It was so long ago that I came up with this idea that it was over on my Twitter account, but! I finally got my “irrigation filter” which appears to be the same kind of part and filter mesh as https://girlfriend.com/products/water-filter and so this week I will be working on adding a micro plastics filter to my clothes washing machine. No pictures because my laundry area in basement is not photogenic.
Here’s the $16 USD filter I’m going to try to use https://www.ebay.com/itm/125105687401 and the setup guide for the other laundry filter should also apply, but the sizes are different: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0019/2217/0943/files/MicroFiberFilter_Manual_V2_b7a91114-a9bb-474d-8d10-a69592eacc25.pdf?6726
I’m just hoping that this has enough flow that it can be used for a load at a time without overflowing to the other hose (both output hoses will go into a normal lint trap)
@mathiasx I’ve never seen this, very cool!
Reminds me of greywater gardening stuff someone was talking about ages ago.
Also, I wonder if you could make printer filament out of what gets trapped in the filter? 🤔🤔🤔
@jjg it’s most likely all sorts of synthetic and natural lint fibers all mixed together — probably not? Grey water would be more trouble than it is worth; my laundry is down in my basement — or else I was thinking about using a 50 gallon plastic barrel as a gravity separator and then pump through a filter from that.
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