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Message 981701 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 17:28:59 UTC - in response to Message 981630.  

The chiller???


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Message 981721 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 18:01:34 UTC - in response to Message 981560.  

Word to all........

The kitties are all OK.........
The flames have been put out.
Daily driver is back online.

But that's all.

Gawd, it's quiet in here............


When my Quaddies were on line I had a similar problem. I was running them all in the garage which only had a 20A feed with no reasonably priced way of getting more power to the garage due to it's distance from the house. The cable to the garage would run warm all the time...it was only a question of time!

Glad you have suffered no long term damage Mark. Now time for a rethink on your wiring...

I use as big a gauge as can be had to link the home to the stub, Thankfully It can take It, Maybe Your cable needs to be bigger, Like somewhere between a 2 gauge and an 8 gauge cable as It sounds like It might be too small.
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Message 981723 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 18:08:22 UTC - in response to Message 981701.  

The chiller???



He pretends it's to cool one of his PC's, but really it's to keep the beer in ;)
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Message 981728 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 18:19:21 UTC - in response to Message 981723.  

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He pretends it's to cool one of his PC's, but really it's to keep the beer in ;)

I've got a refrige for that, I don't need something like that, No matter how cool It might be, But to each their own. :D
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Message 981731 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 18:20:53 UTC - in response to Message 981721.  
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Word to all........

The kitties are all OK.........
The flames have been put out.
Daily driver is back online.

But that's all.

Gawd, it's quiet in here............


When my Quaddies were on line I had a similar problem. I was running them all in the garage which only had a 20A feed with no reasonably priced way of getting more power to the garage due to it's distance from the house. The cable to the garage would run warm all the time...it was only a question of time!

Glad you have suffered no long term damage Mark. Now time for a rethink on your wiring...

I use as big a gauge as can be had to link the home to the stub, Thankfully It can take It, Maybe Your cable needs to be bigger, Like somewhere between a 2 gauge and an 8 gauge cable as It sounds like It might be too small.

Uhhhh, you don't up the wire, you add more circuits....if you want to be safe and not meet new friends, like Firemen. Unless you are wiring a Subpanel.
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Message 981738 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 18:37:51 UTC - in response to Message 981728.  

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He pretends it's to cool one of his PC's, but really it's to keep the beer in ;)

I've got a refrige for that, I don't need something like that, No matter how cool It might be, But to each their own. :D


There is nothing wrong with having your computer dispense cold beer.
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Message 981751 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 19:35:17 UTC - in response to Message 981731.  


Uhhhh, you don't up the wire, you add more circuits....if you want to be safe and not meet new friends, like Firemen. Unless you are wiring a Subpanel.

What? You mean you can't just run a 4 AWG wire with 60-75 amp breaker, and string together 10-15 outlets off of it? Aww, come on, what fun is it running all those wires/using all those breakers, when just one will do? I mean, how often does a PS short out? ;) Besides, Firemen are the nicest people - I know one intimately!


(j/k, of course.. I wired mine myself, and if I can, most anyone could)

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Message 981775 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 21:15:31 UTC - in response to Message 981731.  

Word to all........

The kitties are all OK.........
The flames have been put out.
Daily driver is back online.

But that's all.

Gawd, it's quiet in here............


When my Quaddies were on line I had a similar problem. I was running them all in the garage which only had a 20A feed with no reasonably priced way of getting more power to the garage due to it's distance from the house. The cable to the garage would run warm all the time...it was only a question of time!

Glad you have suffered no long term damage Mark. Now time for a rethink on your wiring...

I use as big a gauge as can be had to link the home to the stub, Thankfully It can take It, Maybe Your cable needs to be bigger, Like somewhere between a 2 gauge and an 8 gauge cable as It sounds like It might be too small.

Uhhhh, you don't up the wire, you add more circuits....if you want to be safe and not meet new friends, like Firemen. Unless you are wiring a Subpanel.

Sub panel was about what I was thinking, He mentioned the cable being warm, It didn't sound good to Me.
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Message 981777 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 21:18:28 UTC - in response to Message 981738.  

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He pretends it's to cool one of his PC's, but really it's to keep the beer in ;)

I've got a refrige for that, I don't need something like that, No matter how cool It might be, But to each their own. :D


There is nothing wrong with having your computer dispense cold beer.

The Fridge here is paid for and usually has lots of capacity too.
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Message 981824 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 23:13:32 UTC
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Next week's project, I guess.

Tore out about all the extension cords I have.
Made countless sorties down to the main panel in the basement.
Still don't have it sorted.
And now I have to work out the bundle of wires going into the 8 port switch.

When you add them one at a time, it's not so bad.

