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by Richard Hull
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum kit suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Vacuum kit suggestions

Pretty much demo only. A diffusion or turbo pump is needed after the mechanical pump to warrant a low enough vacuum to allow a significantly pure deuterium gas environment.

Read the FAQs!!!

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Current draw at a fuel pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Current draw at a fuel pressure

Nothing teaches like the doing and the "hands-on-imperative". To test anything one assumes good, if not the best, instrumentation attached to a project or experiment and the knowledge of how to use it properly. Good data is worth its weight in gold, especially if someone can draw good conclusions fr...
by Richard Hull
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Arlington, TX, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Hello from Arlington, TX, USA

No math just details on how those early efforts handled or rather, tried to handle plasma, and how they failed to produce any usable fusion energy. All the best on trying to understand plasma physics via math. Controlled fusion demands rigidly controlled, idealized and theoretical conditions. Man is...
by Richard Hull
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: LENR / Solid State Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: LENR / Solid State Fusor

I, personally, have no thoughts on solid state or even plasma fusion. I only have eyes and ears for experiment that leads to novel and positive acting solutions and processes that really do controlled fusion, either far below unity return, (power hogs like the fusor), or in net gain fusion far excee...
by Richard Hull
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Current draw at a fuel pressure
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: Current draw at a fuel pressure

No real need to do the experiment. Their is no optimum pressure. The general rule is you want the most pressure you can get within you power supply's ability to supply high voltages and high currents without melting the inner grid or damaging your power supply. Sadly, you are current limited to ~10m...
by Richard Hull
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: FAQs: Vacuum Technology
Topic: #4 FAQ: vacuum gauges - pressure measurements
Replies: 6
Views: 12473

Re: #4 FAQ: vacuum gauges - pressure measurements

Most landing here are common folk and not professional vacuum physicists or professional meteorologists. Likewise, the inexpensive vacuum gauges they are most likely to encounter will be in microns. I have already advised these common Joes that when they submit a paper to Nature, or the Journal of P...
by Richard Hull
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: LENR / Solid State Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: LENR / Solid State Fusor

While I don't push any fusion method as, thus far, 100% have failed consistently. I fear ITER is just the largest yet to probably fail as all the others. I do not have any more animosity to cold fusion or LENR-CANR than to any other glorious paths to fusion which are supported by the "anointed" on w...
by Richard Hull
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: eBay alternatives
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: eBay alternatives

To be successful on e-bay when buying vacuum parts and items a good grasp of what mates with what is a must. You get a handle on this only through study and reading the vacuum forum here and looking at the many images of systems in images du jour forum. The person who knows nothing of vacuum gear ca...
by Richard Hull
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Arlington, TX, USA
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Hello from Arlington, TX, USA

The best book that will give a good technical overview is a very old one. It covers all of the early fusion attempts in well done overviews and their short comings. "Project Sherwood", By Amasa Bishop. Bishop was an early head of the AEC fusion program. The book is a small hardback, very readable, v...
by Richard Hull
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: FAQs: Vacuum Technology
Topic: #4 FAQ: vacuum gauges - pressure measurements
Replies: 6
Views: 12473

Re: #4 FAQ: vacuum gauges - pressure measurements

We have had so many people here ask if the common 270 degree sweep, round, direct reading gauge is good enough for fusor work, I felt compelled to amend the very beginning post of this FAQ to lead off with a statement that such a gauge will not do for fusor based vacuum readings. Dare I hope folks w...