[geeks] Good humidity for a server room?
patrick at mail.zill.net
Tue Apr 5 12:30:01 CDT 2005
On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 01:19:35PM -0400, David L Kindred (Dave) wrote:
> >>>>> "rescue" == rescue <Atom> writes:
> rescue> Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> >> On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 11:28:11AM -0400, Atom wrote:
> >>> I just installed a netbotz last week and keep on getting too low
> >>> humidity alerts. In fact we're at 18% right now.
> >> Cheapest way is probably to get one of those little fountain
> >> things that pump water over little rocks and keep it filled.
> rescue> I might go to hell depot and get a humidifier. They are like
> rescue> $40.
> Be very careful of what you install and how you run it. We had some
> sort of commercial humidifier in a server room in a previous building
> that not only added humidity to the air, but also a large quantity of
> fine white dust.
It should definitely be monitored. But I think the only thing I would
do with the $40 one is feed it distilled water to avoid problems with
scale buildup on the insides.
> Other known problems with humidifiers are related to mold/bacteria
If they are in a server room they should have lots of airflow though.
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