Originally Posted by acribb
I have a small linen closet with a solid door that I am repurposing as an AV rack space and I want to be able to run a system with several amps, TiVo etc with the door closed. Measures about 34" wide and about 24" deep with a height of 8 feet. I was planning on putting a Panasonic FV-0511VQ1 bathroom fan in this space on the 50 cfm setting allowing cool conditioned air to flow through the gap at the bottom of the door out the bathroom fan at the top vented out with a 6" semi-rigid duct about 3 feet to a soffit in the attic. I would either have a standard wall switch in the closet for turning it on when using the theater or have it controlled by a temperature sensor switch. Thoughts on this plan? I thought about putting an AC register in there but that would only work in the summer. And I can't put a return in there either because this air handler's return is right next to it in the hallway. I live in hot and humid North Florida.
My thoughts are that those bathroom fans are too loud
and wasteful (if run very much).
Yes, undercut the door or just cut a vent into the door. If that is not enough, you could install a nice (larger) computer fan in the door-vent.
As for HVAC solutions, you can install (or just cut) a "bridge duct" to another room. We have them in our house to help with pressures and return-air when bedroom doors are closed.
Epson 8350 3LCD Projector (96" @ 1080p) ~ Panasonic 850u 46" Plasma TV (1080p)
Onkyo TX-sr607 AVR ~ Cisco 8742hdc DVR (Spectrum) ~ Panasonic BD60 Blu-Ray Player
AppleTV-4 (iTunes,Plex,MA,Asphalt-8) ~ Simple Control HA ~ Alexa Echo Plus w/Hub
Harmony 670 Remote ~ HTPC (Kodi/Win10-64) Media-Server ~ Synology DS412+ 16tb Raid-5 NAS
Polk Audio Monitor Series-II CS-2 Center, 60 pair, three 40's / PSW-505 12-Inch Sub = 6.1
Last edited by Tesla1856; 03-29-2019 at 01:40 PM.