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Author Topic: Collapsible sluice stand  (Read 298 times)

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Offline DharmaSoldat

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Collapsible sluice stand
« on: April 28, 2019, 09:16:15 PM »
Bought an AM Scout II sluice - figured I'd stand it up.

Happy to answer any questions.

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Re: Collapsible sluice stand
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 01:25:28 PM »
Great build Steven!

What do the eye screws go in to?
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Re: Collapsible sluice stand
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 06:55:07 PM »
Thanks, Dan :D

So you start with a 3/4" SPIG plug and drill a 1/4" hole in the centre of the outside face.

Then you take a 1/4" T-nut and put it neck-and-teeth side down into the inside of the plug, making sure the neck fits snugly into the hole you drilled. Use a rat tail file to make it a bit wider if necessary.

Screw a large bolt into the T-nut from the top side of the T-nut or use a wide piece of metal rod and, using a mallet, smack the T-nut into the plug until the end of the T-nut neck is flush with the surface of the plug through the drilled hole and the teeth are embedded into the inside of the plug.

Next, measure the depth from the top of the T-nut to the top of the backside of the plug and cut the same length of 1/2" pvc pipe.

Using a knife or rachet cutters, cut a ~1/4" piece out of the piece of 1/2" pipe along the length so it forms a C-shaped collar.

Make sure you can fit the C-shaped collar into the backside of the plug - cut away a bit more if you need to, to make it fit.

Apply pvc primer and cement to the inside of the plug, squish the 1/2" pipe/collar into the inside of the plug and smack it in with a hammer or mallet until it's touching the top side of the T-nut.

That makes the eye-bolt holder. Hopefully that was a good explanation. If not, I apologize. :D


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Re: Collapsible sluice stand
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 10:21:29 PM »
Excellent write up on the sluice stand! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Collapsible sluice stand
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 05:37:16 PM »
So I managed to get out today to see how the thing sets up. The first thing i'm changing right away is the fact that the legs rotate in the sockets. What a pain that is. I will be drying off the plastic and PVC cementing them in ASAP.

The rest of it was easy enough and I managed to get some nice looking water flow.

I'm no expert so I'll still be learning.

 


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