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Wye strainer as Mike said, but also get a full-port ball valve with hose-end in the blowdown port. Makes for easy purging and draining not to mention flusing the strainer basket.

I have one and downstream a Neptune filter feeder with a few rare-earth magnets in the 5 micron bag filter.

Of course, how a*al can a person be?


  • Bob_36
    Bob_36 Member Posts: 83
    inline srtainer

    I want to install a strainer in my system to prevent any sediment from my ci rads from entering the boiler and circs. What do I as for? Thanks for any info.
  • Mike T., Swampeast MO
    Mike T., Swampeast MO Member Posts: 6,928

    Wye strainer.
  • Bob_36
    Bob_36 Member Posts: 83

    I'm familiar with the Wye strainer, but what is a Neptune feeder and earth magnets. Is the screen in the Wye strainer fine enough to trap particles from within the ci rads? Finally, where do you place these things in the system? I know it should be on the return leg, but in what sequence? Thanks
  • Brad White_130
    Brad White_130 Member Posts: 16
    Neptune Feeder

    The Neptune is a nice thing to to but not essential. I did it to extend the protection of what was loosened over time. Neptune is in Pennsylvania


    I use the model FTF, 2 gallon size. I did this because the wye strainer will take a lot of crud out but I wanted to get rid of the "powdery stuff" that settles God-Knows-Where..

    The Rare Earth Magnets I get from Lee Valley (leevalley.com) a hardware and tool supplier in NY and Canada. Throw in a few of the magnets and they really pull the free floating iron out of the soup.

    I put them on the return leg as you said, wye strainer first, filter last. Think "coarse" to "fine".
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