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== Heating  ==
 
== Heating  ==
The space has four independently-controlled furnaces. Please be aware that a significant fraction of your membership fees are spent on heating.
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'''Introduction'''
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*The space has four independently-controlled furnaces.  
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*All four furnaces have the same type of thermostat.
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*Please be aware that a significant fraction of your wintertime membership fees are spent on heating.
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*Our customary wintertime temperature when working in the space is 60-65 degrees.
  
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''' Thermostat How-To '''
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*The default temperature setpoint is intended to protect the space and equipment.
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*To prevent unattended heating, the thermostat will automatically revert to the default setpoint at certain times.
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*To increase the temperature for comfort, nudge the "up" arrow until comfortable.
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*When leaving, push the "run" button to return to the default setpoint immediately.
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''' Expert Thermostat How-To '''
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*Please do not push the buttons covered with green tape.
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*For further information on the buttons covered with green tape, contact Eric Merrill.
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'''Area-Specific Information'''
 
*'''Office area'''
 
*'''Office area'''
**Central heating (furnace located on roof? in closet? location of air filters?)
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**The office has central heating (furnace located on roof? in closet? location of air filters?).
**Thermostat located somewhere in the office area
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**The thermostat is located in the hallway, between the kitchen door and chem lab door.
***Please keep the office area at 55 degrees when unoccupied.
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**The default temperature setpoint in the office area is 55 degrees.
***Our customary office area temperature when occupied is ?? degrees.
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***How to work this thermostat?
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*'''South shop area'''
 
*'''South shop area'''
**Overhead furnace near main entrance
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**There is an overhead furnace near the main entrance.
**Thermostat on shop side of north kitchen wall
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**This furnace is NOT TURNED ON right now. Please just ignore it.
***Please keep the shop area at 45 degrees when unoccupied.
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**The thermostat is on the shop side of north kitchen wall.
***Our customary shop temperature when occupied is 60 degrees.
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***How to work this thermostat? Is it like the north thermostats?
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*'''North shop area'''
 
*'''North shop area'''
**Two overhead furnaces in the Fab Lab area
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**There are two overhead furnaces in the Fab Lab area.
**Each furnace has its own thermostat mounted on the nearest shop wall.
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**Each furnace has its own thermostat mounted on the nearest shop wall. (One is behind the sandblaster.)
***The following guidlines apply to both north shop furnace thermostats.
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**The default temperature setpoint in the shop area at 45 degrees.
***Please keep the shop area at 45 degrees when unoccupied.
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***Our customary shop temperature when occupied is 60 degrees.
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***Please do not push the buttons covered with green tape.
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***If you feel that you absolutely must push the buttons covered with green tape, please refer to the next bullet point.
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***Contact Eric Merrill for information on how to become a fully-fledged member of the thermostat committee.
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***To warm the shop for a few hours, push the uncovered buttons to raise the temperature setpoint.
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***After some period of time, the thermostat will revert to 45 degrees. When this happens, the temperature setpoint can be manually raised again.
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***If you are the last person leaving the shop, please push the run button to immediately revert to 45 degrees.
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== Ventilation  ==
 
== Ventilation  ==
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**Laser cutter
 
**Laser cutter
 
**Dust collector (under construction)
 
**Dust collector (under construction)
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== Air Conditioning  ==
 
== Air Conditioning  ==
The office area is air conditioned. Please be aware that a significant fraction of your membership fees are spent on air conditioning.
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Please be aware that a significant fraction of your summertime membership fees are spent on air conditioning for the office area.
  
 
*'''Office Area'''
 
*'''Office Area'''
 
**Central air conditioning (location of air filters?)
 
**Central air conditioning (location of air filters?)
**Thermostat somewhere in the office area
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**The thermostat is located in the hallway, between the kitchen door and chem lab door.
***Our customary office area temperature when occupied is ?? degrees.
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**Our customary office area temperature when occupied is ?? degrees.
***Please turn off the air conditioning when the office area is unoccupied.
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**Please turn off the air conditioning when the office area is unoccupied.
***How to work this thermostat?
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**How to work this thermostat?
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[[Category:Facility Information]]

Revision as of 14:44, 24 June 2012

Heating

Introduction

  • The space has four independently-controlled furnaces.
  • All four furnaces have the same type of thermostat.
  • Please be aware that a significant fraction of your wintertime membership fees are spent on heating.
  • Our customary wintertime temperature when working in the space is 60-65 degrees.


Thermostat How-To

  • The default temperature setpoint is intended to protect the space and equipment.
  • To prevent unattended heating, the thermostat will automatically revert to the default setpoint at certain times.
  • To increase the temperature for comfort, nudge the "up" arrow until comfortable.
  • When leaving, push the "run" button to return to the default setpoint immediately.


Expert Thermostat How-To

  • Please do not push the buttons covered with green tape.
  • For further information on the buttons covered with green tape, contact Eric Merrill.


Area-Specific Information

  • Office area
    • The office has central heating (furnace located on roof? in closet? location of air filters?).
    • The thermostat is located in the hallway, between the kitchen door and chem lab door.
    • The default temperature setpoint in the office area is 55 degrees.
  • South shop area
    • There is an overhead furnace near the main entrance.
    • This furnace is NOT TURNED ON right now. Please just ignore it.
    • The thermostat is on the shop side of north kitchen wall.
  • North shop area
    • There are two overhead furnaces in the Fab Lab area.
    • Each furnace has its own thermostat mounted on the nearest shop wall. (One is behind the sandblaster.)
    • The default temperature setpoint in the shop area at 45 degrees.


Ventilation

The shop area has many types of ventilation equipment.

  • Shop roof exhaust fans (blocked off in winter)
  • Metal shop wall exhaust fans (currently do not work)
  • Shop ceiling fans
    • Controlled by dimmer switch next to front door
    • Recommend half-speed operation in wintertime when space is occupied
  • Specialized exhaust systems
    • Welding area
    • Laser cutter
    • Dust collector (under construction)


Air Conditioning

Please be aware that a significant fraction of your summertime membership fees are spent on air conditioning for the office area.

  • Office Area
    • Central air conditioning (location of air filters?)
    • The thermostat is located in the hallway, between the kitchen door and chem lab door.
    • Our customary office area temperature when occupied is ?? degrees.
    • Please turn off the air conditioning when the office area is unoccupied.
    • How to work this thermostat?