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#1365928 - 02/07/09 01:38 PM Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy?
cos Offline


Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 1114
Loc: Metro Detroit
You know that fine mesh screen that is on the base of a gas can's spout? Well, the mesh on my 2.5 gal can is torn and I'd like to replace it or come up with sort of way to filter the gas that will end up in my mowers.

Any ideas?
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#1366043 - 02/07/09 03:58 PM Re: Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy? [Re: cos]
jldcol Offline


Registered: 12/19/08
Posts: 710
Loc: ohio
Stainless steel window screen maybe an acceptable substitute. You might also use a couple of coffee filters to strain it, and put it in a dedicated/marked clean can, hopefully plastic to lessen any rust issues. You could also try an appliance parts store and see if can get a washing machine water inlet screen replacement to use if the one on the gas can is not to big.
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#1367226 - 02/08/09 04:30 PM Re: Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy? [Re: jldcol]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
That's a tough one. I can't think of any bulk source for this type of media. Check eBay maybe?

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#1367791 - 02/09/09 01:47 AM Re: Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy? [Re: JTK]
jldcol Offline


Registered: 12/19/08
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Maybe cheapest/easiest to buy another new can with the screen you want, or at least a replacement nozzle.
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#1367957 - 02/09/09 08:40 AM Re: Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy? [Re: jldcol]
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#1389959 - 03/02/09 01:20 AM Re: Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy? [Re: StevieC]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
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Loc: Everett, Washington
I have some laying around. Brass and stainless steel. I dont know what micron rating or what the mesh size is though.
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#1393977 - 03/05/09 02:10 PM Re: Gas filter/mesh screen - where to buy? [Re: oilboy123]
meep Offline


Registered: 02/20/07
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Loc: Southeast
buy those reusable coffee filters and pull out the fine screen.

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