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Old 04-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #1
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Question about shurflo strainer

Hey everyone, me and my dad replaced our water pump, and are installing the shurflo strainer to the suction side. My question is when installing the strainer does it need to be secured tightly? Some people said u only need to have it hand tight and others say it should be secured tight to eliminate any air suction ? Thanks for your help

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Old 04-27-2014, 11:01 AM   #2
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The strainers have a tapered seat so hand tight is good enough. Over tightening, can pull the threads out of the pump housing. $$.
This is the suction side of the pump, so your sealing the strainer threads from sucking in air instead of water, no water pressure, city or pump there.

You will know if the pump sucks air by , delays in shut down, loss of prime , or air at the tap
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