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tkkn c
(tkknc) - MLife

Locale: Desert Rat in the Southwest
Another MYOG pre-filter on 07/03/2011 16:14:51 MDT Print View

I am tired of holding my pre-filter when filtering high sediment water. Here is the solution I came up with, using a 2 liter bottle and my standard carry Gatorade bottle. The filter media is 1 micron polyester biodiesel filter.
Drill hole in cap
Trim filter to fit
Screw filter onto bottle
Invert into bottle
0.8 oz

What are your ideas for making it lighter?

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Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Pre Filter on 07/03/2011 18:50:00 MDT Print View

Good job, I was thinking of doing the same thing. I've been using the Diesel filters inside a funnel but thought about this cap thing as well. The thinking I had behind it was you could just use another cap as one gets dirty.

Looks like it fits nicely inside the Gatoraid bottle as well.

Cheers, Making this later tonight.


-Edit- What did you use to drill the hole? Just a big bit? I think the largest I have is an inch.. thinking that should do.

Edited by coreyfmiller on 07/03/2011 18:51:02 MDT.

Steve Martell
(Steve) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Washington
Re: Pre-filter on 07/03/2011 19:03:04 MDT Print View

Neat idea but not much surface area for filtering. How about skipping the cap and using a rubber band to hold a larger piece of filter (3" circle?) around the funnel outlet. Some of the filter could thus extend past the end of the 'bottle-funnel' and might allow for faster filtering.

Edited by Steve on 07/03/2011 20:53:56 MDT.

tkkn c
(tkknc) - MLife

Locale: Desert Rat in the Southwest
Another MYOG pre-filter on 07/03/2011 20:19:25 MDT Print View

I drilled a pilot hole in the center of the cap, then used a stepped drill bit.

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I tried using a bigger filter, wrapped around, and it did not fit into the gatorade bottle very well. It also has more water weight. It takes two minutes to pre-filter a liter with a fresh filter. It would go faster with more surface area

Edited by tkknc on 07/03/2011 20:20:53 MDT.

John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
Filter suppliers on 07/04/2011 12:39:37 MDT Print View

Ken,

I did a search for the filters but come up with only filter bags. Where did you find the discs? or are those cut outs from filter bags?

Corey Miller
(coreyfmiller) - F

Locale: Eastern Canada
Filters on 07/04/2011 12:59:48 MDT Print View

If he's using the same bags as myself, you have to cut the filters out of the bags. It cuts fairly easy.

John Kays
(johnk) - M

Locale: SoCal
Filter suppliers on 07/04/2011 13:02:21 MDT Print View

Thanks Corey!

tkkn c
(tkknc) - MLife

Locale: Desert Rat in the Southwest
Another MYOG pre-filter on 07/05/2011 17:33:10 MDT Print View

I cut the disks out of a bag.