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Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Lorraine, Sep 3, 2005.

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  1. Lorraine

    Lorraine Guest

    I have a 5-gallon container of gas that I use in my lawn mowers and portable
    generator. I think (?) I inadvertently got some dirt in it before I filled it.
    What is a good media to use as a strainer, are a couple of layers of cloth
    adequate? TIA Lorraine
     
  2. Go to a sporting goods store, and get a filter funnel for Coleman
    naptha stoves. You may also be able to find a large plastic funnel
    with a VERY fine mesh brass screen that is made for this purpose.

    You can also strain gasoline through a piece of chamois leather.

    Gordon Richmond
     
  3. A funnel, hose, and a auto gas filter will work dandy.
     
  4. Guest

    Genuine Chamois leather is still about the simplest and most effective
    - will separate water from fuel too IIRC.
     
  5. Lorraine

    Lorraine Guest

    Thank you all for the many replies to my question, Lorraine.
     
  6. You are riight, Ulysses.

    I should have put "Naptha" in quotes.

    Coleman fuel is also known as "white gas" in my part of the world.
    It's pretty similar to motor fuel gasoline insofar as viscosity and
    vapor pressure go, but it sure doesn't have the anit-knock properties
    needed for modern engines.

    Gordon Richmond
     
  7. Guest

    It is "a light naptha" Naptha is a class of hydrocarbons, not a
    specific formulation. Coleman fuel most definitely is NOT kerosene.
    Coleman fuel is also known as "straight run gasoline" or "white gas"
    depending where you are. It is very close to what motor fuel was back
    in the teens.
     
  8. JoeSixPack

    JoeSixPack Guest

    In the old days, dirty gasoline was a fact of life. Nearly every tank had
    water, dirt and rust in it. Running the gasoline thru a felt hat was the
    best method at the time for removing everything but the gasoline. It stops
    the water, along with anything else that is deliterious to the engine.
     
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