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malo

Member Since 06 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active May 23 2012 08:41 AM
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In Topic: DIY Trommel on a Shoe String Budget!

23 May 2012 - 08:31 AM

After careful consideration here's the plan.......... replace the bottom bearing with the same four-way as the top. Plug the top of the axle near the coupling, plug both sides of the lower four-way so water doesn't leak. Use a PVC reducer with a regular hose bib on the outer four-way................ no need for swivel fitting and it has water flow control to boot! Drill adequate holes in axle for water spray towards top of the trommel and add spray shield of 1/2 cut length of 2 1/2" PVC tubing suspended over the hopper part of the axle. Those picky about water drip can implement an O-ring to the bottom axle/bearing connection. Add your sluice and recirculator. Waaaaaallllllla! You have the shoestring budget highbanker/recirculating sluice.

What fun!

In Topic: DIY Trommel on a Shoe String Budget!

11 April 2012 - 11:46 PM

i'm gonna add water hose fitting in the end of the crank and make the axle a spray bar


I think that will work! It would need a valve to control water flow so that when the axle rotates it doesn't spray out the top of the trommel's screen or the hopper. Great idea ........ post a pic when you get it running.
Cheers,
Mike

In Topic: DIY Trommel on a Shoe String Budget!

11 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

Now that's funny! If it could only fetch gold and cold beer!
Mike