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Author Topic: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*  (Read 20173 times)

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Offline PWJM

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Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« on: September 08, 2008, 08:52:49 PM »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FGnOsF8h5Y[/youtube]
YouTube - Highbanker sluice

This fellow really got me thinking... Highbanker conversions on a sluice doesn't have to be expensive or complicated, If it works it works! My main concern -because I'm really quite lazy-  is weight and how easy it is to carry. So I got to thinking how you could improve upon this guy's design. The wash box/hopper seem awfully cumbersome to me. Instead of using a wooden box why not take a 5 gal bucket, lay it on its side, then cut the top half or 1/3rd off. Lay down a BBQ grill or some other sort of classifier, fix on some spray bar and wham! Bob's your uncle!

here's some primitive drawings.


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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion.
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2008, 10:25:14 PM »
Great idea PWJM!!   {cool^sign}  {-applause-}

Would be a lightweight, cost effective sluice mod!!  <-good_>  When can we expect testing results  [&whistle#]

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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion.
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 10:30:28 AM »
Here is SOMEONES build from a other site.

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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion.
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008, 01:25:01 PM »
just finishing it up today, not too shabby for a first and sloppy try. I'm using electric pumps (one 2000 GPH and one 1750 GPH pump) but they don't really flow enough when they are both hooked up to the same battery. Makes for a good demo though.








and Here was an unlikely find for the location I was looking in, on my last day out (good way to end the season :D)


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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008, 01:49:29 PM »
Nice build PWJM  {cool^sign}  Very creative!!

And nice finds, wouldn't mind ending my season with a few nuggets like that  <-yes_>  <-good_>
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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:53:48 PM »
Not too shabby at all!!   Great build and nice finds!!

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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 07:34:39 PM »
 {-applause-} {-applause-}

Looks like I have another project....  Looks, and obviously functions great PWJM !!

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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 07:39:47 PM »
Nice build  {cool^sign} good job 8)  <-hypnotized->

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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 08:03:09 PM »
Nice work PWJM, not to long ago I was think of the same kind of mod.. but with a square bucket.

Nice looking nug also,  Whats the weight ?
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Re: Sluice To Highbanker conversion. *with Pics now!*
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 06:32:48 PM »
not sure on the weight, I don't have a sensitive enough scale. Its the biggest one i've found so far and thats good enough for me! :)