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Buyer beware! Interestng thread about bucket hand dredges
« on: June 26, 2010, 11:17:15 PM »
Intersting thread about bucket hand dredges, from the scottish gold prosepcting forum;

by kilomike1 Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:48 pm

Don't bother with the (name removed to protect the innocent!!), they are c**p! I bought one similar to use along side romps henderson pump, I now only use Rompindogs pump as its simple and effective.
The (name deleted to protect the innocent!!!) is designed to be used in sand, so if you encounter any overburden you are knackered, the check valves fall to pieces and the rubber swing flap fails along with the inbuilt classifier meshing, which eventually falls out.

Goldfinger is spot on, don't classify it's just a waste of time, the sluice will do it for you... tried and tested!!

Trust me,leave it alone and buy a romp pump

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by goldfinger Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:16 pm

or make your own , cheaper stillThere are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold
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by deserdog Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:44 am

If you are in an area of big gold, yeah, you don'thave to classify. But if you are only dealing wiht small gold, just shoveling awy into your sluice will result in little gold at the end of the day.Can't find if you don't look!deserdog

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by deserdog Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:59 pm

kilomike1 , what maker did you buy from? and did you let him know about the units short comings?Can't find if you don't look!deserdog

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by kilomike1 Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:18 pm

I think it was fissureman, i use the pump purley as a back up henderson now, all of the check valves broke within 2 weeks

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by deserdog Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:09 pm

I try to keep tools as simple as possible! Did he at least back up his product?Can't find if you don't look!deserdog

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by kilomike1 Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:12 pm

Sort of, he sent me replacement check valves, but they failed on the first outing (rubber split and the internal mesh classifier fell out)
I wouldn't mind but it was around 80 plus import tax! the only thing that didn't break was the sniper scopekilomike1

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Re: Buyer beware! Interestng thread about bucket hand dredges
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 07:48:16 PM »
I just built one that resembles the gold&sand hand dredge, I have the Home Depot Check valves and they look cheap but they are at $ 6.00 a peice. I have not used it yet so we will see.

 


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