I've been looking at all of the various solutions and threads for cooling equipment racks. I have a 2'x2'x8' enclosed closet that will have a face frame solid door on the front. Since this in the basement, I did not finish off the closet ceiling and have access to the floor joists above. The rack I'm putting in there will essentially be similar to a MA-Slim 5 without any sides, top, or back walls. I'm leaning towards putting in a vent in the bottom of the closet and a quiet bath fan in the top. My question is: can I put the fan at the top and then duct the exhaust into the space created by the floor joists above? Is there a better way to cool this space? I left the ceiling of the closet unfinished to access my cable runs and to allow the heated air somewhere to go. Because of the open ceiling, I've toyed with the idea of putting a few computer fans near the top to suck the warm air from the closet and blow it into the joist space between the basement ceiling and floor above.
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3/11/12 at 10:23am