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This is a photo of the latest version of my 6
inch dredge during the head scratching stage... We used parts
of an old Keene 5 inch
triple sluice frame with some new pontoons for starters.
Terry Stapp did a nice job fabricating an easy to adjust,
adjustable height sluice
box frame. He also built a fine flared sluice box that
doesn't need to be nearly as long as a rectangular one. The
blank aluminum box
is setting on the new frame
The adjustable sluice part way through
BELOW is the power jet being fit to the JET FLAIR. We
are using common ABS pipe fittings to fabricate the pump hose
line into the jet itself.
Josh is testing the first version of the custom 6 inch
dredge. It has gone through several remodels since this picture
I like to "test drive" dredges in the pool the first
time out or after making design changes. In case of equipment
failure, it's easier to make mechanical adjustments, welding,
etc. when your "test pond" is in the back yard. Those of
you living next to creeks and rivers- I'm
Notice the weight belts on the pontoons to simulate the
weight of the gravel in the sluicebox.