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Old 23-04-2009, 09:25   #1
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Water Strainer

I need a replacement AC water strainer, max height of about 6 inches, including all fittings. Hose size is 3/4 inch.

The one in use is made by Shurflow, but I don't think they make it anymore, and it's not very robust to begin with -- which is why it leaks.

Forespar makes a nice one that I thought would work, until I saw that the intake fitting was on the bottom, making it too tall for my application.

Jabsco makes some small ones for bilge pumps, but I think I would need to install at least two in parallel lines to handle the flow.

Is anyone aware of a shallow inline filter like this ?

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Old 23-04-2009, 10:35   #2
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The Jabsco Course Mesh Pumpgards #46200 has 3/4" hose fittings (<$15):
http://www.jabsco.com/products/marin...2062/index.htm
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Old 23-04-2009, 11:56   #3
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That's the other option I looked at, and may have to go to. I may be wrong, but I think for an AC pump, I should have a finer mesh. Then I'd need to provide for more media surface area by additional units in parallel.
Not an attractive solution, but may be the best one.
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Old 23-04-2009, 12:17   #4
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Have you checked GROCO MARINE PRODUCTS. They are what I use and are substantial. Not sure if they would fit in your application.

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Well now, I had looked at the pictures of them in a catalog, but dismissed them as they looked too tall.
But I just checked the dimensions, and one just might fit. Again, I think a finer mesh might need to be wrapped around the basket, but I'll check w/ Groco tomorrow,and check if I have room for it as well.
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Called Groco today, and they do have something that should work.
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yesterday I pulled the raw water engine strainer due to air leaks (not water leaks). The plastic Vetus is history. I added a new Groco (big one). I have a tall skinny one on the AC too. Same one I had on the CSY 33 raw water. These are the stuff that can last 30 years. At about 10 years old they look a little old but they clean up fine. At 20 they can look bad but clean up just as well.

I may have added one that was short and fat for my head on the CSY 33 I suppose that might be the one you added. Screw on top? They cost more but you just can complain about them long after you can't recall you bought them.
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