Fire hazard and bitcoin mining at home

Kingston

Member
Hi,
Yesterday my friend caled me and said that one of our mining equipment was on fire, while they sleep.
he woke up and then had to air out the apartment for 3 hours

Now when i think about it its crazy that people have high voltage equipment, that is getting realy hot, AT HOME?

From now i will have the equipment in a server room.


Are you guys think about the fire hazard with mining equipment?
 

Ahmir

Member
Hi,
Yesterday my friend caled me and said that one of our mining equipment was on fire, while they sleep.
he woke up and then had to air out the apartment for 3 hours

Now when i think about it its crazy that people have high voltage equipment, that is getting realy hot, AT HOME?

From now i will have the equipment in a server room.


Are you guys think about the fire hazard with mining equipment?
Preventative maintenance and monitoring. Right wires for the right current, check to be sure, and regularly monitor.

But "high voltage?" Not so much.
Wink
 

Jair

Member
A smoke/fire alarm isn't that expensive. They are lucky fire didn't spread while they slept.
 

Seven

Member
make me kind of worry about all my machines and miners running 24/7 om ups and getting hot now
 

Stone

Member
yeah, had a fire alarm lying around and put it in cellar at the first day

still searching for a automatic halon extinguisher but hard to get these
 

Howard

Member
Ha interestingly I put all my mining equipment in my fire place. I live in an apartment with not a lot of space so it was a no brainer. If it catches fire hopefully it'll just be self contained and doesn't travel down the ethernet/power cords and catch anything else on fire. I do have a smoke alarm and extinguisher near by, but I still get slightly worried if I take a trip out of town.

I am less worried though about the asics than I was with GPUs, I was always afraid a fan would fail and the thing would go up.
 

Ronan

New member
Hi,
Yesterday my friend caled me and said that one of our mining equipment was on fire, while they sleep.
he woke up and then had to air out the apartment for 3 hours

Now when i think about it its crazy that people have high voltage equipment, that is getting realy hot, AT HOME?

From now i will have the equipment in a server room.


Are you guys think about the fire hazard with mining equipment?
Any potential hazard is the responsibility of the owner (you).

I have about 20,000 watts at my home and sleep safe every night. Each of the outlets is GFCI and 20 amps. I have fire suppression systems on the ceiling and walls that won't damage electronics. Everything is on racks on a concrete floor with 10,000 CFM of air constantly circulating. I use 18 AWG power cables to each PSU(850 to 1300 watts each). Everything runs cool from the breakers to the outlets to the PSU's.

If any of the units were to short then the expensive PSU's would be the first to trip, if that fails the GFCI would trip next, if that fails the breaker may trip so as a last resort the fire suppression system would kick in and gain control of the situation once the breaker finally trips or the problem is contained. Meanwhile I'm being texted to death from the Smoke Detection System attached to the 5,000 CFM outtake fan. Because of the amount of air volume there would be no smoke buildup to damage the remaining equipment.

I had some Gridseed (both G-blade and 5-chip) units that shorted but my first line of defense (expensive PSU's) saved the day. All of the gridseed (bad) went into the garbage and the rest of the Gridseed was sold as I've concluded they are poorly manufactured and at great risk of shorting. So it's up to you to make sure you don't put yourself or others lives in danger when mining.
Cool


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What I (solely) run now:
Rockminer T1's.
Bitmain AntMiner S3+'s.
Innosilicon A2 Terminator's.
Various GPU rigs.
 

Ignacio

Member
Usually electronic equipment doesn't burn. The pcbs are non flammable so the most vulnerable parts are the cables and plastic pcie plugs.
Just make sure there are no carpets underneath
Wink
 

Jesiah

Member
My biggest worry about my rigs is the heat coming from the cables. They got pretty warm after a day. Oh, and the fact that we were pulling about 6-9 amps from the wall on almost all circuits.
Tongue
 

Martin

New member
I think part of the problem is people put tons of very hot equipment together on top of flammable equipment and when you don't have any open air all that heat has nowhere to go so naturally you're going to end up starting a fire.
 
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