the mining setup? Please feel free to share below.
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