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The genius design that allows the same 2 hp engine that runs the bellows, to suck in all the dust through its air cleaner. This will also automatically shut it down when it's time for a clean out! Coming soon to a desert near you! 

 

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That’s more than interesting. Buy one and get one free because you for sure going to need a backup.

 Chuck 

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On 1/16/2024 at 5:03 PM, Lead Detector said:

The genius design that allows the same 2 hp engine that runs the bellows, to suck in all the dust through its air cleaner. This will also automatically shut it down when it's time for a clean out! Coming soon to a desert near you! 

 

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This one looks like one of the Dry Washers that an old partner of mine built and sold for years. His name was Jack Ward and he lived and mined in The San Pedro Mountains south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Just before he died he wanted me to purchase his inventory and continue to build them. My mistake for not doing that. I have regretted it ever since. There never was a problem with the Air cleaner plugging up unless you were a dumb ass and had the wind blowing toward the motor. They are very efficient Dry Washers.  Where did you find this one? Want to sell it?  snakejim

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On 2/5/2024 at 3:23 PM, Lead Detector said:

It's going on a major diet

 

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Please don't destroy it! It will work perfect the way it was built. I have a photo of one in use in 1979 with my buddy Jack. I'll scan it and post it.

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1 hour ago, snakejim said:

This one looks like one of the Dry Washers that an old partner of mine built and sold for years. His name was Jack Ward and he lived and mined in The San Pedro Mountains south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Just before he died he wanted me to purchase his inventory and continue to build them. My mistake for not doing that. I have regretted it ever since. There never was a problem with the Air cleaner plugging up unless you were a dumb ass and had the wind blowing toward the motor. They are very efficient Dry Washers.  Where did you find this one? Want to sell it?  snakejim

I have no doubt it would have worked fine as built. My reason for wanting a bellows type, was to not have to listen to a gas engine running all day. Another con to the way it was set up, was the placement of the engine blocked nearly all view of the riffle box. I personally prefer to be able to watch how things are working.  I have not destroyed any parts. Mostly just removed parts and simplified things to work with a small electric motor or by manual operation. I'm in the process of building a new grizzly box for it, so I can have it fold into a small package.  When complete, I will post images of the final project.  

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lead Detector said:

I have no doubt it would have worked fine as built. My reason for wanting a bellows type, was to not have to listen to a gas engine running all day. Another con to the way it was set up, was the placement of the engine blocked nearly all view of the riffle box. I personally prefer to be able to watch how things are working.  I have not destroyed any parts. Mostly just removed parts and simplified things to work with a small electric motor or by manual operation. I'm in the process of building a new grizzly box for it, so I can have it fold into a small package.  When complete, I will post images of the final project.  

 

 

Where did you get it?

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3 minutes ago, snakejim said:

Where did you get it?

Someone local on Facebook marketplace. For what I paid, I couldn't resist. 

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This first article is from the Albuquerque Journal 1979. This is the dry washer you have. Jack is in the lower picture on the right. In the 2nd article is Jack with a nice nugget he found around the same time. snakejim

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