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by Michael Bretti
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Stainless steel pipe chamber
Replies: 39
Views: 2792

Re: Stainless steel pipe chamber

... face. The greatest challenge however is that you cannot turn on and off the magnetic field or change the field strength easily, and presents real safety risks in placing and supporting the magnets correctly along the pole pieces and yoke and preventing them from slamming together and crushing ...
by Jack OKeefe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 1
Views: 162

New User

Hi everyone, I am new here and I am a high school sophomore. I was wondering if anyone could give me any advice at all on safety regarding fusion, as in how to protect form radiation and high voltage safety. Also, any advice and starting a fusion project would be greatly appreciated. ...
by Jack OKeefe
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello From Southern California
Replies: 2
Views: 241

Hello From Southern California

... recently become enthralled with the prospect of making a homemade fusion reactor. I understand that it is a far reaching goal along with numerous safety hazards, however, if anyone has any advice or can recommend anyone in Souther California to help I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you, Jack ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... be awesome to see), the issue is mainly running proper voltage and currents for the reaction to occur and verifying He3-D fusion, with proper safety measures. The pictures in the referenced post from Phil Fostini do not show anything more than a fusor running on different gases. Reading the ...
by Michael Bretti
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... system was running at 3.3KW of input power (110kv, 30mA), which presents a real challenge to any amatuer efforts. Not to mention the plethora of safety issues of shielding as described by others above.
by Robert Dwyer
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Helium-3 Fusor Thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

Re: Helium-3 Fusor Thread

... your device, is legality. Assuming you aren't running the bare minimum and are running over 100kv, there is a real health hazard from a radiation safety standpoint. This might be enough to raise an eyebrow from the local governments or (if you aren't in an agreement state) the NRC. Normally fusor ...
by danielchristensen
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Reactor Plasma Imaging
Replies: 1
Views: 588

Reactor Plasma Imaging

... missing one of the two electrodes. To turn the new probe into a usable tool we designed, tested, and built a high impedance voltage divider and safety network with a ratio of 100/1 and an input impedance of 20 megaohms. The high impedance was necessary to avoid “loading down” the plasma. To ...
by ian_krase
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Bonding Tungsten and/or Iridium?
Replies: 27
Views: 2489

Re: Bonding Tungsten and/or Iridium?

... using the same transformer. Box contains transformer along with a momentary DPDT toggle switch that switches the primary and a fuse holder for safety. Timing is by hand, in typical messy-and-simple Krase Laboratories style. Hold-pressure is also by hand -- for a while I thought this thing wasn't ...
by ian_krase
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ - Joining metals - A critical fusor construction element
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: FAQ - Joining metals - A critical fusor construction element

... two "sticks" of silver brazing rod (it may be rolled into coils instead) which will run you roughly 30 to 50 USD if I remember correctly. Harris Safety-Silv is probably good. You probably want to avoid cadmium, IMO. - Silver soldering works great on stainless, brass, copper, and steel -- totally ...
by Jackson Oswalt
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Seeking Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Seeking Advice

... Read the FAQs! I know Mr. Hull will appreciate this one. The FAQs include all the info you need to build and operate a Fusor. They also talk about safety, which is something you should pay a lot of attention to if this is you're first interaction with high voltage and radiation (fusion was my first ...