Search found 1421 matches: safety

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by Dennis P Brown
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Does this look sufficient for a proof of concept fusor?
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Does this look sufficient for a proof of concept fusor?

... you will need some type of gasket to form a 'soft' seal to the edge of your bell jar. That is critical for both a proper seal for vacuum and for safety. Cutting a ring of rubber like material to match the edge of your bell jar is rather easy. A simple base would be a large enough piece of any ...
by Richard Hull
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Second Opinion on XRT
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Second Opinion on XRT

... electronics in that tank either. Just 220 ac in and a gang o' volts coming out. Just a transformer and a bridge rectumfire along with a bunch of safety nerd stuff to multi-interlock the system in the off mode until the cows come home. This schematic is typical and much like my own XRF system ...
by Luke Harrill
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Second Opinion on XRT
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Second Opinion on XRT

... this equipment demands respect in every manner. Needless to say, I'm glad I bought that industrial lead blanket that came from a power plant. Safety is my top priority. I really don't want anyone or anything to get fried by electricity. Distance and shielding will definitely be my friends ...
by Michael Bretti
Sun May 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: A theory of a possible method of fusion
Replies: 21
Views: 4604

Re: A theory of a possible method of fusion

... project using a magnetron for open-air heating applications with rf susceptors, but this was under strict supervision with significant laboratory safety requirements. Again, not something to pursue without the strictest safety requirements in place. A much safer way of rf excitation if you wanted ...
by Tyler Meagher
Wed May 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum pump rebuild
Replies: 55
Views: 5762

Re: Vacuum pump rebuild

... is my finished pump with a few parts left over. The broken plastic parts and magnets in the picture are suppose to be on the motor coupling. The safety valve needs this to work. I removed the safety valve and the anti-suck back valve. These are the other left over parts in the picture. I epoxied ...
by Chris Giles
Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the UK!
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Hello from the UK!

... automation and fixing interconnection cables etc. I hope I could help give advice on some of these topics, most importantly I am aware of the safety issues. I have noticed many videos and posts from people tinkering with lethal homemade HV PSUs who seem to be unaware of these! I also have ...
by Harry Dixon
Sat May 12, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Woonsocket, RI!
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Hello from Woonsocket, RI!

... Also, maybe we'll see each other at the Rhode Island science fair next year if you are planning to bring your own. But because of privacy and safety purposes, let's keep this race on contact through this fusor forum. Harry
by Dennis P Brown
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: New User
Replies: 8
Views: 1333

Re: New User

A few words to address (partly) some of your questions. Relative to radiation safety, x-rays are the only major concern. The level of danger is not a simple issue - depends on voltage used and chamber wall thickness and issues of viewing ports/geometry. Read the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Reactor Update - 4/22/18
Replies: 4
Views: 1202

Re: Reactor Update - 4/22/18

Very professional upgrades and setup; as a safety note: does the metal frames have proper independent grounds - also, did you ohm all equipment to grounds to verify that all have good connections? I, however, like a redundant ground for the main ...
by Michael Bretti
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Stainless steel pipe chamber
Replies: 39
Views: 4461

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 ...