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Post  gray.nomad Tue May 29, 2012 12:11 pm

Hi all,

Sorry fellas,
I have been rather busy with other things so I have not been around for a long time.
If you want to build my "gold sucker" you will find the plans on

http://lake-bolac-caravanpark.com.au
and click on gold detecting.

It's all there, inc. a flash movie of how it works.
Best regards
Frank
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Post  bicter Tue May 29, 2012 1:04 pm

Frank,
Thanks for the link.
One question I have is where do you obtain the 30 mm Steel Ball?
Alternatively is there a recommended alternative?

Everything else I've been able to source locally.
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Post  philski Thu May 31, 2012 5:35 pm

Would you believe, I have looked for months and months to buy one to suit me and didn't think i would be able to make one myself with all the mystery gizmos inside to make it work.

Yours is Simple and do'able, Thank you Frank. Much appreciated

kindest regards
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Post  starry Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:45 pm

simple and very effective , thanks heaps , you started yours phil , once I get the camper finished i,ll start on one


cheers starry Very Happy
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Post  gldfvr Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:21 pm

A little bit of continuation on hand operated pumps .
I made this about 17 years ago and works good .
Made from an old fire extinguisher ( large screw top type ) and hand operated bilge pump .
Drilled 25mm hole through lid then bronzed 25mm gal pipe to extend past inlet side of hand pump so as no gravel gets in and damages bellows .
Bronzed a 25mm 90 degree elbow onto side of extinguisher .
Made mounting bracket for pump and connected it all up .
I use 25 mm clear plastic tube which is easy to squash the end so as to get down into crevices , also made an adaptor for end of pipe and fit a smaller diameter piece of plastic tube to get into even smaller crevices’s
I learnt the hard , way always put a hose on outlet side or you WILL get wet !

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Post  getascripter Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:23 am

This hand dredge looks really cool ... and I think it is something that I would be able to handle building ... but the PDF seems to have disappeared from the page/site.

Do you think it would be possible for the PDF to be reposted please?
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Post  gldfvr Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:34 am

Have tried too upload photos but not shore how to .
Send me a PM and I will Email photos to you .

Regadrs Steven

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Post  grumpy57 Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:24 pm

Hi Steve. We met last year at the Waaneyarra campsite where you kindly showed me your gold sucker. I hope you don't mind me copying your design as i have recently made my own sucker. In design mine is similar to your except i made mine from 100mm poly pipe with a screw cap on one end. Have only had one quick test with it up at misery ck so far but it worked a treat.Thanks Steve for the brilliant design of the Gold Sucker. If we meet again somewhere i owe your a few beers. A MERRY CHRISTMAS to you,your family and friends. Cheers Grumpy. (Doug).
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