Jump to content

Ventilation for under the stairs server

gabbaii_
 Share

Hey folks,

 

In the process of building a new house and trying to lock in a final 'home' for the network cables runs and ultimately our home server and NAS.

Current front runner for the server location is under the stairs accessed via a door in the office. Not in the plans/screenshot but it will be.

Imagine the 'cupboard under the stairs' from Harry Potter.

 

image.png.23de20eea9ee8c04d73341903ea289ae.png

 

Planning for server, switch and any other bits and bobs to live in something like this but biggest concern I have is ventilation/fresh air access.

Any other thoughts on where we could put it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is that where the cables from your ISP terminate?

 

Will that spot get warm enough that it needs cooling, or can you have a spot for the heat to naturally escape, and feed fresh air?

If the home has AC can you route cold air to that location?

Is there a power drop there?

Can you run conduit for all the cables to that location?

Does that location give you enough space to grow and work in?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, ToboRobot said:

Is that where the cables from your ISP terminate?

 

Will that spot get warm enough that it needs cooling, or can you have a spot for the heat to naturally escape, and feed fresh air?

If the home has AC can you route cold air to that location?

Is there a power drop there?

Can you run conduit for all the cables to that location?

Does that location give you enough space to grow and work in?

Yes.

 

We're live in Brisbane Australia so it'll get rather warm. Only natural escape / fresh air would be from opening the door.

 

Yes and yes.

 

Yes.

 

Will have to double check conduit but all the network cables will run back to this central spot (or where it's final home will be).

 

And yes =)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Regarding cooling there should be some sort of vent in the door to allow air to flow, and you'd better invert the airflow so that hot air is exhausted from the front

System : AMD R9 5900X / X570 AORUS PRO/ 2x16GB Corsair Vengeance 3600CL18 / RTX3080 Gigabyte EAGLE GPU/ Phanteks P600S case / Customized Watercooling Eisbaer 280mm + Eiswolf2 360mm + VPP755 pump  and 150mm reservoir0.5TB Sabrent Rocket + 2TB WD SN850 NVme Gen4 + 4TB Toshiba X300 HDD drives/ Corsair RM850x PSU/ 34" 120Hz 3440x1440p Alienware AW3420DW monitor / Logitech G915TKL keyboard (wireless) / Logitech G PRO X Superlight mouse

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, gabbaii_ said:

 

We're live in Brisbane Australia so it'll get rather warm. Only natural escape / fresh air would be from opening the door.

 

 

Add some sort of vents so that the space can draw in cool air from low and exhaust high air above.

You don't want a sealed room that just traps heat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


×