Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:07 PM
I converted this bucket to make washing gravel much faster & easier.
Just cut the bottom out of a square sided bucket, leaving a 15mm lip all round.
Get a piece of mesh with holes to suit the size of gravel to be washed .
I used the mesh from an old audio speaker laying around. Cut this to fit the bottom of the bucket, fix with silicon & a few self-tapping screws.
Take any container larger than the bucket, this one cost me $7.50. I find the black plastic last much longer than the clear ones.
Just put about 5cm of gravel in the bucket, place the bucket in the plastic crate filled with water, dunk it & swirl it around. 90% of the dirt it washed out very quickly. Replace with clean water when needed.
I have also used this for removing shells & small pieces of rock etc form limestone sand & crushed coral.
Hope this saves you some time.
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 09:23 PM
The pics came through ok .... and as they say, great mate!
I will attempt making similar this weekend.
Posted 12 March 2009 - 08:42 PM
You can find them in most LFS. I have seen them in Vebas and Aquotix.
Posted 14 March 2009 - 08:03 PM
Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:33 AM
Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:17 PM
Believe me I have tried everything I can think of for washing the fine Limestone sand I get locally, nothing works.
It's just a matter of washing it repeatedly & draining off the dirty water.
If anyone comes up with an idea please let us all know.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 07:25 AM
Looked in the backyard and seen daughters trampoline that has the webbed matt on it thought maybe this may work.
Placed 20 kilo of gravel on there spread it out and then started hosing it off worked a treat washed all 60kgs in a cpl of hours.
Posted 25 April 2009 - 10:23 PM
Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:12 AM
That was for my river sand
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