Gap around false bottom


#1

I just unboxed my Robobrew 35L. The false bottom has a 1/4" gap if I move it to one side. Is this supposed to be this way?
Not sure its going to work to filter with a gap like this.

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#2

Mine has a slight gap around the edge too - about 3mm though (according to Google 0.25 of an inch is 6.3mm so if your gap is indeed 0.25 of an inch then it’s about double the size of my gap)

The purpose of the bottom screen appears to be to keep trub out of the pump. Since I only really use the pump during the mash, its not an issue because the malt pipe also has a screen on it