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Post  someday on Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:25 pm

Curious about the banjo's catch tray under the hopper, is the tray suppose to self clean "within reason" or do they run loaded??
Modification number 23217 Laughing Raise chop stretch hopper/incorporate catch tray!
Gave it a run in the backyard and although my tray runs loaded at the outlet, the material in the tray is like all soft and fluffy
so the exchange of lite's for heavy's would/should be fluent "Maybe"? or Suspect
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Post  Rustydog on Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:41 pm

it self cleans retaining the gold at the bottom and retains a % of material as well , mine is usually about 3/4 full of material when i take it out.
out of a 4 hour run i get about 2-3 bits in the riffle so that tells you how much the catch tray does catch


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Post  someday on Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Thanks for that Rusty, the fact that your tray is 3/4 full at cleanup time would suggest the trays do run rather loaded Cool
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Post  someday on Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:06 pm

Because I'm bored!
Take no notice of the classifier, she aint gonu be there for long!
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Back too two mm jetting, firefighter at idle Cool "Bye-Bye firefighter" Yeehaa
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Post  snowygold on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:10 pm

Someday, if you run that box with the bottom near on level your fire fighter is fine. As for the classifier if you are on fine gold don't go over 10mm, if you are getting gems also, look at 13mm.

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Post  Guest on Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:22 pm

With the importance of. Doing the right thing my I suggest , seeing that the ranger can make a rule on the day, that you have a look at a pump and motor and keep it to 2.5 hp! I have met a couple of ppl who have been told that they want the motors no bigger than 2.5 hp!!! On the creek! study I can't remember if the rule was 5 hp. Back in the ecc box ironbark inquiry ? But again I post " the lands manager on the day has the final say" even back then I knew we would have trouble with that paragraph!!!

"Ahh it's come to this ,such is life " study

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Post  someday on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:15 pm

The idea behind the recent mods was to replace the firefighter with a smaller lightweight pump, been fighten over this for awhile now Rolling Eyes
It's those super thin flakes of gold that have been given me problems since I moved away from my ramp style catch trays,
the trays worked amazing but needed scary amounts of water, me old spray bars ended up with 3.5 mm jetting x 3 rows of holes affraid

Snowygold, I'm still searching mate, figure the 10 mm slotted holes should fit the bill, just hope I don't have to do the slotting No

I'm back in sample mode, so no big deal at the moment! bounce
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Post  Guest on Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:47 pm

I'm running spray bars with 2 and 1.5 mm holes in alternate lines on a 2.5 hp pump ! No flow problems ! What width is our sluice ?

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Post  someday on Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:22 pm

it's 300 wide, that's not the problem, my 90 mm waterfall is where the headache lays "But it works so well" rendeer
Should be all good, just need to reduce me riffle spacing due to less water!
3 catch trays and riffles Shocked Laughing Yeah I'm a doosh. cheers
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