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    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 10th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
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    Water butt outlet filter
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:21 PM
    Water butt outlet filter 10th Jan 18 at 2:21 PM
    I had a lot of trouble last year with a round spherical seed entering the tap of my water butt and slowing the outpour down to a drip. It needed me to dismantle the outlet tap to knock the seed out. I tried to push it out with a pipe cleaner while it was in place but it wouldn't budge.

    I'd like to avoid that again as it's really fidgity. Is there a filter of some sort that I can use to stop detritus material from clogging up the outlet tap?
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    • greatgimpo
    • By greatgimpo 10th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 2:24 PM
    Put a stocking over the drainpipe outlet!
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 10th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 10th Jan 18, 4:12 PM
    you mean drainpipe inlet. No thanks. Stocking is too fine a mesh and the tiny matter will clog it.

    One option is to buy a m21 plastic threaded nut, floe a 15cm long tube to it, seal the other end of the tube and drill 4mm holes into the tube and attached it to the threaded inlet of the tap. The problem is I can;t buy this m21 nut without having to spend £3 on a new tap.
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