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by Richard Hull
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: FAQs: Fusor Construction & Operation
Topic: FAQ: Neutron Club - Process for claiming fusion
Replies: 8
Views: 7499

Re: FAQ: Neutron Club - Process for claiming fusion

As a person works their way up the chain to a new status, (scounger to plasma to neutron), their old position is deleted in favor of their new. At least I try to keep it updated. If you are in the neutron club, you most likely were in all three catagories at one time. (It is assumed)

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Neutron Club - Rules for claiming fusion
Replies: 0
Views: 243

Neutron Club - Rules for claiming fusion

This originally appeared as a FAQ in the Construction forum........ FAQ: Neutron Club - Process for claiming fusion Post by Richard Hull » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:07 am Neutron production is the normal indicator of deuterium fusion. This is the form of "proof of fusion" normally undertaken and accepted ...
by Richard Hull
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Fusioneers
Topic: Neutron Club - Rules for claiming fusion
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Neutron Club - Rules for claiming fusion

This was originally a FAQ in the construction forum. FAQ: Neutron Club - Process for claiming fusion Post by Richard Hull » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:07 am Neutron production is the normal indicator of deuterium fusion. This is the form of "proof of fusion" normally undertaken and accepted here by amateur...
by Richard Hull
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Capacitor blasts and automatic impedance matching
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Capacitor blasts and automatic impedance matching

Complex question with no computational answer without a detailed experimental effort. What is the impedance of the load?....The source? Capacitors have tricky ESRs and inductances based on the construction and the "blasting" as you say over a giving period of time. If you are blowing something up, W...
by Richard Hull
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: convectron 275 tube and controller
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: convectron 275 tube and controller

I found the pin connections in the user manual pdf file.

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Chamber contamination by vacuum grease
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Chamber contamination by vacuum grease

Junk, brass, water ball valves for $10 can be had at Lowes, Home depot, etc. Note, these are for use ONLY as a single foreline let-up-to-air valve! You will have to degrease it and regrease it with vacuum grease. These are not suitable for any other part of a vacuum system. I use one in my system th...
by Richard Hull
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Chamber contamination by vacuum grease
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

Re: Chamber contamination by vacuum grease

One normally has a minimum of two top quality belows valves in a fusor system. One valve isolates the foreline from the diff pump or turbo and the other the diff pump from the fusor reaction chamber. The only thing that needs to be lifted back to air is the foreline to avoid sucking mechanical pump ...
by Richard Hull
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: I purchased, yet, another pump!!
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: I purchased, yet, another pump!!

Duniway stock room sold this 531 tube gauge for years. I bought this about 1999 they had the same gauge offered in the same box in both digital and analog readout. All of these are still available!! At special super ripoff prices!! 531 analog gauge in box with 531 tube $410 531 digital gauge and tub...
by Richard Hull
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: convectron 275 tube and controller
Replies: 9
Views: 1117

Re: convectron 275 tube and controller

Thanks, I will check the schematics and manual to determine which edge fingers need to be connected.

Richard Hull
by Richard Hull
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: I purchased, yet, another pump!!
Replies: 2
Views: 644

I purchased, yet, another pump!!

While at Ed Wingate's Teslathon, I bought another vacuum pump, my 11th pump on hand. It was too cheap not to buy. It was a nice looking Edwards 2M2. I am just getting around to it today. The guy who sold it warned me that it was 240 volt....No big deal, I have that in the lab. He warranted it was fu...