Computer room leak

5 pts.
Tags:
Data center design
What additional protection can you provide above drop ceiling to prevent water damage to equipment?
ASKED: August 14, 2008  5:24 PM
UPDATED: August 15, 2008  4:20 PM

Answer Wiki

Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.

My knee-jerk reaction is to say plastic sheeting, but that can block air flow. I suggest cotton duck fabric stapled or hung at an angle to the ceiling joists. If leaks are a regular problem, put a weight on the lower edge to lead the water into drainage. This can be as simple as tying some washers to a string and securing the loose end to the middle of the fabric sheet edge. Dangle the washers into a PVC or flexible pipe and the water will follow accordingly.

Cotton duck should be available at any craft store selling fabrics – just call and ask first.

Discuss This Question: 1  Reply

 
There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when members answer or reply to this question.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
  • Bobkberg
    The way you phrased your question makes me wonder if this is a chronic problem... Completely aside from short-term remedies, it might be worthwhile to point out to the powers-that-be what the "cost of lost opportunity" would be should they fail to fix the actual source of the leak. Good luck, Bob
    1,070 pointsBadges:
    report

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

To follow this tag...

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Thanks! We'll email you when relevant content is added and updated.

Following