Sources for Fusor Related Items

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Trent Carter
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Re: Sources for Fusor Related Items

Post by Trent Carter » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:10 pm

+1 for James at Global Rare Gasses. Two emails and a paypal payment was all it took. Thanks for the tip. This forum never ceases.

Note: USA supplier and USA business mailing address.

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Post by ian_krase » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:15 pm

What does one do if one doesn't have a business?

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Post by Richard Hull » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:16 am

I ordered mine through the company I worked for and paid with my credit card saying our purchaser was at lunch and I needed to get the order in fast. I gave them a P.O. number (fake).
I told them to send it attention "engineering dept, Richard Hull" I also told them to send a receipt showing "paid" and I could get re-imbursed by the company.
They sent it via UPS and I informed the warehouse that the package was on its way to my attention.

The first order generated a "customer number" for my company at their end. Before I got off the phone, I asked for our company's customer number for future purchases and reference The next time I ordered, I immediately gave them our cusotmer number on file with them and used the same credit card method. Smooth sailing for the next 5 orders I made between 1999 and 2014

Many ways to git 'er done. If you don't work or are too young, your dad might do it for you through his company or a good friend who works might do it. Use your imagination to find a work around.

Finally, if you still can't get deuterium gas, you must electrolyze heavy water. If that is not in the cards, you should not be here, as without deterium gas, you can't do fusionl.

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Re: Sources for Fusor Related Items

Post by ian_krase » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:18 am

Swagelok compression fittings are much more expensive than their Yor-Lok (McMaster), A-Lok (Parker), Let-Lok, Ham-Let, etc imitators. One thing that Swagelok does, though, is have reasonably well stocked outlets. There is one basically within walking distance of Duniway Stockroom.

You can buy fittings with no minimum and you also *may* be able to buy fittings in the dead of night or on the weekend if you have set up an account in the past or can pay cash with nearly exact change. They have a good selection of brass fittings in stock.

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Re: Sources for Fusor Related Items

Post by ian_krase » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:18 am

Glasscraft sells glass (pyrex) tubing in various sizes, some quite large. They will gladly sell you a single tube (5 feet long) though not less than this -- for a 38mm tube w/ 4mm extra-heavy walls, this was under 20 bucks. Expect to pay a lot for shipping.

Micro Scientific Glass Blowing was willing to cut my glass tubing up into pieces for a low fee while-u-wait.

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Re: Sources for Fusor Related Items

Post by Dan Knapp » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:53 pm

Source for high voltage power supplies and components (transformers, diodes, capacitors):
Information Unlimited, Inc. amazing1.com

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Post by Dennis P Brown » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:37 pm

There stuff isn't useful for a fusor power supply. Also, rather over priced compared to e-bay. They do have unique items that are hard to get elsewhere. Worth looking at for HV stuff as long as low current is one's goal. Pulsed systems aren't fusor applicable; so, not going there (lol.)

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Re: Sources for Fusor Related Items

Post by Dan Knapp » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:53 pm

It is true that most of the power supplies on the Information Unlimited site are not capable of sufficient current for normal fusor operation, but they do offer a selection of HV components that could be useful. In particular, they do offer some relatively high current ferrite transformers that could be useful to those building supplies. Their pulsed Marx generator supplies could be used for pulsed fusor operation,although few amateurs operate pulsed mode. Pulsed operation is commonly used in fusor neutron sources for active interrogation applications. I just heard a very interesting report from Toshiba, where they are developing a pulsed fusor based system that uses a Marx generator for subcriticality monitoring in spent fuel storage. We are facing a worldwide problem in the nuclear power industry in that spent fuel storage capacity is reaching limits at many sites. More precise monitoring of subcriticality levels could possibly allow more storage in the existing space (if regulatory authorities can be convinced it is safe).

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