Gas Fittings Basics

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Tom McCarthy
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Gas Fittings Basics

Post by Tom McCarthy » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:54 pm

Was having some trouble figuring out details of the Fusor's gas line. Physics at University of Utah provide some good resources that I found particularly helpful.

Basic Concepts of plumbing is a good intro to basic terminology, with a few Google searches to accompany it - attached.

Vacuum Tech Fundamentals is also a wide-ranging reference document, it's actually the Leybold Vacuum reference manual - ... entals.pdf

Much more to be found at -

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Jason C Wells
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Re: Gas Fittings Basics

Post by Jason C Wells » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:38 am

I concur with the PPT recommendation to use Swagelok. I doubly concur that one should use their stainless fittings. The brass ones are too soft and no matter how careful I was I ended up over tightening them when I had to disconnect and reconnect lines.

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