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Old 08-09-2011, 20:53   #1
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Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

I have these right after the seacocks and was wondering why a cleanout?
How and when would you use it?
I assume it is a cleanout. The other thought was you could open it and close
the seacock to use the engine pump to pump out bilge water, but I think that is a stretch.

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Re: Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

There should be a removable filter element in the angle leg. Usually monel screen.
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Re: Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

You could ask Sen-Dure:

Sen-Dure Products, Inc.
6785 N.W. 17th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33309
E-Mail: sen-dure@att.net
Phone: 954-973-1260
Fax: 954-968-7213
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Web: http://www.sen-dure.com/
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Re: Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

I have heard that small fish (incoming)and wast (outgoing) sometimes clog through hulls. Maybe the PO wanted a way to strain water coming in and / or have a way to make sure the sea cock was opening.
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Re: Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

OK here's my guess. Since Sen-Dure manufactures heat exchangers this looks like a miniature basket strainer fitting. It may also be, since the attachment points are "hard", a means to rod foreign matter out of the line down to the thru-hull. In either case I would replace the lines with reinforced tubing and larger strainers. Much cleaner and more serviceable.

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Re: Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

a strainer, could have been. There is no strainer in these but I have seen such pipes shaped like this with an internal strainer. A prior owner might have removed them. I do have sen-dure heat exchangers and the raw water lines are wire reinforced.
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Its a common fitting. Sen-dure have all the parts on their website.
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Re: Sen-Dure Cleanout - How to Use ?

anyone have a picture of what they look like?
depending on the model, appears to be 2 models like this, the price is $25 or $50 for a metal basket from sen-dure.
Maybe I could fab up something. But I have had the boat 10 years and never noticed not having it.
I can see advantage of having this functional to keep debris out of the impeller pump.
The hull has scoop style strainer with the slits.
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