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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010, 01:44:20 am »
Thanks for the correction, Donald.  I was just now setting up to cut the tubes with a fiber bladed cut-off saw.  Luckily I haven’t made my first cuts yet.  You are a handy guy to have around  :)

Because TIG welding is required, I’ll have to send the tubes out to be welded.  I only have a wire feed MIG welder here at my shop/lab.  (Nice cell of yours by-the-way)

As far as the outer housing acrylic tube; I had a different idea in mind for sealing the end caps.  I bought some rubber “O” rings that are 6” in outer diameter that I was going to place in a piece of .75” flat plastic sheet with an “O” shaped groove routered in the middle of it.  For ease of construction, I was planning to use 4 pieces of .25” all-thread the length of the housing with four winged nuts at the top for the seal. 
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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010, 02:19:33 am »
You may be able to Mig weld... maybe try it on some scrap SS and see how it turns out. And in any case, be sure the person welding is aware of the tubes warping due to heat. Especially with 0.035" wall thickness, you can melt right through that extremely easy. The tabs that hold my outer tubes up are 0.031" thick, they allow it to vibrate freely, and can't take too much power when welding.


The threaded rods are not as visually appealing, do you have a means of threading and tapping? Then you can use solid rods.
Acorn nuts look nicer than wing nuts.

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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010, 12:34:42 pm »
Hi Mina,
 
I will jump in as soon as i think i can add something usefull!
Good project!
 
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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 00:58:31 am »
Hi everybody,

I’m trying to upload some photos but this is my first time uploading photos here and I may need to upload them first to another host site.  Anyways, I hope to have them posted before the end of the day.

@Donald:
MIG welding causes too much distortion/warping so I’ll have to find a shop that can TIG weld them.  I’ll have them use a piece of scrap of mine first and see how that turns out.

The solid rods are a nice touch and much more aesthetically pleasing to the eye however I have already purchased the all-thread so I’ll use it for now.  The acorn nuts can be added once I have the overall length determined with the all-thread.  Later I can go back and make it pretty.

@Steve:
Thanks for the compliment.  All of us here on this forum owe a great deal of gratitude to you in return for providing us all with a place to post these threads in the first place.  Thank you for making all of this possible.  My hat is off to you.

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mina

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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 01:22:05 am »
This photo was taken today in my shop/lab.  It's the cast acrylic tube that will become the reactor housing.  It's 3 feet in height :o

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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 01:37:16 am »
This is just a close-up of the outer exciters (cell electrodes)  :P

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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 01:43:34 am »
This last photo is just the bench I use to assemble the electronics  ;) 

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Re: Starting at the Genesis of Stanley Meyer's Work - The Demo Cell
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2010, 02:06:31 am »
Looking Good mina!