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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:36 am 
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I tried the contact form, BUT it would not allow me to space my words, edit, etc....
so I'm here now. :oops:

I was going going to use the honda pump with 94 psi and 2" connections.

Could I get a list of the exact fittings parts I would need for the dredge conversion and pump connections? Im trying not to buy things twice :)

What is the longest 2" dredge hose you can use
1. Sampllng creek.
[b][b][/b][/b] 2. What is the deepest you can dredge with air and a 2" hose.

What about a blaster for the dredge (what would you recommed)

What are your thoughts about a rubber matt attached to the crash box similar to a floating dredge to help wash everything that much more, running the hog with the the above pump? Would it help wash the gem stones better ( my little girl likes em - thought it might hep clean em up faster / better to make em easier to spot and help drop the gold out even that much more - our plan is to dredge AND highbank until the water gets to cold even for a wetsuit :D

What is the best setup for fines hog moss under the crash box then everything else? What is working for YOU to give me a platform to go from.

What angle, pitch, etc is a good "quick start" to start FINE tuning the Hog matts in at?

Thank you all for your time and input on these questiions. :D It is very much appreciated. :D


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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:47 pm 
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I'll attempt to answer some of your questions.

My first question to you is do you own the Gold Hog Combo unit?

My answers are based on the premise that you own one and are wanting to convert it to a 2" dredge.

The following is a 2" dredge conversion kit available from Rosewind Mining Supplies for $269.00

http://rosewindmining.com/product_info. ... cts_id/526

2" Dredge Conversion Kit for 5.5 to 7.0 HP Systems

7621 - JOBE 2" x 1.25" Suction Nozzle
6541 - JOBE 2" Dredge Adapter
5943 - Dredge Pressure Hose 1.25" x 17'
5135 - Dredge Suction Hose 2" x 15'
5931 - 1.25" MPT to 1.25" Slip - Hose Connector for Suction Nozzle
5933 - 2" MPT to 1.25 Slip - Hose Connector for Pump Discharge
6651 - Two 1.25" Stainless Steel Hose Clamps
6662 - Two 2" Stainless Steel Hose Clamps

If you don't have one now, you'll need to buy a 2" pump suction hose with a 2" fitting to attach it to the pump suction and a 2" foot valve, also available from Rosewind Mining supply.

Try not to exceed the length of the suction hose! (15') after that depth or length, you start running into suction lift issues and and issues with the nozzle supply water pressure.

The above lengths are designed for optimum performance.

As far as changing or adding anything to the Gold Hog Combo Unit, I would'nt recommend changing anything. Doc has spent a lot of time and effort into designing and perfecting this unit. Any modifications wouldn't be recommended.

With the Gold Hog Combo unit the pitch, etc. are already set for optimum performance. These can not be adjusted.

If you wish to purchase a "blaster", Rosewind Mining Supplies also sells those.

http://rosewindmining.com/product_info. ... cts_id/166

I hope these answers to your questions have helped.

I also recommend watching Doc's video's again on the Gold Hog Combo unit.

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:03 pm 
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Thank you for a very fast reply. :D

I do not have it yet.

So, if I understand what you are saying (please correct me)

Starting out level the bottom of the box, then make an adjustments after that.

Secondly, don't go get 50 of pressure hose. :lol:

I've been pricing the components out already for others UNTIL I came across the Gold Hog.

Just didn't want to waste any money buying things I didn't need. And could put it towards the trip with the family.


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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Start by placing the unit on level ground if possible, level the unit with the adjustable legs and complete assembling it. You can not adjust the pitch of the trays. They are preset for optimim performance and not adjustable.
My recommendation would be to buy it and use it as a high banker first. After you've become familiar with the unit and confident in the units performance, convert it to a dredge. Just my humble opinion.

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Thank You for your help.

My wife had to up our data plan, :roll: because I was watching his videos :lol:

I am just trying to make sure everything goes smooth for the outing.

Thanks again.


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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:55 pm 
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Where are you going?

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 Post Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Gold n Gems in Georgia where Doc was doing the vids
figured I would hit the piles of dirt by the creek 1/2 a day for gems/gold
then move up into the creeks for the other day an half.
You don't happen to know what cabins that Doc was at? They looked real nice and surrounded by the trees. I could hear all kinds of bird sounds, etc... whe he does his vids there..

2nd cchoice I forgot the name about an hour west of Atlanta

3rd choice k river

my little girl likes gems.


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Can't help you there. I don't have a clue. I'm almost positive all GNG has is camping sites from emails I've sent and recieved from GNG. Check out thier web site. You may want to email or call them and reserve a camp site.

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Thanks Charlie for answering....
Mike I only get on the forum a few times a week due to my schedule right now.
Charlie is very knowledgeable and does great "fiddling work" too.
GNG has camping only, but there are cabins around the area.
You can go to vacation rental by owner VRBO to find some.
I own mine.
Let me know what dates you are going and if I'm there I'll show you some good spots.
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goldhog wrote:
Thanks Charlie for answering....
Mike I only get on the forum a few times a week due to my schedule right now.
Charlie is very knowledgeable and does great "fiddling work" too.
GNG has camping only, but there are cabins around the area.
You can go to vacation rental by owner VRBO to find some.
I own mine.
Let me know what dates you are going and if I'm there I'll show you some good spots.
Doc

Hello Doc,
I was out at GNG again today. I heard you were there but didn't see you. It is a big place. Chris was also there with his Gold Hog highbanker and his mini. I don't know how much gold he found, but he discovered a huge sapphire.
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