It is just a piece of flat stainless stock with small holes punched in it like a strainer. It is tig tacked in three places I will take a pic when I go back to my shop tomorrow. I will cut it out thanks for the response, I was pretty sure it should not be there. Mike
That's actually an interesting find... could be really useful for retaining packing in a column still. Can't say it would do you a lot of good on your pot though. If you have both ya might want to leave it in as long as there are plenty of holes and you don't think it would restrict flow too much?