Eaton Hayward Y StrainerWhen buying a Y-strainer, price, which is often the prime consideration, should be the least. A well made and properly designed Y-strainer will last almost indefinitely. Its first cost is therefore not the important compared to other features when spread out over a service life of many years. Is the screen area large enough to assure adequate flow? Are the seats carefully machined to eliminate by-passing of dirt? Is the body strong enough to resist mechanical shock and avoid accidents? Are blow-off connections heavy enough to avoid leakage or failure? All of the above factors should be considered carefully before installing a Y-strainer.