In-Shop Computer with protection

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Ran Cat5 to my woodshop and installed a computer I got in a yardsale for 12 bucks!

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 02:42 PM

Good deal :) Will no doubt be good to have the computer in the shop… Nice setup! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 03:15 PM

Behold the power of Linux. You can run it on anything! I have always wanted a computer in the shop but then I realized I would never get anything done.

-- Jay -

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 03:43 PM

Haha! Well, I use it for music, avoiding the need to print plans, and any other quick reference.
I guess it helps I work on computers all day so I have no interest to venture beyond what it’s there for!

Hehe, I even have linux installed on the router in my woodshop, but that’s for another forum!

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 09:57 PM

I repair computers on the side now and must warn you, be sure and open the case occasionally and blow out the inside. There are cooling fins mounted on top of the PC chip and when these get clogged your PC may start to shut down on thermal overheat protection.

Just a tip with all that dust and dirt in the shop.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 01:53 PM

Yea, I’m the IT Manager at a manufacturing plant and have seen similar issues. I have 2 holes on the side with that big fan sucking out the hot air.

I use my air compressor with hose to blow out built up dust once in a while :)

thanks for the tips though, always worth keeping in mind and check!

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 02:20 PM

That will definitely come in handy. Very resourceful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 06-27-2013 02:30 PM

It looks good, what a great set up. Cool to have one in the shop. Well done!

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