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    filter air strainer

    I know this is an easy question, but I have been working in this industry for years and still don't know the "official" purpose of the air strainer/siphon loop/whatever else you want to call it that is on the top grid manifold in filters. What is it for? lol Thanks in advance and please keep the laughing to a minimum.

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    Re: filter air strainer

    It keeps air from creating vibrations in the filter and breaking parts, sort of an equalizer. Often seen in side mounted DE and sand filters.

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    Re: filter air strainer

    Thanks for the quick response. Not know that has been bugging me for a long time lol

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    Re: filter air strainer

    If we didn't let the air out of the tank, it would shake itself apart without the screened hose.

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