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Agent_34
00:48:41 Tue
May 18 2010

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Advice on how to set up this dredge?

Iíve been lurking here for a while. This is my first post.

I recently purchased an unassembled, older but unused dredge. I have some work to do on it including welding a frame. The jet that came with it is made out of aluminum. The welds are ugly on the outside and uglier on the inside, though I was told that was considered good welding in the day. I am not familiar with this type of jet and I have a number of questions.

1. Will this dredge work correctly if the jet is fed directly into the sluice box as shown in the picture? Is this jet an earlier version of the modern day jet flare?

2. What is the best way to attach this jet to the sluice box? I have an idea but I would like to hear yours.

3 How long will an aluminum jet like this last verses a steel/plastic setup?

4. The welds protrude inside the tube. Will that be a problem?

Thanks for your help.


  
RUSTY_HAPPY_CAM
01:08:16 Tue
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Wow you have asked some great questions. I will give it a try. First let me say I have never seen a production jet like that. My guess is it is someoneís homebuilt mess. Aluminum is not the best idea unless it is the very hard variety and that is expensive and hard to work with. The flair is way too short and not wide enough. Rough welds on the inside will give you rock jams. Get rid of the flair/tube and buy a new factory flair and log to fit your box width. Also you did not ask about the suction tip on the ground but it is not the best idea either. Looks like it mite pass a 1.5" rock the rest you will need to hand toss.

  
rlh1946
14:22:51 Tue
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Rusty right ...get rid if that jet...



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Agent_34
17:40:13 Tue
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Re: Advice on how to set up this dredge?

Thank you for your replies.

At this point I think I will purchase a factory flare and try to use the aluminum jet. I would need to cut that little flare off of the jet and grind down the welds on the inside. I don't know if that would work very well but it might be worth a try.

  
growler
17:58:22 Tue
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jet design post by finegold, page 2. it works. jimmy http://golddredger.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=246&start=10

  
rlh1946
20:04:38 Tue
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It appears that the pressure hose conection of the jet in the pic is maybe 2"?? a real dredge jet tapers down from say a 2" to 1' or even 3/4" when enters the main jet tube that is how it gets it great suction.



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Agent_34
22:14:12 Tue
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Yeah, it is a strait 2" pipe into the 4" section. I would like to set it up some time and see how it works.

Since this aluminum jet is what it is, I think I will be setting this dredge up as a three inch. The sluice box is about 14" wide rather than 16" as you would expect with a 4" dredge. I would rather have a 4" dredge, but I don't know if I can even get a 4" flare to fit the sluice.

Since I already have a 3" high banker dredge combo (without floats) I will save by not having to buy 4" suction hoses. A T-80 came with this new dredge so I intend to set it up with air. Perhaps I will sell one of them later.

  
rlh1946
02:18:11 Wed
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I can`t see that jet working very good at all if it is 2" all the way...into the main tube



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LipCa
05:42:32 Wed
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you're going to be better off in the long run "chucking" that so called jet and get something that will do the job right.

  
RUSTY_HAPPY_CAM
14:34:05 Wed
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That size jet is used on 6" and larger dredges with very large engines. That looks to be a 3" size box and should likely use somewhere around a single 1" jet or twin smaller jets. You can buy the jets from Keene and weld them on your own STEEL pipe but that will not save you much.

  

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