Originally Posted by chidago
Here is a quick
pic of the brass wire grate on my nqd....
Very similar to what I'm running. I made my grate out of 1/8 wide carbon fiber strips. Turned on edge of course. They're about 1/32 thick I suppose. And I think I might have maybe one more than your rods, so maybe a hair less gap in between each one. Still lets enough junk through that I've lost 2 impellers with only 3 trips to a stream.
I just wonder if I should add another set of strips between each of those for twice the coverage so I don't need the window screen. I'd think the slats or rods would be MUCH less restrictive than the mesh, even with 2x as much as you or I already have.