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Raw Water Strainer

Hello all,

I'm installing a freshwater cooling system on my atomic 4. Currently, there is a 3/4", all plastic, raw water strainer in place. I was thinking of adding another on the outlet side on the raw ater pump. The disintegrating impeer seems to be pretty common and the 2nd strainer can catch the peices if that ever happens.

My questions are;

1) are the plastic strainers any good?
2) any recommendations on strainers?
3) i'm thinkind of replacing the plastic one and adding the new one, is that a complete waste of money to replace the one thats there?

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Probably not a good idea installing a strainer after the RW pump. Bits that break off will be found in the tube stack or will be exhausted overrboard. Added restrictions will merely overwhelm your cooling system. Replace the old one withe a larger new and improved.
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Re: Raw Water Strainer

After looking at what some local sailors had on their boats, and researching it here and elsewhere, I went with this Perko strainer: STRAINER INTAKE 1/2" IPS BRONZE 127070. (And that's where I bought it and all the associated hose, clamps and other bits.)

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