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Subject: Few fusor questions...
Poster: TheMaker

On , TheMaker wrote:

Hey all, I'm building a fusor thats basically around the Farnsworth/Hirsch design, but I've run into a few problems. Here are just a few of the problems:

I'm using plumbing for the system (which will be running on normal air) which is not made of stainless steel, so I'm worried about it outgassing. What I'm currently using is cast iron plumbing, but I might have to live with brass. The zinc inside of the brass is what worries me most though. If anyone could possibly tell me if and how much these two metals outgas, or possibly even a list of metals that outgas if its not too much trouble, I would be very grateful. Thanks.