[kwlug-disc] The sweet(?) smell of power supplies

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Mon Apr 7 20:06:22 EDT 2014

Turns out easier to buy brackets and real wood shelving than such kits. 
Simple saw cut makes to size you need at the time. Cheaper, less 
irritating - wire is annoying. Except right above a sink!

has been my friend! (Standard gives just enough room to get a power plug 
down behind it.)

Brackets multiple lengths. Search 'rubbermaid fasttrack bracket'. 
Multiple colours. Black works.

Standalone can work too - ikea ivar comes to mind, but most any cheap 
wooden stuff will do for a closet. Doors came off all my closets long ago.

Prefer shelving - can put above desk then, vs desk in front of 
standalone shelving.

On 14-04-07 01:44 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> I know what you mean, John.  When we bought our current house they left a
> nice desk because they couldn't take it apart to get it out.  Nice enough
> looking desk, but it's designed so that a tower case should go inside a
> cubby with a door on the front and only a small hole for cables in the back.
> I use said cubby for storage now, certainly not a tower case. I keep my
> computers on top of a separate desk with wide open air flow.
> Some desks look great on paper but they're not really designed for
> computers.
> Now if I could get my hands on some of those wire racks made for closets,
> but only two feet deep to hold tower cases, I'd be a much happier person.
> On 7 April 2014 13:10, John Johnson <jvj at golden.net> wrote:
>> On 2014-04-07 11:34, Jason Locklin wrote:
>>> Build the biggest machine possible for the coin, ugly and loud, stick it
>>> in a closet somewhere ....
>> True story. A previous employer, a manufacturer of PBX telephone systems,
>> was sued because one caught fire and the facility where it was installed, a
>> nursing home, burned down. The local distributor had installed the PBX in a
>> closet, along with other stuff in storage.
>> While this might sound pedantic, PCs should be installed or set up such
>> that there is no impediment to the ventiallation. I have sees desks ar Ikea
>> and Staples that look nice but do not, IMO, allow for ventilation. Without
>> adequate ventilation YMWV.
>> And in keeping with the pedantry, I would hope that with jobs that take 3+
>> days to render, there is a UPS in the mix somewhere.
>> Spring has sprung and the squirrels will be running among the trees and
>> along the hydro wires soon enough. And, in my neighbourhood, from time to
>> time, a few squirrels are made extra crispy while causing momentary
>> brown/black-outs.
>> And then there are the storms. Last summer, I was without power for 4
>> days. A kerosene lamp and a transistor radio came in handy.
>> JohnJ
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