Reply to post: Re: Who thought water and computers mixed?

Hmmmmm, how to cool that overheating CPU, if only there was a solution...

Anonymous Coward
Anonymous Coward

Re: Who thought water and computers mixed?

We had one of those portable units semi-permanently installed in my old office (a small room containing 5 cubicles), taking up about half a cube. Two tubes coming out the front blowing cool air, a big tube going up into the ceiling for hot air, and a tub for condensation that had to be emptied occasionally. It was obnoxiously loud, and didn't seem to do much aside from dehumidify.

At some point, we took a look at the tube going up into the ceiling. It only went to the false ceiling, blowing the hot air into the space above - which, having nowhere else to go, then came back down into the room. Hmm...

Eventually, someone found a damper closed in the line going to our one small vent. Once that was opened, the office got pretty comfy, and they got rid of the portable air conditioner.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021