F one up, and you got a jungle to tuggle.

This is the only rig up for now.

The smoke has cleared.
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Message 981833 - Posted: 20 Mar 2010, 23:26:47 UTC - in response to Message 981824.  

I went with wireless networking on the cheap with SuperG(108Mbps) so as to spread the load.

Good Luck Mark.
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Message 981882 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 0:32:31 UTC

Best of luck on the final problem sort.

My oldest quad (a 65nm Core 2 QX6700) kept burning out PSUs - 1st was a 450W; 2nd was a 550W; 3rd was a 650W; then a 450W test one in the workshop. Found the system was shorting to the side mounting the MoBo via the Tuniq Tower MoBo through bolts. The inside of the case was insulted, a new 750W PSU installed and it has run OK for 2 months continuously now.
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Message 982014 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 9:35:33 UTC - in response to Message 981824.  

Next week's project, I guess.

Tore out about all the extension cords I have.
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Wow, I sure hope you got rid of all of them and do some real wiring....sounds like you are lucky the Fire Dept didn't come.
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Message 982062 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 12:56:09 UTC - in response to Message 982014.  

Next week's project, I guess.

Tore out about all the extension cords I have.
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Wow, I sure hope you got rid of all of them and do some real wiring....sounds like you are lucky the Fire Dept didn't come.


Lucky Mark was around to catch it happening. Otherwise it could have been a very different story!
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Message 982261 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 19:59:01 UTC - in response to Message 982014.  

Next week's project, I guess.

Tore out about all the extension cords I have.
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Wow, I sure hope you got rid of all of them and do some real wiring....sounds like you are lucky the Fire Dept didn't come.

Yeah ain't that the truth, And to top It off one of the Trucks He made could've come to His House, Now there would be some irony. :D

But I too am glad Mark pulled the cords. Later.
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Message 982278 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 20:19:09 UTC - in response to Message 982261.  

No, irony would be one of the trucks he made catching fire on the way to his house! :-)


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Message 982286 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 20:32:24 UTC - in response to Message 982278.  

No, irony would be one of the trucks he made catching fire on the way to his house! :-)

No that would be disaster for both Him and the Company. :(
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Message 982292 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 20:44:01 UTC

It will probably be next weekend before I have the time to sort this all out.
I'm gonna have to run a feeder circuit through the basement to the living room and put together some kind of small sub panel to split it up for the rigs. All properly circuit breaker protected, of course.

I might be able to get one or two more restarted in the meantime, but am not going to try to risk restarting the whole farm on the capacity I currently have available. It's just not worth it.

And I'm not yet sure if the 920 rig which was on the first power strip that melted down caused the situation and is toast, or if it just went down as a result of the strip itself failing.

I guess my 'higher power' was looking out for the kitties on this one.

And a lesson for all you Seti farmers out there. Keep it safe.
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Message 982296 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 20:50:23 UTC - in response to Message 982292.  

It will probably be next weekend before I have the time to sort this all out.
I'm gonna have to run a feeder circuit through the basement to the living room and put together some kind of small sub panel to split it up for the rigs. All properly circuit breaker protected, of course.

I might be able to get one or two more restarted in the meantime, but am not going to try to risk restarting the whole farm on the capacity I currently have available. It's just not worth it.

And I'm not yet sure if the 920 rig which was on the first power strip that melted down caused the situation and is toast, or if it just went down as a result of the strip itself failing.

I guess my 'higher power' was looking out for the kitties on this one.

And a lesson for all you Seti farmers out there. Keep it safe.


I am very sorry this happened to you. I only have one SETI rig, and this laptop for general use. As a result of your misfortune, I am going to go through my electrical system, and modify it as needed. That kilawatt meter you suggested a couple of months ago will come in very handy. I like your idea of building a sub panel. At some point I will split my chiller off to a different circuit, so only my UPS with rig, printer, modem etc is isolated from any other current draw.
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Message 982313 - Posted: 21 Mar 2010, 21:23:58 UTC - in response to Message 982292.  

It will probably be next weekend before I have the time to sort this all out.
I'm gonna have to run a feeder circuit through the basement to the living room and put together some kind of small sub panel to split it up for the rigs. All properly circuit breaker protected, of course.

I might be able to get one or two more restarted in the meantime, but am not going to try to risk restarting the whole farm on the capacity I currently have available. It's just not worth it.

And I'm not yet sure if the 920 rig which was on the first power strip that melted down caused the situation and is toast, or if it just went down as a result of the strip itself failing.

I guess my 'higher power' was looking out for the kitties on this one.

And a lesson for all you Seti farmers out there. Keep it safe.

Yeah no kidding, or Suffer a Meltdown Ye will. :(
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