Computers stored in barns (was: A bit more about me...)

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Sun Jan 5 09:04:00 2003

Quothe C. Murray McCullough, from writings of Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 05:24:10PM -0500:
> active as they're in storage in the barn. I raise horses.

Are these stored in an area where the temperature doesn't get too
cold, e.g., where there are a lot of 4-legged space heaters :-), or in
a part of the barn where temperatures vary more? How do you prevent
damage to the systems from rodents, dampness, birds and spiders, etc.?
Hopefully these systems aren't stored near any cedar shavings used for
stall bedding, as the fumes from the plicatic (sp?) acid in the cedar
can damage any copper used in circuit boards, etc. Does anyone know
if the abietic acid in pine shavings/dust causes similar problems?

Speaking of barns, an idea just occured to me that may be helpful to
those on the list who have tractor-accessible rack-mounted computers
in their collections (I seem to recall that there's at least one such
person this list): for installing heavyish items in racks, such as
Fujitsu Eagle disk drives, I was just thinking: has anyone attempted
welding something together that can attach to a tractor's hydraulics
and lift items into place for safer and easier insertion in the rack,
by one person?

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