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    Sand Filter Base

    I have a Sta-Rite Cristal-flo 24-inch 300lb filter. It is about 16 years old. The plastic/rubber supporting base split in halve and the filter has been dropping a little. I now have the sand out for replacing. An exact replacement stand is no-longer made and the ones that may be available are over $100. Are there generic stands that are available and can be used? Any advice on making a new one or perhaps using my two split halves? Thanks!

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    Re: Sand Filter Base

    I would be concerned that if the base had decayed to the point of splitting that the filter itself may not be far behind, this is a particular concern since these types of filters are also pressure vessels, but I am extra cautious regarding things that can go boom, even when the chance is slight.
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    Re: Sand Filter Base

    I know on my sand filter the base is a totally different compound than the filter itself. If it were me I would make a replacement base out of plywood and 2x4's. You could use the current base as a template, or a contractor could bust that out in about 20 minutes.
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    Re: Sand Filter Base

    Yes, the base is a totally different material.

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    Re: Sand Filter Base

    When thinking 2x4s and plywood, is the idea to make a circular hole in the plywood for the filter to fit in and then prop that up to the desired height with 2x4s and other sized wood ?

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    Re: Sand Filter Base

    Any other good ideas? Thanks!

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    Re: Sand Filter Base

    Do you have the dimensions of your current base? and a pic. I may have 1.
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    Re: Sand Filter Base

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