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    Feb 2013
    Northern Ca
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    Ghetto gold n sand.

    Hey all, hope your all panning out well!

    I have a homemade gold n sand, the plunger is made of foam, the seal. it wears out quick, but is replaced easily. the old school miners I met near ths river said to toss a sock over it, works wonderfully. Just curious if anyone else has any repair suggestions?

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    May 2013
    The Golden State
    Whites Goldmaster V/SAT. VibraProbe. Bazooka 48" Prospector Sluice. Shorts. Chickens + Goats + Goldhounds. 35' Chris Craft Caribbean motorsailer. FISH OIL + BURLAP
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    Leather?
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    us
    Apr 2012
    Reno NV
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yes, if you can find it look at the insides of the old tire pumps, overcut leather and grease,

    johnnysau
    Hey save your gold dust, you'll need to give change when the dollar goes south !

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    FIRE...Financially Independent Retired Early. Poor but free!

    Feb 2013
    Deep in the redwoods of the TRUE Northern CA
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    I would advise against petroleum lubricants, only because I have heard never to mix it with gold. Leather is a popular sealer.

    Pool places have these. Fully adjustable so no lube required:

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    I found these on line at Swimming pool Expansion Plugs and Freeze Plugs to Winterize your Pool

    Automotive soft plugs have the same thing, except you need a wrench to adjust.

    Home Depot has similar items in the plastic pipe section, sewer dept.
    Hope this helps.
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    We don't fight for gain. We fight for what is rightfully ours.

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    A recent study found that there are just too many studies being done.

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    This isn't a hobby! It's hard work!

    Feb 2013
    Golden Valley Arid-Zona
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    WE used to make a "Slurp Gun" for getting ghost shrimp out of their burrows when fishing. For the plunger we'd use a tennis ball between two fender washers. The rods were made out of 1/4-20 all thread and you could adjust the drag of the ball by tightening or loosening the nut that held it in place.
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    FIRE...Financially Independent Retired Early. Poor but free!

    Feb 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenIrishman View Post
    WE used to make a "Slurp Gun" for getting ghost shrimp out of their burrows when fishing. For the plunger we'd use a tennis ball between two fender washers. The rods were made out of 1/4-20 all thread and you could adjust the drag of the ball by tightening or loosening the nut that held it in place.
    Hmmmm. I like the way you think. If you had to buy everything, maybe $5.00? What was the handle and how was it attached? I just may build one...little hose attached...stick attached to the hose on the end...i just need 3 arms....plastic pipe instead of hose.....hmmm
    We don't fight for gain. We fight for what is rightfully ours.

    Just another supporter of Land Matters http://www.mylandmatters.org/ The one stop place for mining matters on public lands!

    CA prospectors check here http://www.mylandmatters.org/Donate/Gift1.html

    A recent study found that there are just too many studies being done.

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    May 2013
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    I have made thousands(not an exaggeration) of various hand suction devices. For the 1 1/2", 2" and 3" I use rubber plumber test plugs, the kind that have ridges. Work great. I replace the bolt and wing nut that comes with the plug with a stainless steel bolt and wing nut.

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    Here is a picture of this type of plug.

 

 

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