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  1. Thank you gentlemen. I was able to get the bullet onto the hose by using a little of all of the techniques and the help of a friend. We first cut down along the ribs of the old hose and pulled most of it out like a Accordion. We heated the remaining glue with a torch which came right out with a wire brush on a drill. I started to use a rasp on the hose but switched to a side grinder which preped it pretty fast. We checked the fitting as we went. We wanted to keep it tight for a little friction. We got it to the point where when we slid the bullet on the hose it got tight with about 2 1/2 inches left before Bottoming out. Also we only ground up the house about 5". Slathered up both the hose and the bullet with E-6000, slid the hose in and pushed it all the way to the bottom. I let the hose sit over night propped standing up with the bullet on the floor because that E-6000 will run a little bit. Checked it this morning, came out great. Just need to trip a little excess glue off.
  2. Thank you for the info. It is a 6" inch. I will remove a little of the hose prior to inserting it. SJM did you heat the hose or the coupler? I bet if you heated the coupler too that it would expand it out like a fly wheel like older ring gears for fly wheels on general motor truck. In the past I have glued them in with E 6000.
  3. To start with I think the Keene over size jets and couplers are great. Over the last few weeks of dredging I can count on one hand how many plugs I had had in the jet. People had told me in the past they have had trouble with them sucking air. What I do is double up the gasket with a cam lock gasket to make a good seal. The problem I am having is getting the coupler on to a new hose. I have put a few of the couplers on the years but it is always so difficult to get it to go all the way on. I was wondering if anyone had a good technique or procedure to make it easier?
  4. Looks great. I hope you do find a lot of gold with it. i am going out dredging again this weekend. I will post an update next week.
  5. Mine is based on my last name Barrera. Through out my time in the Army I have been called the Bear. Sometimes it was the Bipolar Bear when I was a Platoon Sergeant. I was known to flip the switch pretty quick to get this going. Always for for a purpose.
  6. Not a lot of detail in this article. I have never found one but I would like to. I am pretty sure a guy I know found one on some salt flats in Nevada. If you have a questionable rock that meets the criteria get it checked out. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/science/gold-prospectors-mysterious-rock-turned-out-to-be-super-rare-meteorite.amp
  7. I am behind on the forum from being out in the bush and just got to this thread. I posted in the dredging, sluicing page much like Jasong I use the Le Trap at home for final clean up. I have had this pan since the 90's in Wyoming. You can barely read made in Canada. Simon, I would imagine the newer ones are better being plastic. You can see the chips in the edges. My La Trap sluice is also fiber glass and feels brittle.
  8. I am glad you got your sluice(s). That new one looks great. I purchased a newer 6" this last winter and used it for the first time this last week. It has the miracle mat in the head of it. It seemed like it worked pretty good. Better then the ribbed mat in my older one. Once again I used the La Trap pan to clean up the smaller gold because grooved portion on the bottom. Here is from a couple of days. It wasn't best I have ever done but wasn't horrible. 1.5 grams of flakes 3.7 grams of pickers
  9. I use a Le Trap pan for final clean up at home, showed a picture of it in my earlier post in this thread. In the bottom it has circular grooves that hold gold great and it is easy for me to wash of cons. It also has pour spout off the back for water and waste.
  10. This is still one of my favorite posts on the entire site!
  11. It looks like it will work good to me. I have been following their posts about it on Facebook. I like the different types of classification.
  12. I have not seen any that came from Keene drilled and tapped. I drilled and tapped a P180 before. I was a little worried because the petcock didn't have a lot to grab on to. This nub allowed me to cut a lot of threads.
  13. I showed the top of the pump because on Keene's websight there is a picture where a pump is drilled and tapped with a pressure gage in it.
  14. It looks like the HP-500 pumps from Keene are made to drill and tap for drain plugs.
  15. I wrote about this before on this forum. I use my SDC while dredging in an old cut. Because there is very little flow the water becomes like chocolate milk so visibility is an issue. The schist bedrock is completely rotted to clay or broke rock. You can dredge deep into the bedrock for a few feet but takes a lot of time. I usually take about 18" of clay/rock. I always check the bottom or sides of the hole with the SDC completely submerged and have found nuggets either on the sides or where I didn't go deep enough.
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