Oct 27, 2012, 09:19 AM
2 inch backpack dredge Keene
Just wondering if anyone out there has a new keene 2 inch backpack dredge. I am not sure if it is put together right. Keene's instructions are terrible. Plus talked to patrick keene. He was no help at all, he didn't even send me photos of the inside of the sluice like he said he would. I guess after you have your money who cares. Any way, there is no adjustment for the sluice box for the angle. So if anyone out there has one that can post some pics looking into the sluice box that would be great.
Oct 27, 2012 09:19 AM
Oct 27, 2012, 01:54 PM
What model # do you have?
Oct 27, 2012, 01:56 PM
To bad you'd think a company that big could afford some customer service. Good luck Wally let me know when ya get it together so I can tagalong an check it out. I might purchase one next spring.
Oct 27, 2012, 03:46 PM
Oct 27, 2012, 03:48 PM
Yea really. That would be good. You are more than welcome. We are thinking about American Fork next week end, to try it out, if you are interested.
Oct 27, 2012, 04:06 PM
There should be two brackets that slide up and down the frame that the sluice box bolts to. If you go to Keenes website and look at the pics they have there it should explain it better. I have the same thing myself.
Oct 27, 2012, 07:08 PM
I think I have that part right. How far do you put the sluice on the rails? Is there a way to adjust the angle of the sluice?
Oct 27, 2012, 08:56 PM
I have one of those fool things. About 5 years now. I learned by looking at photos on various web sites and trial and error. No particularly web site comes to mind right now. Long ago. Got tried of the plug up's and quit using it. Trial and error. Good luck.
Oct 27, 2012, 11:50 PM
Oct 28, 2012, 09:43 AM
DREDGING IS ILLEGAL IN KALIF SO GET FINED-GO TO JAIL OR LOSE YOUR NEW TOY AND MASSIVE FINES ALSO ARE POSSIBLE. That tiny puddle pumper ain't worth it-go to Oregon or Nevada--John
Oct 28, 2012, 10:08 AM
Hoser John I pack my dredge in 10 miles to get lots of gold. Could you do that with boat u use
Oct 28, 2012, 10:12 AM
Those are awesome picks. Thank you so much. That helps a lot.
Oct 28, 2012, 12:39 PM
What did I miss here? He lives in Utah.
Originally Posted by Hoser John
Oct 28, 2012, 01:51 PM
Thats funny Utduder. Its funny a lot of people talk a bunch of crap about the little dredges. Its just a hobby and I do it to get out in the mountains. Thats all some people can afford.
Oct 28, 2012, 05:43 PM
Ironically, there's a post asking about fines for dredging in CA which has no replies,..
Oct 28, 2012, 05:58 PM
In the photos above if you look at the one with all the hoses and parts laid out this is my dredge in that pic. If you look you can see where I have the two sliders on the frame, this is where I run it when dredging. Works good for me there.
Oct 29, 2012, 08:18 AM
THOSE WHO ARE PERFECT DO ABSOLUTELY NUTTN' OR TO ERR IS HUMAN--GET THE CROSS AND MATCHES...HAHAHAHA i've posted dozens of pics of me running 2 1/2" puddle pumpers throughout the years here and NOT a deragatory term,just mo' tnet pantytwisting. And yes I've hauled boats as you call'm for over 20 miles,hauled'm down many 1,000' cliffs,flown them in by helo or hired wets to haul so wtf...............they say in ignorance there is bliss .. and ya'all sound quite content...John...I was going to delete that simple mistake but lose all that love?? instead of a simple oops now I'll deliberately leave,enjoy the lynching --yet again another hahahah
Last edited by Hoser John; Oct 29, 2012 at 08:24 AM.
Oct 29, 2012, 09:45 AM
carefl about going up AF after the 15th of Ocotber. The recreational prospectors permit only has that canyon open from July 1st to the 15th of October. and if you do dont get caught and screw it up for the rest of us....we dont want to end up like the Kalifornia republic. But i to use a 2 1/2 inch Keene dredge and the angle has not been as much a deal as the flow. i am just over half the way back and when water fills the sluice it tends to tip the back down on its own and the angle has worked for me. I would like to know where in Utah you have to hike 10 miles back in....there are roads everywhere and even more locations you can get a quad too?
Oct 30, 2012, 11:45 AM
I am not running my dredge in AF. I know the rules. And I do not have a quad, so I have to pack it in. Funny how I ask a simple question about my dredge, and look what happens. All kinds of people put in there two cents about everything else. But thank you everyone who answered my original question.
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Oct 30, 2012, 12:33 PM
Don't forget thick socks to avoid blisters..
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