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jackel440

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where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:46:31 AM »

Ok I need to know what is the proper place to instal the y strainer in my sytem.My system is real simple. I will lay it out for you ,and then if you guys would give me a few pointers in where I should best locate them.
1 water out of boiler to pump.
2 then feed line goes all the way to plate exchanger.
3 leave plate exchanger then head to furnace.
4 go through water to air exchanger.
5 leave exchanger and then return back to furnace.

Does the orientation of the y strainer matter?or does it need to be in the vertical position?
I had originaly though of placing it before the pump right at the furnce.I then wondered if I could have an issue with it plugging ,and then causing the pump to burn up.So I was think placing it right after the pump.
Or Do I just wait and instal it right before the plate exchanger(DHW) in the house ?
What is your opinions ,and what seems to be normal practice for installing them?
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 08:42:15 AM »

Right before any heat exchangers. Mine are horizontal.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 10:39:32 AM »

I installed mine right before heat exchanger in horizontal also.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 02:01:03 PM »

I installed the Y strainer for our system,inside the house before the heat exchanger and the side arm for the water heater.I also installed ball valves on either side of the Y strainer so I could check or clean it without loosing much water.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 03:00:24 PM »

i instlled my filter in the house right after my pump (it is also in the house) it has a by pass around it so i can change the filter if needed without shutting down teh system.

link to see it below

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h308/billie_boy7/P2180002.jpg
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 06:08:40 PM »

Thanks for the pic Willie :thumbup: Your piping looks real nice.What kind of filter is that?
I will place my Y strainer right before my plate exchanger at the beginning of my circuit after the pump.Thanks everyone
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 07:04:15 PM »

im not sure of the name any more but it takes filters that look like a big role of string. works good, after a season teh string is a rusty color but i have never seen any real "chunks" of anything. i have never used any water condtioner but i have used an oxygen grabber to reduce the oxygen content of the water
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 09:17:36 AM »

I had thought of putting in one of those air seperators,but I am out of money(literally)so I will just have to hook up what I got for now.

I was curious on your filter ,as I looked at a few and none were rated for hot as water that our stoves  produce to run through them.
I thought a filter would be a great idea with the plate exchanger.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010, 10:06:48 AM »

I installed mine right before heat exchanger in horizontal also.

  Why horizontal ?   
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2010, 01:34:55 PM »

Seemed like the thing to do for me, in my case= less water loss when cleaning screen. Other than that's where they ended up for me, No reason.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2010, 07:20:28 PM »

a good place for the stainer is just before the heat exchanger on the horizontal with the Y opening pitched slightly down. Be off the floor enough for a wrench to open the fitting to remove the stainer.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2011, 01:28:49 PM »

I installed mine right before heat exchanger in horizontal also.

  Why horizontal ?
The sediment will settle in the bottom of the screen, not prohibiting flow until it's completely full. Easier to remove and not lose crud back down the system as well.
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2011, 01:40:35 PM »

I'm having issues with my mixing valve screen clogging on my domestic hot water.  I need to filter out the little particulates prior to the mixing valve.  Any ideas on a filter for hot water? 
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2011, 06:32:36 PM »

I'm having issues with my mixing valve screen clogging on my domestic hot water.  I need to filter out the little particulates prior to the mixing valve.  Any ideas on a filter for hot water?


Grainger rules. :thumbup: Always compare prices though,somethings can be found for less, but they always seem to have what I need. This looks pretty reasonable:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/MUELLER-STEAM-SPECIALTY-Y-Type-Strainer-1RND1?Pid=search
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Re: where to place "Y" strainers in piping system?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2011, 10:19:04 PM »

I'm having issues with my mixing valve screen clogging on my domestic hot water.  I need to filter out the little particulates prior to the mixing valve.  Any ideas on a filter for hot water?


Grainger rules. :thumbup: Always compare prices though,somethings can be found for less, but they always seem to have what I need. This looks pretty reasonable:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/MUELLER-STEAM-SPECIALTY-Y-Type-Strainer-1RND1?Pid=search

Wouldn't this be what he would want? http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/APOLLO-Y-Strainer-2NYZ9
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