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Old 11-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #1
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Perko strainer baskets

I have 5 x 1" Perko raw water strainers onboard and one of the strainers the plastic piece on the base has disintegrated. Can I buy just the plastic part? Also is this caused by chlorine tablets used to control algae growth?
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:03 AM   #2
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Looks like you have to buy the strainer

From this Perko web page of strainer parts, I don't see just the bottom plastic thingy: PERKO Inc. - Catalog - Underwater Hardware - Intake Water Strainer [0493]

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I have actually made replacements from starboard. The geometry is simple. I used a hole saw, a drill and then a file to make them.
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I've been selling Perko strainer baskets for about forty years. I've never heard of the plastic breaking before holes developed in the metal part. I bet it was the chlorine. I had a plastic container of chlorine tablets become brittle and break. Nasty stuff. The Starboard is a nice fix.

Are you using this on your toilet intake?
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We replaced our Groco SS baskets with plastic. Does Perko have plastic replacements? The plastic have been great.
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Larry, Perko doesn't offer plastic baskets. Probably not a good choice for the OP as it was the plastic part of his basket that failed.
I like the Groco plastic baskets as well but I don't put chlorine tablets in them.
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The toilets are fresh water flush. These are for the HVAC cooling water plus the gennie. I had a discussion with one of my boat neighbors a month or so ago and he mentioned there is a similar product used to prevent algae growth. I will have to ask him again. I like the starboard solution, might give it a try next weekend. Thanks all.
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