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    Quote Originally Posted by gunlocators View Post
    I built a bucket model last year with a backpack blower I never used. I may try to retrofit to a shop vac lower like yours nice job....
    Why did you not use it. There is no issues using a bucket vac. I used mine last weekend for nearly 5 hours crevicing. Anything larger than the 6 gallon vac I build and it's going to get heavy draging it around on the bedrock. 5 gallons of dirt is 63 pounds.
    Last edited by AzViper; Jun 09, 2014 at 07:44 PM.

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    Fact: If you can't get there in a Rokon you can't get there at all. Excellent job!
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    After 10 years without a Rokon I got tired of carrying my gold vac everywhere so I decided to put wheels on it.
    Found the wheels and handle in a dumpster on a discarded lawnmower. Works great and doubles as a paydirt hauler as well.

    Hauls 10 gallons of paydirt effortlessly.
    I'm on my second leaf blower, this one is an Echo that I bought at a pawn shop for $30 runs my drywasher at just over idle but to vac I run it full blast and it has plenty of suction.

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    Mike

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    I'm glad to see that there are other dumpster divers on here I was starting to get nervous.
    I may have to make me one on these.
    Cheers Mike
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    Roger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodyguy View Post
    After 10 years without a Rokon I got tired of carrying my gold vac everywhere so I decided to put wheels on it.
    Found the wheels and handle in a dumpster on a discarded lawnmower. Works great and doubles as a paydirt hauler as well.

    Hauls 10 gallons of paydirt effortlessly.
    I'm on my second leaf blower, this one is an Echo that I bought at a pawn shop for $30 runs my drywasher at just over idle but to vac I run it full blast and it has plenty of suction.

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    GG~
    Great idea ...on the wheels !
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    Grant Brandenburg

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    Man I've wanted a Rokon for a long time now.

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    Grant Brandenburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgatodelnoche View Post
    Sometimes you can find older shop vacs at yard sales that are made out of metal and have metal lids. Much stronger than the plastic ones sold today.
    Yeah maybe, but high impact plastic doesn't get smashed and dented up like metal will. The big underground mines have all gone to using plastic poly pipe over the steel Victaulic pipe for the miles of air water lines needed throughout the mine. It's a great improvement in durability over steel pipe. Plus the cost and installation of it is so much better. All good I guess unless there's a fire.
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