I've got a query running in Consumerwatch at the moment click here and this question has to do with that. Basically I'm trying to get a computer for a local charity for their record keeping but I'm a bit worried about where it will be placed. The building they use is an old second world war RAF barracks and tends to get very cold and damp especially during the winter. Any advice about how to protect a computer in this sort of environment? I know a laptop would be the best solution but as it's going to have to be a donation they will have to work with whatever they get or rather I will as I'm probably going to be the one keeping it going!
Would a small Parrafin heater help. I have one here which I think was used for keeping the car warm over night in the garage years ago before car heaters come out. It is old but still looks usable. I have had it about twenty years and never used it. You are welcome to it if you think it could help your problem. It is about 4.5 inches in diamiter and about 8 inches tall with a hook on the top.