Base level source: Vacuum goodies, suppliers

Links to primary sources of hardware and other materials for the amateur scientist for assembly and operation of a fusion system. General useful supplies for the experimenter are also allowed. Make title specific to the URL supplied with any needed information.
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Base level source: Vacuum goodies, suppliers

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https://www.duniway.com/

https://www.ldsvacuumshopper.com/

Both of these are great sources and can deal with small orders from private individuals (over $25) Both get a decent pound of flesh for shipping, however. Kurt Lesker is a bit high end and doesn't welcome private smaller orders, thus, they are not listed. However if you have thousands of dollars and want a fusor custom assembled welded and vacuum tested and sealed to 10e-6 torr or better, Lesker would be an ideal solution.

Duniway is extremely helpful beyond all reason in locating gaskets or rebuild kits of odd pumps in repair scenarios. Their prices are pure list for all their vast range of vacuum materials. They were my reliable go-to vendor in the beginning (1997) and I still frequently use them.

However, LDS is a bit less pricey, (just a bit), and do, on many items, offer a special stated discount price. I tend to use them for high priced items which are often discounted.

Both of the above will always supply primo, unused vacuum fittings.

E-bay can be a great source of vacuum gear at hyper low prices or E-bay can be the very hateful bane of your existence. You are not dealing with a trusted entity in E-bay. You are dealing with an unknown entity in spite of 100% satisfaction rating, although that helps. Conflats may show up with gouged knife edges, etc. Buyer beware here.

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For those living in the UK....

This is a good source for vacuum components as they will sell to the public and prices are fairly reasonable.

https://www.lewvac.co.uk/
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I'll add Ideal Vacuum, https://www.idealvac.com/
I've bought a lot of equipment from them. A little bit pricier than the suppliers you've mentioned, but they have some really unique and useful things.
If there's a type of part that I want that I'm unsure if it even exists... Ideal Vac has it.
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I found brand new 8" conflats at LDS vacuum offered for $129.00 each. Ideal is ideally very expensive for all things!

I am stunned you did not avail yourself of the items for sale forum and the sub forum of sources for specific fusor components to be found at low prices

https://www.ldsvacuumshopper.com/6tubeod.html

You do not need tapped hole flanges, they are more of less a waste of money. At any rate ordering two tapped hole flanges would have been a tragic error!! Think about it!

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