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by Rex Allers
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Victoreen 450B question
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Victoreen 450B question

Thanks for the intro post.

As Richard is fond of advising...

Please don't use that quote of whole messages when replying here.

Maybe a few words for context, but we are capable of following a thread without block quotes of the message being replied to.

Just a suggestion of posting norms here.
by Rex Allers
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Victoreen 450B question
Replies: 6
Views: 708

Re: Victoreen 450B question

Jon, when you registered you agreed to some site rules. One was:

The Rules: #2
New members are required to introduce themselves in the "Please Introduce Yourself" forum prior to posting elsewhere on the site.

Please now make that introductory post.
by Rex Allers
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Newly published fusor paper
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Newly published fusor paper

Technoid Doh. Wow, Dysprosium is an element that had completely evaded my elemental awareness. Interesting name. If I hadn't been awakened to its actual presence in the periodic table here, and heard it, I would have thought it was a SciFi metal. Seems to me like maybe its ore should be mined near t...
by Rex Allers
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Primary Sources for Fusor Related Items
Topic: Base level source: Aluminum tubing and forms.
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Base level source: Aluminum tubing and forms.

I never bought anything but metal from Speedy. Yes that nylon seems very expensive. I thought their metal prices were ok and liked their wide stock and descriptions. I probably haven't ordered in last couple years, though. Maybe there are cheaper options elsewhere these days. Ebay has been a good so...
by Rex Allers
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Primary Sources for Fusor Related Items
Topic: Base level source: Aluminum tubing and forms.
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Base level source: Aluminum tubing and forms.

I've been pretty happy with Speedy Metals too. http://www.speedymetals.com/ They have all manner of metal for fabrication and I find their web site pretty easy to use. Mostly I've bought aluminum -- rod, tube, angle, square, etc. I've also used them for tool steel drill rod, and round brass for turn...
by Rex Allers
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Silver for activation
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Silver for activation

Since there have been a few posts recently about silver activation, I thought I'd share a vendor for silver. I think I shared this before, but anyway... Rio Grande is a vendor mainly selling stuff to the jewellery/art creator market. A few years back I got some silver from them. I am a satisfied cus...
by Rex Allers
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:43 am
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: MKS 901p python controller
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: MKS 901p python controller

... what controller it was written for?? Huh? The MKS 901p is a nice small vacuum sensor that works well in the typical fusor ranges of operational vacuum. MKS-901p.jpg There have been many posts about it on the forum. Search '901p'. It takes DC power of 9-30V -- I usually have used a 12V battery to...
by Rex Allers
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY Turbopump Controller
Replies: 31
Views: 4258

Re: DIY Turbopump Controller

Jerry, I guess you posted the scans of the NT50 controller a few years back as I have a saved copy. (Not sure if the post was here or Coulter.) Anyway, I took your separate page scans and merged the ones that make up just the schematic in to one single big PNG file. There are other pages in your sca...
by Rex Allers
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Beam on Target Project (BOT 2021)
Replies: 48
Views: 10957

Re: Beam on Target Project (BOT 2021)

Very nice work, Mark. What metal did you use for your cube?
by Rex Allers
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Richard's argon wall
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Richard's argon wall

HEAS 2020 looks really great from all the excellent shared pics. One of Frank's pics shows Richard's argon wall. From the pic, I assume this is mainly for entertainment. Looks fascinating. Similar to a flattened plasma ball? Richard, for those of us who didn't make it to HEAS 2020, can you describe ...