In several western states, government agencies have established
criteria for pumping from waters that require fish protection. SURE-FLO
has developed several ways to install their self-cleaning strainers
to satisfy these regulations. Each stand uses PVC pipe that is bolted
The tee configuration is resting on the PVC stand, and keeps both
strainers off the bottom. It is fish compliant to 518 gpm (with a
.4 ft/sec approach velocity). This unit has performed well in moving
water with a depth of 16".
The second stand is an example of how single units can be installed.
An aluminum tee welded to the bottom of a foot valve will support
the end of a 3" or 4" suction line. When the tee rests on
a stand made with 8" PVC pipe the SCS3 or SCS4 self-cleaning
strainers are 4 1/2" off the bottom and will operate in 17"
of water. The PVC end cap for the tee can be located at either end
of the tee. It's simple, long lasting, and easy to install.The stand
requires no welding, just cutting and bolting PVC pipe together.