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    Cheap easy to build DIY trommel

    I met the designer and builder of this cool trommel recently and thought I would pass this along.........

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    Made from 5 gallon buckets, PVC, and easily sourced materials.

    (part 1)

    (part 2)

    (part 3)


    Go for the Gold
    GG~

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    Hey Goodyguy, is that the same designer that designed my hand crank trommel? Looks about the same. love mine. Got a lot of miles on it. I designed grease fittings for the bearing surfaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No gold in NY View Post
    Hey Goodyguy, is that the same designer that designed my hand crank trommel? Looks about the same. love mine. Got a lot of miles on it. I designed grease fittings for the bearing surfaces.
    I believe the one you are referring to was first designed and built by Mike Laine, not the same person.
    MIKES TROMMEL PLANS (scroll down for his upgraded version)


    GG~
    Last edited by Goodyguy; Dec 16, 2019 at 02:09 PM.
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    The upgraded version is the one I built. Thanks GG
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    cool !
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    Looks like a torpedo LOL. Might be good for testing gravels at a claim until bigger equipment is brought in I guess. Hopefully it's cheap to build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silveraith View Post
    Looks like a torpedo LOL. Might be good for testing gravels at a claim until bigger equipment is brought in I guess. Hopefully it's cheap to build.
    Check this out, he actually uses it for small scale production mining on his claim and has for several years...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodyguy View Post
    I met the designer and builder of this cool trommel recently and thought I would pass this along.........

    Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1721539

    Made from 5 gallon buckets, PVC, and easily sourced materials.




    Go for the Gold
    GG~
    thanks for the links, those are certainly some detailed how-to vids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason in Enid View Post
    thanks for the links, those are certainly some detailed how-to vids!
    I suppose that may have something to do with Allan being a retired aerospace engineer.
    Last edited by Goodyguy; Dec 20, 2019 at 01:00 AM.

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    I really like his setup, it looks like he's having a good ol' time.
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    Is that a wiper motor? Did he say approx run time. Guess it would depend on the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No gold in NY View Post
    Is that a wiper motor? Did he say approx run time. Guess it would depend on the battery.
    He said it was a Jeep windshield wiper motor.
    As far as run time with that motor you are right. It depends upon the battery.

    GG~
    Last edited by Goodyguy; Dec 28, 2019 at 08:03 PM.

 

 

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