Screen a foot valve
Last Post 17 Dec 2017 05:33 PM by Thomas Wentling. 5 Replies.
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Thomas WentlingUser is Offline
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04 Dec 2017 08:07 PM

    I just bought a used 2" Keene Dredge. I was wondering if I should put a screen around the foot valve, to reduce the hole size even more, or is putting it in a bucket good enough?

    JIM SHANNONUser is Offline
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    05 Dec 2017 02:45 AM
    If you put a screen around it it would most likely clog up with fine trash.
    Putting it in a bucket would be better in shallow water because you don’t want to be sucking up a bunch of sand. If your in deeper water, just hang it from the dredge with a peice of rope so it’s not on the bottom. Check it for trash if you loose suction pressure
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    Thomas WentlingUser is Offline
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    05 Dec 2017 06:02 AM

    Thanks... My concern was loosing suction because of the screen. I saw on Youtube where guys put big screens around the foot valve to reduce the size of the stones that it would pick up

     

    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    05 Dec 2017 03:20 PM
    Depending on the state your in, you may be required to add screen due to size openings.
    Either Oregon or Washington state (not sure which one) has a minimum opening size according to their req book
    Do your due diligence research to stay on the right side of Johnny Law.

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    Russell WileyUser is Offline
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    15 Dec 2017 10:34 PM
    I think Jim Shannon has this one correct. A bucket in shallower water and hanging if in deeper water.

    Russ Wiley
    Thomas WentlingUser is Offline
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    17 Dec 2017 05:33 PM
    I decided that most things are worth a try. I bought furnace screen that comes in a square green pad. Kind of like the ones you use to scrub stuff but much thicker and less dense. I put velcro on it so it can be removed and cleaned. Of coarse... I will have to wait until spring to test it out. Sure hate waiting...lol
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