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    How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    I have a 16" Hayward S166T sand filter; the base was not usable so it got thrown away. How would I go by making a new one. I looked, cheapest i can find is 70 dollars for one.

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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    Masonry mix. Build a frame out of 2x4's and fill it with mortar mix and set the filter down in it. Trowel it out smooth and let it cure. Perfect custom fit!
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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    Will it fit into a car wheel? I don't remember exactly how deep my filter sat into it's frame.
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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I'd use bricks or 'pavers' so that you can access the drain plug.
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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    The outside circumference of my base is 48", which gives a diameter of 15.29" . The drain is a little more than the width of my thumb from the base, the base is about 5 inches tall.

    If rust is not an issue, I would pick up an old 15" tire rim with at least a four inch set back (distance from the rim edge to the bolt plate/holes on the back of the rim). There might be an issue with how high it sits.

    Another option would be to cut a hole in plywood, using a 7.64" radius and build legs with 2x4s, blocks, bricks, whatever.

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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    I have been making one out of treated wood after doing some thinking. Thanks all of you for all of the suggestions.

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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    Don't forget to allow easy access to the drain plug
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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
    Don't forget to allow easy access to the drain plug
    I added that in the design.

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    Re: How do i go by building a new stand for my sand filter?

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