New Chamber

23 05 2009

OK. The new chamber finally arrived along with the 8″ conflat blanks and gaskets:

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Right off the bat we have trouble, a nick on the knife edge of the 8″ chamber conflat:

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Today I’m going to assemble the chamber and pump, and see how low we can go despite the nick.

The next step would be to weld on a fresh conflat.

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