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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:32 pm 
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"Can I use the Viper as a dredge?"

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Yes.

Dredging with the Viper: http://youtu.be/lpIjOnrBx50?t=13m19s


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:25 pm 
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"Is there an owner's manual for the Viper?"

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Yes!
It's in video format.



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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:47 pm 
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"Whats the difference between the "Viper","Viper International and the "Viper Pro Flare"?"

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The Viper-I (International) is the same as our normal Viper unit with 12"
removed from the bottom of the sluices. This allows the main unit to fit into one
box, and the mat / other parts to fit in one other smaller box. The
regular Viper WILL NOT ship via USPS Express Mail internationally. This one will. Reducing
the size GREATLY reduces the cost of shipping as well.

What is different...

The sluice portion of the unit is reduced by 24". Everything else remains the same.
The matting configuration is slightly changed. Doc designed this matting config to be slightly more aggressive to work faster. This unit LOVES water so make sure your pump is rated at a minimum of 6500 GPH. It is
better to get a higher rated pump and simply reduce the throttle down. This will eliminate a smaller pump running at 100% all the time and save
on gas. Doc uses a pump that is rated at over 9000 gph on his unit.

For an explanation about the Viper Pro Flare follow this link.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=1740#p12155


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:53 pm 
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"What are the specification for the Viper"

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Specifications........
- Approximately 8 feet long. (Two 48" sluices with small overlap.)
- Roughly 12" wide. (Staggered to stack inside each other.)
- All heavy aluminum construction. Just under 1/8" heavy aluminum used.
- Total weight roughly 64 pounds
- Filled with Doc's special configuration of pre-made, tested matting.
- All the mats are utilized.
- All aluminum grizzly classifying bars. (Half the weight of metal.)
- Ready for 2' water hose. Comes with female header attachment.
- Custom made, step out, adjustable, aluminum legs.
- Our special reverse ramp main riffle and flood chamber.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:58 pm 
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"How much material can you process an hour with the Viper?"

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The Gold Hog Viper can easily run 150 - 200 buckets of TOTALLY unclassified material an hour, and still maintain extremely high recovery rates, even on VERY fine gold.


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:07 pm 
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"What does the Viper come with?"

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Everything... except a 2" semi-trash water pump, and hoses. We recommend
the 2" Champion water pump. It comes with all needed hoses, strainers, etc.
Pump should be rated at no less than 6500 gph. The Champion pump is rated
near 9000 gph and allows you to run at a lower RPM to save fuel.

http://www.championpowerequipment.com/t ... mps/65525/


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 Post Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:35 pm 
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"Does Doc have any tips for running the Viper?"

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Of course he does! :P

A few tips from Doc on running the Viper.

Try to always set up the Viper on a slight downhill area. This will
avoid the header box angle being so high. The flatter the ground the
higher you have to raise the header box. Also, you can stand above the
header box and not have to reach so high.

Install the TOP of the mat first or keep the mat TILTED a little when
sliding up or down. It fits tight. Make sure the side tape is up on all
sides. Then put in blue Hog Moss, then the connection bar through both.

DON'T lose the small black rubber fitting that comes with your spray
bar. They are hard to replace and not cheap. A stupid piece of rubber I know.

ALWAYS start the unit very low to the ground. Put the top of the sluice
about 12" off the ground and the exiting end about 3". The biggest
mistake I see people make is to start it off high. Keep it REALLY low.

Buy a level and a DIGITAL angle indicator
http://www.amazon.com/Digi-Pas-DWL-200- ... 0016Z1084/.
It will allow you to check the pitch of the sluice and level. Set your sluice about 8
degrees on the pitch.

Header box. Set your header box so that MOST of the rocks pass over the
grizzly with ease. Once in a while you will have a clay ball or large
flat rock hang up, but that is normal.

If you are running the Champion pump we recommend, DON'T be afraid of
the water. I have been running the water stronger and stronger. I'm now
running about 60% of throttle. WATER IS GOOD...

Adjust your sprayer ends. I like mine to hit about 10 - 12 inches before
the end of the box. Make SURE they are equal and even.
I like to run my slurry smooth and even. if bucket feeding, trickle dirt
at a steady pace rather than dumping. You'll see the water run smooth like a milkshake.

After shut down, loosen reverse riffle slightly. Allow water to gently drain out.
Put a tub under the end of the sluice. Pull mat gently (give a slight
twist if needed to release one side) then roll into the tub. Fill tub
with water rinse mat. REVERSE roll the mat. (GROOVES ON THE OUTSIDE).
Dip and rinse. Now reverse roll the other way, do the same.

IMPORTANT... SAVE ALL YOUR CONS. There will be gold you can not see with
the human eye. Don't pan in the field and discard cons.


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