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Subject: Cheap Vaccuum Gear
Date: Jan 12, 0:38 am
Poster: Pierce Nichols

On Jan 12, 0:38 am, Pierce Nichols wrote:

I've been poking through various online suppliers of vacuum equiptment, both premium places like Leskers and less expensive, and the cost of all the necessary gear for a proper vacuum system is dizzying -- my rough estimate is on order of $5k-$10k doing it that way. It's clear that doing it that way is impractical for all but the richest amateurs.
Can Richard or some of the other people here who have built fusors give some pointers on how and where to obtain inexpensive vacuum gear and what substitutions can be made using ordinary parts instead of their vacuum rated counterparts?