Hayward's Eastar strainers have a crystal clear, glass like look which are aesthetically pleasing for some applications but also serve as a visual indicator of flow through the system. Although we often describe Eastar as "clear PVC" it is actually a polyester compound which has excellent strength and chemical resistance characteristics. The true union connections are made of PVC (not translucent) and they enable installation and removal from the pipeline very easily without requiring tools. The vent and drain valves are thumb style plugs and the basket chamber cover has a pair of large, "rabbit ear" style handles to make opening and closing the basket chamber effortless. When you do not require tools there is less chance of damaging the strainer by over tightening.
The internal basket is made from PVC, CPVC or 316SS as desired; the standard is PVC and 316SS is used for mesh lined baskets but can also be used for perforated strainer baskets. The slanted basket design minimized differential pressure across the strainer and will not "spin" when the fluid velocity nears the 5 FPS maximum recommended inlet velocity. The flat base with integral mounting feet enable securing to grade.
The table below lists the part numbers corresponding to the size, connection and o-ring material. It also has links to the catalog pages, parts diagram and installation/operation manual.
The following cross reference table provides part numbers by connection size/type and o-ring material:
For ½", ¾" and 1" Basket Strainers standard perforation is 1/32".
For 1½" thru 4" Basket Strainers standard perforation is 1/8".
You may substitute 1/32", 1/16", 1/8" or 3/16" perforated baskets in lieu of standard basket perforation for no charge.
Strainer baskets are made of PVC, CPVC, GFPP or 316SS.
½" thru 2" Eastar strainers are supplied with both socket and threaded end connectors.
Please call us at 908.362.9981 or email us for pricing and lead time. Most shipments are from the manufacturing plant directly to you to reduce lead time and cost. Purchase orders exceeding $3,000 ship for free anywhere within the continental USA! All Hayward products have a 2 year warranty.
If you have any questions about your specific application please contact us or complete our inquiry form so that we can assist you further. We can also provide isolation valves (ball or butterfly type) made of PVC and CPVC; send us an email or review our website https://hayward-valves.com for discounted pricing and valve design options.
OPTIONAL/UPGRADE 316SS Strainer Baskets