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Old November 11, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Use a space heater during the winter? Might as well fold instead since a PC is just as efficient as space heater when it comes to providing heat.
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Old November 11, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Good to know! We should have a folding competition during the winter months!
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Old November 11, 2013, 10:15 AM
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We should have a folding competition during the winter months!
That we should have for sure! What are the captains saying?
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Old November 11, 2013, 01:17 PM
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All I can say it's now been a few weeks of colder weather outside (4-5 during the day and just under 0 at night) and my 3 folding rigs keep the WHOLE house at around 23-24 degrees and in the rigs room it's 26 with a window slightly open. If I close the window, it will be around 31 in the room and 26 in the house!!!
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Old November 11, 2013, 01:21 PM
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All I can say it's now been a few weeks of colder weather outside (4-5 during the day and just under 0 at night) and my 3 folding rigs keep the WHOLE house at around 23-24 degrees and in the rigs room it's 26 with a window slightly open. If I close the window, it will be around 31 in the room and 26 in the house!!!
I spread my machines through the house now. Last winter my 'server' room got ridiculously hot while the rest of the rooms stayed cool.
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Old November 11, 2013, 04:20 PM
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Nice idea I could put 2 of them in the living/dinning/kitchen room area
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Old November 11, 2013, 05:32 PM
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I heat my garage with folding rigs !

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Old November 11, 2013, 09:07 PM
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How do I get my place warmer? Turn down one/both of the 12000btu a/c units in my 900sqft condo.... With the lack of btc rigs this winter I might disconnect 1 a/c unit all together :)
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Old November 11, 2013, 09:23 PM
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Wait what? You use AC in the winter?
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Old November 12, 2013, 06:36 AM
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lowfat, I wish it was that warm here. It was -21 the other night, and -11 this morning. Gotta love the prairies. That's ok though, I just added a GTX 770 to the mix as an upgrade to my gaming rig. Everything else is up and running keeping my basement nice and toasty. Makes the hardwood upstairs nice and warm too.
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