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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #16 - Oct 19th, 2011, 9:31pm
 
Is this a question that the local Fire Safety Officer can advise on?
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #15 - Oct 19th, 2011, 11:04am
 
So, if I was to cut a vent into a fire door, and fit a standard grill each side, would a standard intumiscent fire pillow (as placed inside trunking and ducting as it travels through walls) be suitable.......cause thats pretty cheap and easy!

You used to place a couple in a piece of trunking and they would expand on fire, but these days they do recommend filling the trunking with them as much as you can, leaving no space........so no air flow Embarrassed
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Reply #14 - Oct 19th, 2011, 6:57am
 
Nice try Rog!  Grin
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #13 - Oct 18th, 2011, 10:49pm
 
Is one of them a fire door because the equipment behind it might catch fire due to overheating which a vent in the door might just stop in the first place?   Undecided
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #12 - Oct 17th, 2011, 6:41pm
 
There is two cupboards, and one is a fire door actually.  This door is actually constantly open at the moment!  No door closer etc on it.

Umm....Ponders.
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Reply #11 - Oct 17th, 2011, 10:54am
 
Stick it on the floor next to the vent! I mean if it's only a temporary measure.
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #10 - Oct 17th, 2011, 9:35am
 
CWatters wrote on Oct 16th, 2011, 8:57am:
Two vents and a desk fan?


Not sure that would help. Surely all the fan would do is stir the air up a bit inside.  TBH I think a small extractor fan on the top vent (of two) is needed.
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Reply #9 - Oct 16th, 2011, 8:57am
 
Two vents and a desk fan?
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #8 - Oct 16th, 2011, 8:40am
 
Actually, good point Greg.

And noticed by a bloody plumber!  Roll Eyes  Wink  Cry
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Reply #7 - Oct 15th, 2011, 4:52pm
 
If its a commercial building, and the door is under the stairs, are you sure its not a fire door?  If so, cutting vents in would be a big no no.
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Reply #6 - Oct 15th, 2011, 6:38am
 
In that case, I would think a replacement louvre door would be as cheap as fitting two vents, by the time you've bought and cut out to fit them. Though that said, if it is just a temporary bodge to make them feel better, I guess cutting two holes and whacking a couple of cheap vents over them would do, as long as it's a solid door, if not then you'll only need two more cheap vents for the inside to smarten it up.

The airflow on this would probably do...

http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/Products/Bolts_Stops_and_Accessories/Vents/20...

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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #5 - Oct 14th, 2011, 9:29pm
 
It's a "keep them sweet" job!

I know it will do very little, and it's on our recommendation they move the kit, which will happen during a shut down next year.  Too much going on to do it now.

When they want something doing, it's best just to do it, even if you don't fully agree!  We have worked for the company for over 20yrs as a company ourself, and maintain their 5 sites.

I just want to find a decent looking vent, as one door is in the main foyer and circulation area!
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #4 - Oct 14th, 2011, 6:37pm
 
You're going to need bloody big vents to shift enough heat out of a confined space to stop the crashing. You'd be relying on convection alone. One at bottom and the other at top might do it. Louvres would probably be the best type, the ones at the bottom 'pointed' down, the ones at the top 'pointed' up to aid free flow.

It's a finger in the air job!
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #3 - Oct 14th, 2011, 6:21pm
 
Yep, they just want a quick fix for now until the kit is moved in a tear or so to the actual server room.

It has to be a couple vents in the door (which will then remain).

They dont want a fan - I suggested a fan and a grill - the fan going through the wall to an office the otherside, which is air conditioned!
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Re: Air Vent In Door
Reply #2 - Oct 14th, 2011, 3:43pm
 
you will need high and low ventilation to get air flow
have you thought about fitting an extractor fan high level and vent low level

dont forget to clean the dust out off the filters  Roll Eyes
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Reply #1 - Oct 14th, 2011, 3:31pm
 
New door would be better

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Air Vent In Door
Oct 14th, 2011, 2:56pm
 
I have been asked to fit a couple air vents when I am next on site.

The doors are the bog standard darkish wooden effect type used in offices.  The vents are an attempt to let some heat out of two cupboards under the stairs where the phone equipment is (keeps crashing due to heat).

Any pointers to a type which looks OK?  Brown would obviously be neater.

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