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Author Topic: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo  (Read 615 times)

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Offline Ruby Silver

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 09:49:33 PM »
Hi SluiceIt,  I was dredging my own hole on dry land too. There is no dredging allowed in any water course (rivers – streams).

I know what you mean about recreational. I actually have a book put out by the Ministry of Mines from the 1980's where they use the word recreational mining was an ok thing. Now days they want everybody to have government jobs or sitting on welfare.  <-thinking->

Where it went sideways is when the government opened up online staking and people started grabbing claims for private campsites and occasionally dipping the odd pan. That's when they started saying claims could not be used for recreational use. “Part-time” - “recreational” - “hobby” , it's all just wordsmithing anyhow.   <-yes_>

Yes, it takes a lot of power to force a column of gravel and water up the hose once it breaks the water level. I had a 2 inch and found it got quite a few jambs but the 3 inch hardly ever, unless I was working flat elongated slate type gravels, then the rocks would turn sideways and ahhh, jamb up. The one inch increase from 2” to 3” inch pretty much doubled the volume I could process too.   <-good_> [<-panning->] <_miner_>
Went to the old school of Hard Knocks... Pain is a good teacher. Becareful out there ya'all. :0)

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 10:02:09 PM »
There is no problem dredging out of the water coarse.

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 10:18:31 PM »
Off topic but cabin fever is setting in so,

The NDP Economic recovery.

It is a slow day in a small Canadian town, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.

A rich placer gold miner visiting the area drives through town, stops at the hotel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.

As soon as he walks upstairs, the hotel owner grabs the $100 bill and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to the pig farmer.

The pig farmer takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill to his supplier, the Farmer's Co-op.

The guy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

The hooker rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with the hotel owner.

The hotel proprietor then places the $100 back on the counter so the rich traveler will not suspect anything.

At that moment the gold miner comes down the stairs, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, picks up the $100 bill and leaves town.

No one produced anything. No one earned anything... However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the NDP  government is conducting business today.   <-dont~know-> <-shock_> lol!!!@*
Went to the old school of Hard Knocks... Pain is a good teacher. Becareful out there ya'all. :0)

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2020, 11:41:03 PM »
Good one Ruby Silver  thanks for the laugh as always   so true about their rules too 
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 09:21:32 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for that.
Ruby, doubling what you process most likely also doubled the weight of the hoses and nozzle too I’ll bet! Now double it again for a 4”, lol! I had to work smarter, not harder with that nozzle. I also secured a long bolt down the centre of the nozzle entrance to keep out those hose jamming rocks. I like your stand up unit! Clever.

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 11:45:38 PM »
Hi SluiceIt,   yup, wrestling with a 3 inch for a few hours was a workout. I can't imagine a 4 inch.  I used mine because of water seepage. I either had to pump out the pit or suction it out along with the gravels.     <-yes_>
 
People think it's easy to move tons of dry-land gravels with a hand dredge and make giant holes but in reality when having to move oversize and boulders by hand it's not all that much faster than shoveling into a highbanker.  <-shock_>

I have had dreams (see photos below) about going big and deep with a dredge, but then it turns into nightmare when I think about the 100,000,000 HP pump I would need to move the gravels out of the pit.  lol.   <-laugh-> 


Went to the old school of Hard Knocks... Pain is a good teacher. Becareful out there ya'all. :0)

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2020, 11:56:44 PM »
Good one Ruby Silver  thanks for the laugh as always   so true about their rules too

Hey poncho .  It makes a person think when our government taxes us with its one hand and doles it out with its other while it becomes worth less and less everytime we go to the store.   <-shock_>

Gold is doing ok. It's traded in USD.   [<-panning->] <_miner_>  <-good_>
Went to the old school of Hard Knocks... Pain is a good teacher. Becareful out there ya'all. :0)

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Re: 17 x 59 Highbanker/Hydroforce 400, 4in Suction Combo
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2020, 06:04:19 PM »
Just updating those watching this post. It’s important to inform, I’ve received approval to use the 2.5” pumped highbanker/4” dryland Hydroforce suction combo again for 2020 placer mining season and beyond with water license exemption in relation to how it’s being used in compliance of the newly revised Water Sustainability Regulations, West Coast Region, Senior Authorizations Specialist.

Cheers. 

 


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