How much water to bring?
Last Post 04 Jul 2016 10:49 AM by Mary McCarty. 7 Replies.
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Tim MessmerUser is Offline
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08 Nov 2014 08:53 AM
    Interested in sluicing out in the desert for a day how much water is enough and what does everyone use to transport there water I am thinking sparklers bottles.
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    05 Mar 2015 06:43 AM
    I try to bring about 50 gallons of water to run my recirculating Gold Cube setup. I have a 50 gallon water tank that I can load into my SUV.
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    05 Mar 2015 07:18 AM
    I use a recirculating sluice and always have (7) 7 gallon water jugs with me. I usually go through 5 jugs. That includes my panning trough.

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    05 Mar 2015 12:01 PM
    Would it be best to use/buy plastic containers designed for drinking water so that you don't have the oils from the plastic in your water?
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    03 Jul 2016 10:54 AM
    I take 5 5gal buckets. Run 20 gal in the 1100gph recirc and 5gal for panning
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    03 Jul 2016 07:24 PM
    something that has not been said here is that on average you will need 1 gallon of water for every 5 gallon of dry dirt that you run.
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    04 Jul 2016 08:39 AM
    Also bear in mind you are looking at right at 8 lbs per gallon for transport, and if you can't park near where you are working, for packing it to where you are.
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    Mary McCartyUser is Offline
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    04 Jul 2016 10:49 AM

    Posted By <a href='http://www.goldprospectors.org/Profile/userid/2862637' class='af-profile-link'>ARTHUR WAUGH</a> on 04 Jul 2016 08:39 AM
    Also bear in mind you are looking at right at 8 lbs per gallon for transport, and if you can't park near where you are working, for packing it to where you are.

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