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    3" dredge hose recommendation for suction nozzle

    I am new to this forum I am planning a summer trip to Alaska this summer have been searching for a while trying to figure out the best setup for either a Hydroforce suction nozzle or a normal suction nozzle here is my current setup Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1256271 it is a 3" promack highbanker combo with 2" pressure hose and a honda 5.5 pump with jet flares Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1256282. I have used it a few times for regular highbanking As you can see I have plenty of lay flat hose for shoveling into the hopper but want to use the suction nozzle in the shallow creek.

    1. How much hose do you recommend for the nozzle 20ft? I was looking at this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER going from pump to nozzle Will that work.

    2. for the 3" suction hose going from Nozzle to Hopper what would you recommend?

    3. how does the black nozzle work?

    4. does the suction nozzle I have need to stay underwater?

    also looking at this nozzle http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-3-Dry-La...gAAOSwAodWFUsp or would you recommend the hydroforce?


    thanks for the help!!
    Last edited by Kozygold; Jan 04, 2016 at 08:24 PM.

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    Don't get the ones on eBay that maker does not tune them there is no orifice,
    no washer welded in like the keene or proline you'd be better off saving up for the real hydraforce.
    the black one in the photo is a powerjet you need a piece of hose on each end, you could use a spliter
    and run both the the nozzle and the jet to extend the suction hose out 40 feet and keep the slurry moving.
    .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kozygold View Post

    1. How much hose do you recommend for the nozzle 20ft? I was looking at this Amazon.com: Abbott Rubber PVC Suction Hose Assembly, Green, 2" Male X Female NPSM, 65 psi Max Pressure, 20' Length, 2" ID: Industrial & Scientific going from pump to nozzle Will that work.

    2. for the 3" suction hose going from Nozzle to Hopper what would you recommend?

    3. how does the black nozzle work?

    4. does the suction nozzle I have need to stay underwater?

    also looking at this nozzle New 3" Dry Lander Suction Nozzle Gold Dredge Sluice Highbanker Hydro Dry Pan | eBay or would you recommend the hydroforce?


    thanks for the help!!

    Your pressure hose should be the same length as your suction hose. The hose you saw on amazon will work ...kinda. It is stiff. The pressure hose they sell at the dredge shop of your choice works best.

    This is the hose you need for the suction hose, sold by the foot. It is expensive but so is your trip to Alaska. Dont spoil the trip by buying cheap hose.
    Tiger Flex

    The suction nozzle on a highbanker/dredge combo does not need to stay in the water. If you were using a power jet like a conventional dredge you would need to keep it in the water. Lift that one out and ity will shoot a strong jet of water and air over the sluice and blow out the gold.

    Do not buy the nozzle on eBay. It is a poor knock off of a hydroforce and will not work nearly as well. The Hydro is only another $50 or so.

    You need to get all your parts together and do a test run or two BEFORE you go to Alaska. You dont want to drive for 30 hours to find out your set up doesn't work. Mining shops are a long way apart up there

    You didn't say but do you have a place to go? It is extremely difficult to find a random open spot to prospect up there, you need a destination that is open for you.

    Have fun!
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    Kanaflex 110, righteous UV protection, industrial tough, lasts longer than any other I've ever seen. Price through hose suppliers, agrigulture suppliers and industrial goods suppliers as many industries depend on it. When in the mining biz I sold many 100s of miles easily. It's MUCH cheaper and carried by all bought right-John

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    Check with Industrial Supply inc. that's where I got my hoses from Industrial grade real flexible best price. I did a lot of shopping found them to be the most affordable.
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    We have access to a 160 acher claim near manley hotsprings/Tofty area they did some land sluicing in the 70's and the average nugget is in the oz range on the claim next door so this year will be a exploratory/prospecting trip for the future summers!!! I found the hose at Hoseman in LA for 2.20 for the Kanoflex pressure 2" and 4.40 for the 3" thanks for all the help I will go with the hydroforce!!!
    Last edited by Kozygold; Jan 07, 2016 at 02:28 PM.

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    I think I will go with your suggestion for the suction hose NH does this have enough PSI for the 2" pressure hose? 2" x 20' Super Flexible Water Suction Hose w O Fittings | eBay
    Last edited by Kozygold; Jan 07, 2016 at 04:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kozygold View Post
    I think I will go with your suggestion for the suction hose NH does this have enough PSI for the 2" pressure hose? 2" x 20' Super Flexible Water Suction Hose w O Fittings | eBay
    I would be surprised if that hose would only handle 40 psi but that is the rating. Don't know the model of your pump but probably pushes about 60+. These pumps are actually rated in feet of head, not psi.
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    gold miner antique collector

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    I've got it hooked up to a 2'' pump with a jet. haven't had any problems yet. It's the same hose the rest of the dredgers use here in NH.
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    If you need anything while in Alaska, there is a mining place in anchorage calked Alaska Mining and Diving. It's the biggest shop that i know of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jsurddy View Post
    If you need anything while in Alaska, there is a mining place in anchorage calked Alaska Mining and Diving. It's the biggest shop that i know of.


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    The Alaska Mining and Diving is WELL WORTH TH STOP !! I was there in 2000 and meet the lady owner and her brother who is a mining professor for the Universty there and a publisher of a great book on mineral I.D. YOU WONT REGRET the visit!

 

 

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