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[[Category:Facility Information]]

Revision as of 11:44, 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?