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by Richard Hull
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: The Trading Post
Topic: Wanted: Roughing Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Wanted: Roughing Pump

I think the real issue is finding a pump owned by someone other than a total dunderhead. Most all pumps are sold by idiots, the uninformed and the "I don't know nothin' 'bout no microns" crowd on e-bay. Add to this, the absolute requirement by the person above seeking a pump warranted to go down to ...
by Richard Hull
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Neon sign transformer, AC to DC
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Neon sign transformer, AC to DC

I mean I do not think I would like to sanction anything outside of these forms not written by a person who has not done fusion and has a grasp of all that is involved. wikis tend to be quick rinse, washed over versions of some very complex material. they are not meant to be detailed or instructional...
by Richard Hull
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: A theoretical discussion based on data re. fusor conditioning fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: A theoretical discussion based on data re. fusor conditioning fusion

Frank and others who have done fusion in a fusor know its quirks and how to operate over many sessions. They have acquired the art of running a fusor. The fusor does fusion by bull heading its way through to fusion balanced on the razor thin edge existing between simple glow mode and arc breakdown. ...
by Richard Hull
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Mark3 operation 3e-4 torr / quad ion source @ -40kV, 1mA-9mA
Replies: 136
Views: 37275

Re: Mark3 operation 3e-4 torr / quad ion source @ -40kV, 1mA-9mA

Wow! You are already in the show-piece class and I sense a move into museum grade exposition. This is how it is to be done if one is "long-term serious" about making a world class fusor system and sticking with it. Great work Andrew! Turbo standby mode is more than adequate to do fusion........ Rich...
by Richard Hull
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Vacuum Chamber Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Vacuum Chamber Questions

0.1-inch thckness is fine for a hemisphere. My fusor is only .0625-inch. You cannot collapse an SS formed hemisphere almost regardless of thickness. Up to about 10kv, a big fat automobile spark plug is fine if you do some modification of the plug and study what is a available over the vast range of ...
by Richard Hull
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: putt-putt boat fusion
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: putt-putt boat fusion

All the little boats had copper boiler piping, either coiled or zig-zaged over the heat source. The boat itself was thin, formed sheet steel.

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Neon sign transformer, AC to DC
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Neon sign transformer, AC to DC

The FAQs try to be complete within themselves. This includes pitfalls, safety precautions and much more than a quick rinse in the subjects related to fusor construction and all the minutia needed to be safe, sane and the many limiting factors known only to those who have trod the path.

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”
Replies: 26
Views: 7017

Re: “Magnetically insulated grid IEC”

Apologies to all who posted on page 4. In trying to erase all references to the PM that was posted. The deletions and responses were also emptied. I have spent 15 minutes cleaning up the mess. Prior to this, I have had no issues with simple deletions of single postings found undesirable. I do not kn...
by Richard Hull
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: putt-putt boat fusion
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: putt-putt boat fusion

Growing up just after WWII ended, the US was flooded by cheap, often poorly made, Japanese goods. As they struggled to recover, we referred to such items as "cheap Japanese junk" with a smirk on our faces. Well, they showed us... They came to lead the world in the best electronic consumer goods and ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: putt-putt boat fusion
Replies: 6
Views: 594

putt-putt boat fusion

Many here, over the years, have heard me refer to "putt-putt boat" fusion regarding the NIF effort and all other fusion pulsed efforts to explode a miniature hydrogen bomb using terawatt lasers or pulsed action fusion of any kind. I have considered it like trying to power a city off of regularly tim...