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by caden_Burkhardt
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
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Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

9/5/20-Tc gauge readout arrive-analog with two set points 9/11/20- Tc gauge arrived 9/13/20- Hooked up the tc gauge to my chamber and ran a preliminary vacuum test. I got my chamber down to 100 mTorr IMG_0378.jpg IMG_0376.jpg I'm yet to do a plasma run with my new vacuum gauge but I hope to do so, r...
by caden_Burkhardt
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4835

Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

8/31/20- bought TC gauge and readout
by caden_Burkhardt
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
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Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

Thank you Dennis for your input and advice. I'm not actually using co-ax cables in my system, I'm using some 8 gauge copper wire that I acquired from my dad's work. They were throwing it out after a project so it's what was available. IMG_0285.jpg The same is true with my vacuum line, just leftovers...
by caden_Burkhardt
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
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Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

8/3- bought a NST(12kv, 60mA and began wiring it up NST.PNG 8/4- did a lot of work with my electrical system, including remounting everything in a plastic container, as per john's advice 8/11- After taking a break for a week, I finished wiring my electrical system. I put wire nuts on the exposed bol...
by caden_Burkhardt
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4835

Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

It would seem I leaped before I looked . . .
However the NST was only a $10 investment, better to fix my problems now that be bewildered later
by caden_Burkhardt
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4835

Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

ok, thanks for pointing that out
by caden_Burkhardt
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
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Views: 4835

Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

7/29/20-Variac and HV feedthrough came. My dad showed me how to wire a ground wire into a junction box, created my grid, and I mounted my NST to a board. IMG_0157.jpg IMG_0170.jpg IMG_0162.JPG IMG_0161.JPG IMG_0190.jpg 7/30/20- bought various electrical equipment(a soldering iron, heat shrinks, term...
by caden_Burkhardt
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4835

Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

7/17/20- purchased a NST for $10, its 8kv, 30mA IMG_0131.jpg 7/21/20- bought 4 microwave oven diodes, ordered my variac, and ordered my feedthrough. IMG_0147.jpg I don't have the tools necessary to machine my own feedthrough and due to COVID won't have access for a long time so I just decided to ord...
by caden_Burkhardt
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
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Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

6/24/20- continued. I went downstairs to begin assembling. my dad showed me how to use a torque wrench, and I put the two blanks on the two nonrotatable ends of the cross (torqued to 5ft/lbs) When I went to attach the viewport, I noticed that the rotatable flange was jammed :( IMG_0084.jpg IMG_0083....
by caden_Burkhardt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress
Replies: 27
Views: 4835

Re: Caden Burkhardt-Fusor Progress

6/23/20- tested the pump, it works,
6/24/20- parts came in
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