Save yourself some money and pick up some thermoform plastic on Amazon and fit it to your shelves with a heatgun.I have no idea tbh. I bought about 3k worth of lumber (that includes the dricore tiles) for my entire basement project. At one point I also did another purchase for the plywood sheets, 2x6's and the door, which came up to a bit over 500 bucks. I still need to decide if I put some acid drip trays as well. Got a quote from a company to custom make some to fit and it would be around 700 bucks for 5 of them.
Still have to buy an electrical panel too, and redo lot of the electrical, not only for the room, but the house. Lot of circuits that are tapped into other circuits that I'd want to rerun from this new panel. If I had to guess, I probably put maybe a bit over 2k into this between lumber and other supplies but I may need to put another 1k easily.
I'd say go this option, then add one of these on top of the plastic under the battery for added protection. http://www.amazon.com/JEGS-Performance-Products-10267-Battery/dp/B0081ZZLU0/ref=pd_sbs_auto_2Save yourself some money and pick up some thermoform plastic on Amazon and fit it to your shelves with a heatgun.
Couldn't agree more.Yup, he could have...used 3kw apc ups with new(ish) batteries regularly on eBay for ~$400 shipped. 3kw generator with ats and autostart ~$800. Less cost than the lumber alone. Much less. And safer.
I'm listening... lol. I'm up to Stoon almost every 3 weeks or so. Bit broke ATM though . Going to do a FS thread or anything?Pay for it and it's all yours, sitting in my Saskatoon warehouse right now. All of my gear is moving into colo, so I have piles of racks, servers, SANs and UPS's, pretty much everything to start a small datacenter.
yup, I contemplated it. I have a 100A ATS and an extra subpanel for it, along with all the wire, twistlock plugs etc.lol nice, I'd hate to see the cost to ship that though. But damn, 15kva, that would do the whole house. I'd just put it right before the whole panel, nevermind the server room.
If I wasn't building a garage right now, i'd dust off my snowmobile and go pick it up.lol nice, I'd hate to see the cost to ship that though. But damn, 15kva, that would do the whole house. I'd just put it right before the whole panel, nevermind the server room.
What would the total length from one panel to the other? In some places 6ga 60A is code depending on the distance. 60A 240V will be more than enough for anything.Still need to decide how I want to feed that panel though, right now it's just a temp 15 amp feed. Running a 8/3 cable would give me 40 amps and be easier, but running conduit with 2awg feeder cables would be the right way, so I can make it a 100a sub panel giving me more options. Probably only do that next year.
Without going down to measure I'd guess about 20 feet. The big issue right now is my main panel is recessed as I had to frame around it so there is no room to add conduit. But I may get the panel moved up so I can insulate behind it, and depending on how much that cost's I might just get the electrician to change it out to a brand new one. At that point there will be more room for conduit. So I'll probably end up going that route and go with the 4 or even 2ga cabling. I have a bunch of 2ga telcoflex cable already but don't think I'd have enough considering I'd need 3 runs + ground. Oh and currently the ground is also separate. I made sure to keep it that way. TBH I'm not sure if what I did is actually legal though, but it's temporary, and it's still safe. Basically it's fed by a 15 amp breaker with 14/2 + ground, but the hot is split into two (pig tailed) to feed both sides of the panel. The ground is connected to the panel and not bonded to neutral.What would the total length from one panel to the other? In some places 6ga 60A is code depending on the distance. 60A 240V will be more than enough for anything.
Personally, I would just run 4ga THHN and run 60A. If I remember correctly canada requires anything more than a 30A panel to have a 6ga stranded ground run back to the main ground braid. Ground and neutral must also be separated in the subpanel, that is everywhere though.
P.S. Let me know when you want to get some of those netapp enclosures off your hands.
Oh they come out and are normal SATA drives, but the enclosure itself will not accept any random SATA drive, nor will it accept one of it's own drives if it was used in another system (learn from my fail). That makes the enclosures sadly almost useless once too many drives fail. So far I did not get any failures though.@Red
With that drive being a Serial ATA drive, is there no way to remove it from its enclosure? If one were to be sent back to IBM (or Maxtor), would they not have some way of extricating that drive from its surroundings?
I *think*, we discussed this in the other thread quickly... IIRC, you only have the expansion controllers for the enclosures without a head controller, which would only allow you to see the enclosure as a giant JBOD.Oh they come out and are normal SATA drives, but the enclosure itself will not accept any random SATA drive, nor will it accept one of it's own drives if it was used in another system (learn from my fail). That makes the enclosures sadly almost useless once too many drives fail. So far I did not get any failures though.
Well here is the problem with using dd, the actual sled the drive is in has electronics on it that communicate with the enclosure backplane. What is done is that there is a section of the disk (the last 40MB or so) that contain data called "DACStor" that contains information such as the enclosure serial number, some signature data and particularly the sled serial number (the sleds have unique serial numbers).Hmm so could I technically use dd to make any drive work? I thought the sector size was different too? Though I should be at least able to maybe fix the drives that I broke by putting in another system. And yeah this was talked about as well, I think it was determined I would need the head unit to be able to do anything.