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by MatthewL
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Progress on my fusor
Replies: 28
Views: 9273

Re: Progress on my fusor

I called Edward's about two weeks ago and found out that thread for the dipstick and oil drain plug is a 3/8 inch British Standard Pipe Straight Thread. I found the correct thread tap and drill bit and I got some hexagonal aluminum bar stock to make the caps. It won't have the dipstick, but it shoul...
by MatthewL
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Progress on my fusor
Replies: 28
Views: 9273

Re: Progress on my fusor

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Here is the photo in the correct orientation. You can, of course, click on the photo and it will show it correctly oriented.
by MatthewL
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Progress on my fusor
Replies: 28
Views: 9273

Re: Progress on my fusor

Here is a photo of the connection made from my pump to my chamber: IMG_1013.JPG There is a right angle valve in between the pump and chamber. While my pump is running I am able to get down to a vacuum of around 70 microns, I then close the valve to isolate the chamber and I can then turn off the pum...
by MatthewL
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Progress on my fusor
Replies: 28
Views: 9273

Re: Progress on my fusor

I disassembled my entire roughing pump and cleaned out everything that needed to be cleaned. I assembled it and changed the oil and it can now run continuously without over heating. My pump can only pump the chamber down to 70 microns with a leak rate of around 1 micron/second. It may be that the ru...
by MatthewL
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Progress on my fusor
Replies: 28
Views: 9273

Re: Progress on my fusor

I recently completed doing a demo run of my fusor an got these photos: IMG_6586.PNG IMG_6585.PNG I don't know if this is enough to be admitted into to the Plasma Club, because the plasma is not centrally confined as I would like, that is probably because the pressure in my chamber is just under 800 ...
by MatthewL
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Progress on my fusor
Replies: 28
Views: 9273

Progress on my fusor

Hi all, It took a little longer than anticipated, but I now have most of the parts for my fusor assembled and I feel like I am at a stage where I should make this update. IMG_1004.PNG I had my power supply working for awhile but when the output exceeded 20kv I had an arc over in the tank (luckily no...