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Author Topic: My 1986 Exploration Sluice  (Read 6241 times)

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Offline Tolly26

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My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« on: July 03, 2007, 03:24:28 PM »
Dusted off the old sluice I had made-up for me 20 years ago.  Getting ready to try it out for real as it was used only twice before work started getting in the way - thought some of you might like to see it.  Critical comments and suggested improvements very much appreciated!

The only thing missing in the picture is the bungee cord that fastens to the holes in the bar laying atop the feed box.  (It lost it's "gee" many years ago.)  It wrapped around the sluice and held the feeder in place.  The pump outlet hose was hose-clamped to the bar.  I'll be pondering a better system (PVC with valves probably) for feeding water.

The material is 3/16" aluminium, width 9", length 41" with a 24" feed box.  The matting is Max-Slope conveyor belting which I can't seem to find on the Internet.  I'll be replacing the head-end classifier for 1/2" square mesh and possibly switching from expanded metal riffles to something more akin to Shiver's system in his sluice box posting. Still looking for a good brand of 1.5" pump.

Offline Ibuddah

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Re: My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 06:35:52 PM »
I can't get the picts to work and I would like to see this.  I am planning on making a sluce for myself... ;D
Thanks
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Offline Tolly26

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Re: My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 05:47:51 PM »
Guess they were lost in a server upgrade  ????
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Re: My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2008, 02:10:19 PM »
Nice looking sluice Tolly26!!, I like the peaked classifier. Very cool!! ;D

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Re: My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 12:53:30 PM »
Nice build Tolly26, I like this design {cool^sign} Looks like I have a build project to do.  lol  ;)

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Re: My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 05:04:17 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement folks - very much appreciated!  :)
After reading a paper in the downloads section (Poling et al - he was my Dean at UBC) I've decided to stay with the expanded metal riffles.  I've also decided to go with a gasoline pump rather than a generator/pump combo.  So now it's time to find a Honda 1.5" WX15CX1 at a reasonable price.  Then maybe I can get a handful or two of what's showing in Golddigger's avatar!  [!!DANCE!!]

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Re: My 1986 Exploration Sluice
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 05:55:38 PM »
I like your sluice,looks very portable.It reminds me of the gold rush ones but your is metal.
Tolly26 is there a princess auto close to you,if so they have a 1 inch pump I think 4 stroke under 12 pounds
for $233.A subaru pump is about $400 same specs.