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    gravelSucker

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    Leveling the sluice without a spirit level

    Found a neat little app at the Google App Store (Android OS). It uses your a smart phone to provide a digital readout of any angle, much like a spirit level and protractor, but without the guesswork. We all have our cell phone with us, so why not eliminate another piece of stuff to lug along in order to set the sluice at the proper angle of the dangle. Check out the following link and determine whether or not it's workable for you. I always have my phone safely contained in double zip-lock baggies when on the water, to keep it dry.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...inometer&hl=en

    Best of luck

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    Jim Bowers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncclaymaker View Post
    Found a neat little app at the Google App Store (Android OS). It uses your a smart phone to provide a digital readout of any angle, much like a spirit level and protractor, but without the guesswork. We all have our cell phone with us, so why not eliminate another piece of stuff to lug along in order to set the sluice at the proper angle of the dangle. Check out the following link and determine whether or not it's workable for you. I always have my phone safely contained in double zip-lock baggies when on the water, to keep it dry.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...inometer&hl=en

    Best of luck

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    Why not just glue a spirit level onto the side of the sluice?
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    If ya got an s5 this would be kinda nice because their water resistant. I probably wouldn't do it with another phone though, that could lead to a bad day lol.

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    God gave me 2 eyes so need for techno tomfoolery to run a box-John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser John View Post
    God gave me 2 eyes so need for techno tomfoolery to run a box-John
    While some apps are nice, we sometimes get too dependent on them. Like the blond in the parking lot with a bag of groceries in her arms, obviously distressed. A gentleman passing by asked if he could help. "Well, I can't get into my car." was the answer as she pushed the button on the automatic door opener, "battery must be dead." He said, "Let me have your keys," which she passed to him, but repeated, "The battery is dead." He took the keys, inserted the correct one in the door and opened it.

    Sort of like kids today who cannot do addition and subtraction without a calculator (let alone multiply or divide).
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    LOL, agree John
    many-a-times helping others set up sluice, HB, dredge, DW, they would whip out a torpedo level, what's that for i asked? got hurt a few times falling down with laughter,
    water flow and angle throw some dirt in adjust accordingly, fast water, flatter slope to box, so on and so on
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    FIRE...Financially Independent Retired Early. Poor but free!

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    I found early on that precise leveling can get you started but eyeballing during operation will get it closer to correct.
    Now if they just come up with a dig here app
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff95531 View Post
    I found early on that precise leveling can get you started but eyeballing during operation will get it closer to correct.
    Now if they just come up with a dig here app
    Hey, if that "Dig Here" app is accurate, sign me up. I am assuming you still have to get there for the app to say, "Dig Here." I hope you can calibrate it; you know, "Dig Here" for 1.0 gram for 50 five gal buckets (or whatever) or "Dig Here" for 2.0 grams, etc. And then there has to be the depth gauge app to go with it. "Dig Here" for 1.0 oz/ton with bedrock 40 feet below.

    There are probably some more additions that would be useful; I am sure TN readers would have suggestions.
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    I also agree with John. I just look at the flow and make sure it's even and that's all that's needed.
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    The thing about water is that if you can get it to stop moving it assumes a level position. That app is a useful tool for other things, but if I hear a phone ring while I am panning I go phycotic, sometimes. : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoser John View Post
    God gave me 2 eyes so need for techno tomfoolery to run a box-John
    Beat me to it, hojo
    Adjust until it "looks" right and shovel on.
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    Everyone beat me to it too, but thanks again for sharing the ap.
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