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Thread: Intex Threaded Strainer Connector

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    Intex Threaded Strainer Connector

    Hello,

    Does anyone know if the grate on the this item can be removed without damaging the unit? I would like to install my auto-skimmer from a older pool to this filtration system and the connector is the right size but the raised grate gets in the way.

    Thanks!
    Paul

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    Re: Intex Threaded Strainer Connector

    Quote Originally Posted by genchiro View Post
    Hello,

    Does anyone know if the grate on the this item can be removed without damaging the unit? I would like to install my auto-skimmer from a older pool to this filtration system and the connector is the right size but the raised grate gets in the way.

    Thanks!
    Paul
    I don't know if it will or not. And I assume you want to modify it without lowering your water level so a dremmel is out of the question? If you do ruin it, you can get one for 3.22 from intex.
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    Re: Intex Threaded Strainer Connector

    I am not sure what grate you are talking about. Is this the "grate" that is screwed into the wall of the pool that you attach the valves to?
    If you are talking about that grate, I know I have cut most of the grid out of mine. I did not cut down the edges of it just the middle of it. I was tired of them plugging up and cutting my flow down.
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    Re: Intex Threaded Strainer Connector

    Quote Originally Posted by ranger_ric View Post
    I am not sure what grate you are talking about. Is this the "grate" that is screwed into the wall of the pool that you attach the valves to?
    If you are talking about that grate, I know I have cut most of the grid out of mine. I did not cut down the edges of it just the middle of it. I was tired of them plugging up and cutting my flow down.
    We did this as well. We use the regular intex skimmer, and I got tired of trying to clean it out every couple of weeks. It definitely helps a lot.
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    Re: Intex Threaded Strainer Connector

    Hi,

    what did you cut the strainer with?

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