Yep Lammerlaw, sure is a Plumbers nightmare, mind you I made the Plumber and Mitre 10 rich. I’m 73 for the record. The sluice I am playing with, was built by me about six years ago with some great expectations in mind. Kinda got disillusioned with gold and that all that. But like I said now reborn. Its built outa Polypropylene sheet plastic. I Plastic weld. The whole setup is designed to run with a gold cube under it. The fines go down to the cube and anything bigger than a quarter inch is treated on the sluice mats. I have also added 3 sections of Gold Hog Rubber mat, The “Downdraft one”. After the thread here on mats. I thought ok, I will try one out. To see how it goes. Im gunna put a crash box on the top of the sluice to slow the water flow down a bit. Now they are old and outdated, but I liked them. It’s all flares these days. Mind you, maybe I will make one, plastic of course. Call me Plastic Man. I have another option with this set up. Just drop the fines into a plastic tub, fill about three tubs.
Shut down, block off the drop outlet. Then suck up the stuff in the tubs, with a small suction nozzle I made, plastic of course, kinda a copy of the hydro Force Suction nozzle.and put it through the sluice at a slower rate. So much to experiment with. Now seeing there are two dirty minds on here, you need a clean up lol. So time for some water. This will be an ongoing thread as things are developed and then put into the field and make me rich, ha rich. Do gold miners ever get rich. Bugga site won’t handle vids, so will utube it tomorrow and put up.
Cheers Trev aka “The Hatter”