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    Help with a small pan American pulse jig build

    Hey guys,

    New to this site but you guys seem awesome and informative!

    I am trying to build (3d print) a pan American pulse jig but I am not getting a pulse.

    I have tried many designs, many different diaphragms plungers etc.. but can't get a pulse! =/

    I will take a pic and let me know your thoughts please.

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    Thank you!

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    What's its purpose? If it's for recovery of gold maybe try the Gold Prospecting section of the forum.

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    Welcome to the forum. Showing pics of the disassembled parts won't help diagnosing your problem. Need to show the entire assembled unit.
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    Thank you, sorry okay I will take a video of what is going on but basically the water keeps leaking from the plunger output shaft, I feel like it doesn't want to stay vertical when it wants to pulse but yes I will re assemble and take a video.
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    diamond and gemstones

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    Where I work we used to manufacture this type of jig and one thing I know is they should not leak, so you will have to fix that, maybe with silicone around the square part of the carriage bolt and under the round head. The jigs we made were a little different than yours, instead of using a carriage bolt it had threaded rod with 1\8" thick rubber sandwiched between stainless steel washers and nuts like the diaphragm on yours and never had a problem leaking.
    Also I wonder if you are missing some parts, the yellow part were the bolt goes through on ours was threaded for the bolt and on the end of the bolt was a knob so you could adjust the pulse of the jig.
    Here is a pic of the diaphragm part which might give you an idea of what I am talking about. Also these jigs work for gold as well as diamonds and gems.Click image for larger version. 

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    I reread your post and I realized that you are trying to build a jig and not fix a jig [getting old has it's drawbacks]. Anyway another issue I can see is the spring you are using is too long. Another is the bolt is too long, you should use two bolts one for the diaphragm and then one on the other end of the spring which would go through the hole in the yellow part and as I said above it should have some type of handle and be able to adjust compression on the spring.
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    No and yes, first off THANK YOU. I am trying to fix the jig I made. I love your input its very valuable. I am going to try to switch to a rod with the rubber sandwiched between them because I believe the issue is on the plunger. I am not getting leaks anywhere else except when it springs open but does not close right so maybe the two washer will help keep it horizontal so it stays flush.

    I really appreciate your help.

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    What would be the best material for the diaphragm and the plunger? Yes I am also missing the control valve at the top to increase the pressure but I first wanted to at least get it to jig(pulsate)

    Any insights you have I will try.

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    We used 1\8" or 3\16" [it was 30 years ago] impregnated rubber. Like conveyor belt material similar to this https://www.indiamart.com/superindia...und-sheet.html. for the diaphragm and using the same rubber that was cut like a washer which would in your case be under the head of the carriage bolt and the outside diameter of the washer would be the same as the large disc.
    You don't use a plunger the part you have right under the bolt head is too big and too long, it is just blocking the water it should only be a flat washer there.

    You really do need to have the spring adjustable to make it work, so cut the spring just long enough to have a loose fit, then turn on the water then you start screwing in the knob until it starts pulsing.
    I know I am confused reading what I wrote but I think in time I may be able to help you get it going.

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    No its not confusing at all, after months I finally have a feeling of relief that this thing might actually work because of you.

    okay I will order the parts to make a new plunger squished between two washers and a diaphragm to fit.


    I will also fix the spring issue.

    Am I putting the rubber washer on the outside of the metal washer, so the rubber would come in contact with the outlet of water correct?


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    remove indentation in red and make the green part smaller and all one level, correct?

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    If I am envisioning this correctly, the metal washer will be hitting the outlet of the water to stop and allow the flow?



    I really appreciate this.

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    Sorry I forgot to mention , what I circled in red is what I am removing and green keeping.

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    I thought this might help.

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