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Its cheaper than a false bottom and works just as well if not better. I check to make sure the mesh is on securely, and am careful to not bash with my mash paddle. Other than that, there's nothing to go wrong.
I've used it in 7 brews with no stuck sparges. As long as you don't bash it with your mash paddle, and take care to check it for looseness, its a good alternative to a false bottom. Much easier to work with and clean too.
Its less durable and can be smashed with a mash paddle if you aren't careful but overall I like it. I have no stuck sparges. No grains can get under the false bottom. Its a good low tech solution.
I've been using it this year with no problems. No stuck sparges and it stays together. Just be careful you don't crush it with your mash paddle. Just make sure the clamp is secure. Easy to clean and a fraction of the price of a false bottom.
Since switching to this I haven't had a stuck sparge. I used to occasionally get a stuck sparge with false bottoms. This is simpler and less expensive and works well.