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by Tom McCarthy
Tue May 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: From Humble Fusor Beginnings
Replies: 4
Views: 2317

Re: From Humble Fusor Beginnings

Wholly agree with Nck's sentiment that the wealth of information, advice and discourse on the forum have guided my own path so far. I'm in my last year of secondary school, and plan on starting an undergrad in physics, and will be working in a quantum computing lab in University College London this ...
by Tom McCarthy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: NT150/360 Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: NT150/360 Problem

Vacuum company fixed the controller thankfully. John, think you were right, it was a power transistor.
by Tom McCarthy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Reactor Update - 4/22/18
Replies: 4
Views: 2451

Re: Reactor Update - 4/22/18

Looks great. I like the chassis and panel, nice upgrades.
by Tom McCarthy
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?
Replies: 28
Views: 5180

Re: Can I make my own ConFlat flanges?

Ameen I would advise printing off something like the following: https://www.kimballphysics.com/multicf-hardware/technical-information/mounting-flanges-dimensions It contains most all the dimensions needed for making your own flanges. Your next step is to find someone locally who can help you turn th...
by Tom McCarthy
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Good Afternoon from Central California
Replies: 3
Views: 1402

Re: Good Afternoon from Central California

Welcome to the forum Marley! I would strongly advise finding someone older and more experienced to talk things through with ASAP. There are a number of guys in California (I know it's a big place) you might be able to link up with. Even someone you can ask questions over WhatsApp etc will greatly ha...
by Tom McCarthy
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: NT150/360 Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: NT150/360 Problem

Suppliers are going taking a look at it and see what they can do, sent it off today.
by Tom McCarthy
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: NT150/360 Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: NT150/360 Problem

Thanks for calling that Jerry, what would you do when wanting to slow down the pump then - wait it out? There's no real speed feedback on the controller, but the manual says it's able to start the pump even if it's still rotating, maybe I don't need to slow the pump down. John, will be waiting to he...
by Tom McCarthy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Critique this turbomolecular pump backed by Welch 1400 setup
Replies: 14
Views: 3187

Re: Critique this turbomolecular pump backed by Welch 1400 setup

Yeah, all the sellers that say "no returns", "sold as is" etc and have their item listed in used condition have to refund you or provide returns if it's not fully functional. Ebay's definition: Used An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully op...
by Tom McCarthy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: NT150/360 Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: NT150/360 Problem

Yeah, Leybold give the go-ahead for horizontal operation. That's not the bug unfortunately. From the manual: In most applications the TURBOVAC will be flanged direct to the high-vacuum flange for the system. The design of the lubricating system makes it possible to mount and run the TURBOVAC in any ...