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Author Topic: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers  (Read 9388 times)

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Offline Geo2

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Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:19:47 PM »
I always wondered if one can use a refrigerator rack as a grizzly/classifier . Instead of buying expensive bars and welding them why not try these , they can be cheaply obtained in dumpster or junkyards or sometimes metal scrap auctions. Another source could be Electric home appliances repair shops.

These racks are not that heavy in weight , the spacing between the bars not that big . Can easily cleaned of rocks as they are -the bars- mostly round in shape , and they will take a beating . That concept struck me after seeing many highbanker pics and videos .

For pics just do a search -in any search engine- for : stainless steel refrigerator rack

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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 03:17:55 PM »
Yep seen lots of people use them, oven racks work as well.

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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 03:28:04 PM »
Also BBQ grates work - all depends on how small you want to classify.
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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 08:33:05 PM »
I use one of those things with holes. They usually used on bbq or broiler pan. I tried the racks and the spacing seems to big. The holes don't let the bigger material through   

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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 10:05:27 PM »
 :)  Hi.Geo2 use anything you can get your hands on for classifingIt all works The window screen out of the bosses R>V> is your fine mesch.luck Mcbain.
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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 10:12:34 PM »
They are a common choice for cheap do it yourself builds and while some are better than others for spacing and strength they are easy to find and cheap!
Don't overlook salvaged grocery carts too.
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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2013, 04:08:43 AM »
A friend of mine uses a BBQ rack in his home made highbanker. There is a lot of shale where we work the dirt and the BBQ rack does a better job than the bars in my keene highbanker dredge combo. The BBQ rack keeps the flat shale from going through and gumming up the sluice.

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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 08:18:22 AM »
I have been using closet shelving.  You can get it with either 1/2" spacing or 3/4" spacing.  It is sold by the foot, although when I asked for 14" the guy at Home Hardware was happy to cut it for me.  And because I'm a regular when I asked for a price he waved me off and told me to "get out of here" with a smile on his face.  The shape works great with the folded lip on the edge facing down, the rocks roll right off without the final cross bar hanging them up.  If I think of it over Christmas, I'll set up my highbanker and take a picture.  This will give me an excuse to go out into the shed and play with my toys.

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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2013, 02:57:42 PM »
You could head to your local gravel pit and get their old screens in many different sizes like #4 sand, 5/16, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 1'', 1 1/2'', 3''. Then you can cut it to anything you want, all free.

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Re: Refrigerator racks as grizzly/classifiers
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2013, 09:26:41 PM »
if your racks are to widely spaced get two sets and set them offset. makes a 1/2" set a 1/4" set of bars

 


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