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Old 02-02-2020, 17:07   #1
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Sea strainer over engineering?

Recently I had to pull seagrass out of the right-angle seacock that feeds my watermaker on multiple occasions. So I wised up and replaced it with a straight-through seacock. So far so good.

Next in line is the sea strainer. The current installed unit is a very fine mesh, and rather small holding capacity. I'd like to keep that in place, but add an additional "large debris" sea strainer ahead of it. It's a PAIN to open. I'm thinking one of these large ones like I have for the raw water on my air conditioners.

Is there any reason adding additional sea strainers would be a bad idea?
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Re: Sea strainer over engineering?

I don't believe it will hurt anything. It should help somewhat to keep the finer mesh raw water strainer going for a bit more between cleanings, but it won't help any as far as the pre-filters. They'll be changed out just as often.
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I don't believe it will hurt anything. It should help somewhat to keep the finer mesh raw water strainer going for a bit more between cleanings, but it won't help any as far as the pre-filters. They'll be changed out just as often.
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