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  1. kevindauch

    kevindauch New Member

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    I have a two part question. Is it a good idea to install a wye strainer in my system. If so then where should I locate it? On the supply side or on the return?

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  2. steam man

    steam man Minister of Fire

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    Basically your protecting the circulator, so install it near the pump suction.

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  3. in hot water

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    Not a bad idea, even on brand new systems it can help catch any debris or solder balls left behind :)

    Another product is the Jomar Filter ball valve. It has a removal screen inside the ball. Fairly small capacity but nice for a start up runs. Operate the system for a day or so then remove the strainer and you still have an isolation valve.

    www.jomar.com/products/pdf/Finished PDF - for review/T-100FB.pdf

    On systems with old piping, radiators, boiler, etc consider a device like the Caleffi Dirtcal. It doesn't plug and cause flow restriction like a y strainer might. It can also do some air elimination and has a blow down valve included. Sort of 3 components in one.

    Here is a link to it's features.

    www.caleffi.us/caleffi/en_US/Site/P...s~news_detail_0000243/type/newshome/index.sdo

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  5. kevindauch

    kevindauch New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I already purchased a Spirovent air eliminator so I'll put a Wye strainer on the input side of the manifold.
  6. in hot water

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    They are sold through distribution. At the Caleffi website you can go to the dealer locator for your area.

    While you are there download the free I-dronics series #1, 2 &3;. they are packed full of technical training and concepts.

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