Code: MS007840

$150.14 $218.00 List Price

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Sizing Guide

Available Pipe Size
Mesh Size
Micron Rating
Rusco Sediment Trapper PE
3/4", 1", 1-1/2" 30 533
Rusco Sediment Trapper PE
3/4", 1", 1-1/2" 60 254
Rusco Sediment Trapper PE
3/4", 1", 1-1/2" 140 104

Mesh Size Selection Guide

Materials in Water
Systems to Protect
Recommended Mesh Size
Micron Rating
Shale, Shell, Debris
General use 30 533
Pipe Scale, Coarse Sand
Sprinkler systems, sensitive valves, factory aerators 60 250
Fine Sand, Grit from New Wells
Drip irrigation systems, sensitive valves, poultry growers, watering devices, fogger nozzles 140 105

Rusco Sediment Trapper Polyester Screen T Style: Includes 1/2" manual flush ball valve. Rusco Sediment Trapper filters provide the same advantages as the Spin-Down models, along with extra internal volume to handle exceptionally high amount of sediment.

Add a Stainless Steel Flush Valve with Built-In Timer

Automatically flushes your Rusco filter for 10 - 30 seconds several times a day, or once a day, or once a week... you decide. Easy to operate and extremely well built. certified for drinking water. 110v. Pipe size is 1/2", same size as bottom of Rusco filter drain.

Rusco, Inc. warrants, to the original purchaser, that its products will be free from original defects in material and workmanship. Rusco, Inc. will repair or replace all parts without charge, found to be defective under normal use and service within the warranty period upon return of product at customers expense. The components of all Rusco products are warranted for a period of 12 months from date of original sale. Ruscos liability is solely limited to the cost of the original part. Rusco will not be responsible for incidental or consequential damages. No agent or representative has the authority to waiver or alter this printed warranty. This warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. Rusco reserves the right to redesign or modify its product without incurring further liability. Prices are subject to change at any time without notice. For use with water only. Chemicals and high temperatures may degrade components. Refer to Rusco chemical resistance chart. Use of tools will void warranty. Hand tighten only. Rusco filters are proudly made and assembled in the USA.

Use your Rusco pre-filter to shock the media or house pipes and heater tank.

If you aren't injecting chlorine or peroxide as a part of your treatment, then using the Rusco pre-filter to occasionally clean the pipes is pretty easy to do:

  • Shut off the water.  If you are doing the heater tank, shut the gas/ electricity off

  • Open the ball valve on the Rusco, draining the water into a bucket or through a hose

  • Unscrew the housing, remove (and clean, if dirty) the cartridge.

  • Close the ball valve, and fill the housing with chemical* 

  • Screw the housing back in.

At this point, you will be sending that slug of chemical in the Rusco to one of three places:

  • backwashing filter tank, to clean and restore media

  • cold water pipes in the home

  • heater tank and hot pipes in the home

To Send the Chemical into the Filter Tank:

  • simply open a tap after the filter for just a few seconds, as the filter (usually an iron filter) is right after the Rusco.  The chemical will get into the tank where the media is, and you let it soak a few hours and then backwash it out.

To Send the Chemical into the Heater Tank and Hot Pipes:

  • If there are any backwashing filters, softener or post filter cartridges in housings, the filters must be bypassed and/ or the cartridges removed.

  • Open a hot tap and leave it open for a couple minutes- the slug of chemical will go into the tank with "new" water and you are getting rid of the hottest water.

  • Stop and refill the Rusco again.

  • Now go to each single hot tap and open for 15-30 seconds.

  • Let the chemical sit in the pipes**

To Send the Chemical into the Cold Pipes

  • Bypass any filters, remove any downstream cartridges

  • open each tap one at a time for 15-30 seconds

  • Let the chemical sit in the pipes**


 * , **   Chemical is usually going to be hydrogen peroxide or chlorine

  • Use chlorine and let it soak many hours, for iron bacteria, especially inside an iron filter tank, but also if the pipes are old and have years of biofilm on them

  • Most sulfur odors you want to use peroxide and you only need an hour or so to soak

  • It is often necessary to repeat the whole process a few times, to get all the pipes up their taps.

Manufacturer: Rusco

Manufacturer #: 1 1/2-60ST-F

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