Help required on how to make a sand spear

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:36
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Can anyone help me with plans ect on how to make a sand spear

I ve seen the set up in the camping shop but can't aford the $415.00.seen the filter for $88.00 and thought with help i might be able to make it up a bit cheaper with poly pipe.Or any other idea,s

Thanks Mark
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:48

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 20:48
Mark
Type "Sand Spear" into the search function for the Forum and have a read.
All the info you require has been posted before.

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Follow Up By: Markcas123 - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 21:18

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 21:18
Thanks John have looked at all of them .Site links have gone and cant find any plans ect on How to build one .unless i am doing something wrong.

Mark
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Reply By: Ozboc - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 06:31

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 06:31
The sand spear - this only works if the water table under the sand is fresh water right ?

does not take salt water and make is sweet ?

Boc
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:20

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:20
that's correct, it won't make salt water into fresh water. it's just a vehicle for getting the water out of the ground. it's got a filter on the end which stops all the fine stuff from being sucked up it, but doesn't purify it at all.
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Reply By: dags666 - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 07:19

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 07:19
used one for years now the easy way out is just buy the small one i assume from bcf attatch to a hose dig a hole to the water table and attatch the other end to your pump away u go we have made them out of stainless and poly pipe and pvc unless you are pretty handy this the easy way out dags
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Reply By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:05

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:05
Without charging around the internet, whats a sand spear and what do you use it for ?


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Follow Up By: Sir SOOTY Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:10

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:10
Lionel,

Have a read of this


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Follow Up By: Member - Lionel A (WA) - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:38

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 08:38
Thanks Kev,

Seems like a lot of trouble and expense for what it actually does.

Each to his own I suppose.


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Reply By: BenDiD - Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 18:35

Sunday, Apr 05, 2009 at 18:35
Mark where are you planning to use the sand spear?

The National Parks Nazis have banned them on Fraser Island. (God alone knows why - its the perfect place for it & now we all have to drink the treated crap from campgrounds).

You could use it to get water on Teewah Beach but you'd probably get hepatitis from the all the human waste buried in the sand.

I've seen them used on Fraser (pre-banning) and they were great, but unless you're going somewhere seriously remote, and staying there, they seem like a lot of mucking around & expense for not a lot of benefit.

just my 2cw. Good luck whatever you decide to do.

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Follow Up By: guzzi - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 07:40

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 07:40
Ben,

"You could use it to get water on Teewah Beach but you'd probably get hepatitis from the all the human waste buried in the sand. "

Thats also the primary reason they have "banned" them on Fraser.
Sewerage buried in the dunes seeping into the ground water with predicable results.
Now if you use one and get sick you cant sue them because they didnt tell you.

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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 07:50

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 07:50
Mark,

This is the patent I refered to in an old thread. It has a good description and diagram.

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Follow Up By: Markcas123 - Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 08:28

Monday, Apr 06, 2009 at 08:28
Thank's Adrian

This will give me somewhere to start

Mark

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