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by 3l
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 44156

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>Hi AG:<br/> <br/> You have just described Mississippi.<br/> Shock!<br/> Rail travel and shipping are still availible here.<br/> The area has fertile soil and loads of rainfall.<br/> I plan to raise trout and catfish in a small aquaculture tank.<br/> You can plant virtually any plant in Mississipp...
by 3l
Mon Mar 14, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Energy
Replies: 14
Views: 5905

Re: Energy

<t>Hi Folks:<br/> <br/> The sunglasses of the twentieth century are finally coming off.<br/> In this country we still do silly things.<br/> But that is slamming to a halt.<br/> Centralised energy will be one of them.<br/> The costs of generation vs delivery costs will tip over in the next five years...
by 3l
Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 44156

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>Hi AG:<br/> <br/> You guys have more optimism than I currently possess.<br/> I am current going more rural....infrasture costs in taxes have trippled.<br/> The concept of the city is going tits up...too costly.<br/> Give me the county anytime.<br/> <br/> Happy Fusoring!<br/> Larry Leins<br/> Fuso...
by 3l
Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New target operations
Replies: 9
Views: 3019

Re: New target operations

Hi Guys;

Yes, I goofed by reading the amps off the back plate of the ps.
turned out it is a 1 amp at 7kv supply.
the decimal is real faint ....the supply is a 7kw rated hv supply.
Thanks guys!

Happy Fusoring!
Larry Leins
Fusor Tech
by 3l
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New target operations
Replies: 9
Views: 3019

Re: New target operations

<t>Hi Guys:<br/> <br/> My post was cut short by a fellow trying to email his brother in Iraq.<br/> I know of Ti's limitations. ...all too well.<br/> It will soak up and " lose" deuterium rather well at Fusor voltages (15kv and up).<br/> 3/32 inch targets can vacuum up vast quantities of deuterium.<b...
by 3l
Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New target operations
Replies: 9
Views: 3019

New target operations

<t>Hi Folks:<br/> <br/> I have been waiting dilligently for my Bf3 detector to sell...but people are very broke out there. So I devised new experiments to use it before it left. I am now doing pulses at 100kv deuterons into a preloaded Ti target. the literature has reported 10^10 neutrons per second...
by 3l
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Pulse Fusor Thyratron Operation revisited
Replies: 13
Views: 4769

Re: Pulse Fusor Thyratron Operation revisited

<t>Hi Folks:<br/> <br/> 92% sheilding can be achieved with a microwave oven as an Emi Shield.<br/> I use spark gaps (cheaper and more duable than thyratrons but slow) which are notorious emitters of RF hash.<br/> I have found that the fusor can be shielded easily enough so BF3<br/> will function whe...
by 3l
Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: high vac req'd for mean free path in colliders
Replies: 7
Views: 2815

Re: high vac req'd for mean free path in colliders

<t>Hi Todd:<br/> <br/> I can tell you about my beam line vacuum..... 10^-6 torr.<br/> Your diff pump has to have a pumping capacity a minimum of eight times the volume to be pumped. You can manage it with a diff pump followed by an ion pump. It takes about six hours of pumping with a Welch forepump....
by 3l
Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.
Replies: 68
Views: 44156

Re: Infrastructure - the joy and end of us all.

<t>Hi Chris:<br/> <br/> I not a total pessimist but it is better to prepare like one tho.<br/> Retirement is a big bad bear to plan for.<br/> I put 100k away and it is not enough with the costs rising out of control.<br/> I live in a modest 1960's three bedroom that I took a 46,000 dollar morgauge o...
by 3l
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Ideas, theories, realities, engineering
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: Ideas, theories, realities, engineering

<t>Hi Folks:<br/> <br/> Brilliance will only go so far you know.<br/> Look how long it took to get a workable solar panel.<br/> You do realise the Egyptians invented the first battery.<br/> The Greeks had the Hero engine but it took an Englishman 600 years later to build a steam engine that could do...