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Author Topic: Finished top to my FrankenSluice  (Read 780 times)

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Offline Davidloc

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Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« on: March 20, 2019, 01:59:24 PM »
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This is the feeder box that I made for the top of the river sluice. It is 8" high X 30 " long X 12 " wide . Boiler section is 18 " long and mesh is 1/4 " stainless. I still need the adjustable supports to get the angle right over the sluice (Goldhog River sluice) and it will use 3 X 1" jets @ 3800 GPH total and then the fun of adjusting every thing starts.

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 02:34:43 PM »
Assuming you want it to be critiqued?

Sheet metal possibly a bit thing for shoveling,  unless your feeding it gently.  We smash the heck outta ours.
Mesh in the past has clogged easily,  there are lots of clays, roots, weeds etc here.   Perforated plate or Bars usually a little better but I don't know what your shoveling into it, nor am I familiar with the river sluice your mounting it on.

Good luck though!

PS: Your right about the adjusting...lol  that is a project in itself I find!

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 02:45:04 PM »
I completely agree , the mesh is fully replaceable and I have a punch plate to drop in as part of the setup. Sheet metal is being used for proof of concept and I will have the final design made out of 3/16 welded aluminum once the kinks are worked out.   The material will be mostly weed free clay and I am figuring 3-4 days of tweaking before it's working enough to get any final design ideas from it.

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 06:39:51 PM »
Very nice for clay.Luck Mcbain.
I started out with nothing Istill have most of it.

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 11:13:30 PM »
Fun little build, hope you get some nice gold.

All the best,

Lanny

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 05:38:25 AM »
I tried to build sluice boxes back in the 70's, they all had problems. :'(  I just clicked on to YouTube sluice box build , probably 100 builds to copy.  Neat

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 02:03:16 PM »
I wouldn't recommend going to that heavy a thickness, made my top box out of 0.100 material and it has taken an absolute beating without any problems. If I were going to do another one I would drop to 0.090 or possibly even 0.080.

Have fun with the build.
Shane

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 02:29:24 PM »
Just ordered a 4 X 1 ft punch plate for it in case the mesh doesn't work out . 1/4" on 3/8"  centers at 16 Gauge. With shipping it's 125$ , not the cheapest but much cheaper than finding out the mesh isn't performing well 800 Kms from home.

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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2019, 10:36:53 PM »
Hopefully, you can try it on a local creek before you drive 800KM.  It would be awful to have to do a bush fix without access to the necessary parts.  I am impressed with anybody who builds their kit from scratch.  I prefer to buy new and fine tune it.   I don't have the tools and skills to do a complete build.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Finished top to my FrankenSluice
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2019, 10:02:05 AM »
Modified the classifier to avoid a problem before it happens.  The mesh was replaced by 1/4 punch plate. PP1.jpg

 


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