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  1. #16
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
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    Bazooka Goldtrap out of business? Really no Black Friday discount?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwasher View Post
    Prospector 150 gpm have fun trying. When it works post a vid!
    The Sniper works fine at my 40 gpm. You do have to paw rocks off the grizzly but the fluid bed catches the gold! Going up to a Prospector would require a ton of water and I'd still have to paw at rocks...no thanks!
    Last edited by KevinInColorado; Feb 11, 2016 at 08:59 PM.
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  2. #17
    us
    Jul 2005
    indiana
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    Thanks Kevin,

    I made a PVC manifold for my prospector 2 years ago but had no idea what gpm pump is needed for the fluid bed vs the main sluice? Wonder if I should use a small bilge pump? for the manifold and either WX10 or WX15 pump for the sluice? I had a spraybar with 4 bars from a Ca Sluice highbanker I never used but it doesn't fit the triangular shape of the bazooka sluice too well, sure would like to have that boiler box action tho? I will dust off the BAZOOKA Banker project in April after I finish version 10 of my homemade 2 inch dredge. Sometimes, homemade is just NOT the way to go....unless one doesn't mind the school of hard knocks and likes to putz around on projects....I did rivet on some attachable legs so I can use the Prospector in a deeper stream than normal if needed and no stand required.

    -Tom
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  3. #18
    us
    Author of a book about finding gold in Colorado

    Jan 2012
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    Hi Tom, the fluid bed itself doesn't take much water...it's getting enough over the Grizzlies to get the diverter working (and to reduce manual rock clearing) that takes all the water.

    Beyond that, all I can say is try it out and let's continue the discussion as you see challenges and successes!
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  4. #19
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    Mar 2012
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    Kevin
    Just noticed your signature has changed so I checked out your website.
    Good to see you getting that ice cold gold.
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  5. #20
    us
    Jul 2005
    indiana
    Tesoro Lobo ST, Whites MXT and TDi,Garrett AT Pro and Ace 250
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    I will try to take/post a photo of my Bazooka on the legs and brackets. No need for a separate stand , just bring along 4, 1/2 inch diameter x 16 inch conduit legs. PVC is too flexible. Are you telling me perhaps that a 500-750 gpm bilge pump is enough for the fluid bed? Can't hardly believe it takes 150 gpm for the sluice? Thats the minimum for a 3 inch dredge I do believe...Oh well, Feb is half over this weekend....

  6. #21
    us
    Jul 2005
    indiana
    Tesoro Lobo ST, Whites MXT and TDi,Garrett AT Pro and Ace 250
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    31 times
    Prospecting

    My Bazooka Prospector with Legs

    I got the 2 photos of my Bazooka Prospector with legs mounted, dunno where I got the brackets,off Ebay maybe? Can use either 1/2 inch conduit legs or these aluminum square tube 1/2 inch legs and I had footpads welded on.

    Can I post a photo of my dredge build here for constructive thoughts ,not sure where to put the engine support , have it over the dredge header box for now? Will be mounting a 17 pound Keene P90,2.5 horse pump,95 gpm, all hoses will go straight in/out the right side of dredge .
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    Last edited by tvanwho; Feb 14, 2016 at 01:18 AM.
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  7. #22
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    May 2009
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    To run a 36 prospector and clear the grizz yes. You wouldn't be at full throttle but yes they need that much water. Hence the lack of a viable bazooka powersluice.
    This is one of the few things that had kept me up at night over the last few years.....pathetic but true!

 

 
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