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post #31 of 34 Old 05-23-2020, 11:14 AM
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What if the basket got left out of the filter? Could/would that cause it to collapse?


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post #32 of 34 Old 05-23-2020, 01:59 PM
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Without the basket the foam would be useless. How would you attach the foam? No way you could make that mistake and if you did then you shouldn’t be doing your own maintenance.
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post #33 of 34 Old 05-26-2020, 11:45 AM
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The more I thought of this over a couple of days I wondered if somehow the longish bolt with wingnut end missed the hole badly and damaged the screen. then it was predisposed to fail further. I dont know if I could do this damage if I tried, but I do recall it being tricky to hit the hole and get the bolt threading properly .


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post #34 of 34 Old 05-27-2020, 10:12 AM
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The more I thought of this over a couple of days I wondered if somehow the longish bolt with wingnut end missed the hole badly and damaged the screen. then it was predisposed to fail further. I dont know if I could do this damage if I tried, but I do recall it being tricky to hit the hole and get the bolt threading properly .


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On the screen I removed, you couldn't push that bolt through it without a hammer - I really think the issue is something corrosive severely compromised the screen - pics show it falling right apart and I had to pick, cut and pull every strand to remove mine - it wasn't going anywhere without a fight. At the end of the day, I couldn't remove it all cleanly so I tossed the box and got another on ebay.....left the screen alone after that!

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