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    Dizzy Digger, what a terrific idea! That plastic stuff is: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and that means it is very special milk bottle plastic.

    I've made some heavy duty screens using 1/4" mesh. The screen lasts for years IF center supports are added to keep the screen from sagging, any kind of support helps even some of the plastic bottom you cut out pop riveted to the screen and the green container would make it last longer. Of course the support material keeps some of the dirt from separating but hey no breakdowns to deal with.

    Thank you for sharing your invention, it is a good use of time, energy mixed with a small amount of money and it will make your life immeasurably better!! Go get the gold DD.................63bkpkr
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    Just Another Old Guy

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    AKA...UHMW....love the stuff. I have a 3'x4' cutting board for wild game, used it on the bottom of my drift boat to slide over rocks like ice and have a layer in my highbanker hopper to help the rejects fly out after the screen. You can hit it with a hammer and you wont find a mark.....very cool stuff!
    I'm a drinker with a heavy prospecting problem and I'm out of dirt again

  3. #18

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    Very inventive idea for your classifier.

    It looks like a fantastic way to quickly screen down a whole whack of material!

    Nicely done.

    All the best,

    Lanny

    Bedrock and Gold: The mysteries . . .
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    Dizz, as I mentioned, I love this idea and will be building it soon. It's been a few months since your original post and I was wondering how everything is holding up. Have you found any areas you might improve upon that you can share with me for my build? Thanks in advance.
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    Wish I had a better pic....but I like how different materials can be used to accomplish the same idea....

    Don't even use this much any more, but..... used a small wood frame w/ 1/4 inch mesh, supported by some small gauge rods going across.. (little support for the mesh). The wood frame is connect to a 3/4 in PVC frame, handle on one side, PVC pipe for hinge on the other....all sit's inside of a cement mixing tube....Just load up that screen, list 1/4 way up & shack, then fling the rocks out & re-load.

    If classifying is your deal, this seemed to work pretty well.....


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  6. #21
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    Nice design. I like the shade idea too

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    Dec 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by QNCrazy View Post
    Dizz, as I mentioned, I love this idea and will be building it soon. It's been a few months since your original post and I was wondering how everything is holding up. Have you found any areas you might improve upon that you can share with me for my build? Thanks in advance.
    It's held up just fine, but I should have put more fasteners
    around the screen at the bottom of the classifier tub, as
    some pebbles get stuck in there or manage to slip through.

    It does allow one to classify more material in a shorter amount
    of time, and it's not near as "labor intensive" as using the
    bucket top round classifiers. I just dump in half a bucket, manually
    remove all the big rocks, give it a few shakes from side to side, and then
    dump out the dreck.

    This new unit I'm working on will mount right on top of the Gold Cube,
    and pretty much make it operate like a high-banker. I want to be able
    to feed the Cube material just as fast as it can be done with the Bazooka,
    with the added benefit of the small gold catching ability of the Cube.
    QNCrazy, Jeff95531 and Goodyguy like this.
    Mike (aka Dizz)

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    the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you
    were our countrymen." ~~ Samuel Adams, 1776

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    Thanks Dizz! I think i will apply some silicone around the outer edges to seal it up.

 

 
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