In short that strainer had a lot of shortcomings.
I guess so! All right, you convinced me
For the $50.00 more this Perko 1/2" bronze intake strainer is a VERY good value!!!
I agree. Okay, that's what I'll get.
Now I just have to see if I can find the fittings I want. I'm off to check the places you suggested.
Certainly WM will have the hose I need, right?