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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzViper View Post
    I have found that you cannot level a drywasher using a level. Most importantly is to watch how the dirt is flowing over the riffles and out the end. If you level it dirt will run down one side. Also 15 degrees on the riffle box appears to be the optimum angle, but this is going to vary on motor speed, flow rate, size of material, etc. Just my two cents...
    Is this pertaining to your Royal Drywasher?

  2. #32
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    Yes it is Mike. I believe I replied to you regarding leveling your Royal, but I have seen this with other drywashers as well.
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  3. #33

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    the level on the sluice needs to be attached after you have run some dirt and can see that the flow is even across the sluice (from side to side). the level on the hopper needs to be attached when the rocks just begin to slide off the screen.

  4. #34
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    Personally I do not see a need to have any levels attached to the drywasher... Again just a visual will tell the user what needs to be done.
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  5. #35

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    having a level on there just make's it quicker and easier to be in the ball park to make the small adjustments that are needed during the run.

  6. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzViper View Post
    Personally I do not see a need to have any levels attached to the drywasher... Again just a visual will tell the user what needs to be done.
    Ditto… way much easier just to eye ball it and start running dirt. You'll know within the first couple buckets of material where you need to be.
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  7. #37
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    prospect007 thanks for the info. I am having trouble visualizing the mod listed as #7 in your first post. Can you post a photo or clarify what you mean there for me? Thanks,

  8. #38

    Mar 2014
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    for some reason i'm unable to post pic's, but if your looking at the back of the hopper where the dirt comes out the bottom. if you cut the back of the hopper straight across, making a larger opening, then make a slide plate (gate) and screw it to the back of the hopper. now there is adjustment. when I run classified material I close the gate for a more controlled dirt flow. if I run bank run dirt (unclassified) I open the slide gate for better flow. the bottom slide gate I usually set even with the back of the hopper, unless i'm running classified material. hope this helps.

  9. #39
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    Minning Tools: 12" Trommel, Royal Drywasher, Viper-Vac, Miller Table, Blue Bowl, Footprints, Google Earth, These Are Just Tools As You Still Have To Be On The Gold

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    Quote Originally Posted by prospect007 View Post
    for some reason i'm unable to post pic's, but if your looking at the back of the hopper where the dirt comes out the bottom. if you cut the back of the hopper straight across, making a larger opening, then make a slide plate (gate) and screw it to the back of the hopper. now there is adjustment. when I run classified material I close the gate for a more controlled dirt flow. if I run bank run dirt (unclassified) I open the slide gate for better flow. the bottom slide gate I usually set even with the back of the hopper, unless i'm running classified material. hope this helps.
    Never seen the bottom of the 151 but most drywashers I have seen have this gate that slides with two thumb nuts to control the flow. How does Keene control the flow?
    “He who builds their own equipment has a better understanding of what works and what does not work”



  10. #40
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    Sep 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzViper View Post

    Never seen the bottom of the 151 but most drywashers I have seen have this gate that slides with two thumb nuts to control the flow. How does Keene control the flow?
    the same Keith. Trying to figure out if the cut is on the v bottom or where.

  11. #41

    Mar 2014
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    keene controls the flow rate from the bottom, which plugs up all the time so you end up banging on the side to get the dirt to come out. but if you cut out the back of the hopper this fixs the problem. gold king comes out the back. most puffers that I've seen come out the back.

  12. #42

    Mar 2014
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    slnugget, the cut is to the back of the hopper.

  13. #43
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    Sure would love to see a pic of this mod.
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  14. #44
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    Dec 2013
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    Hey Kevin, not sure if you know Urbanminer a CGC member here in Colorado but he has an open invite twice a year to go to New Mexico to dry wash. I started going with them about 4 yrs ago and I really learned a lot about dry washing. I really fell in love with dry washing because it is simple to set up and go. If you can ever make the trip you need to go you won't be sorry there is just a few of us that go but you will learn a lot about dry washing by the weeks end. The guys that go are super to be with. I'm in Pueblo by the way. Ron

  15. #45
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    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

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    Hi Ron, nice to "meet" you! Yes, Marc is a great guy, I've dug with him a few times over the last few years and have dreamed of going Drywashing on one of his trips. That WOULD be a great way to learn fast...better start talking it up with my wife now! Thanks for the idea and maybe we will get to meet in person this way

    Update: wife says its a great idea!
    Last edited by KevinInColorado; Sep 21, 2014 at 12:26 AM.

 

 
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