Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by 8pixel, Jun 4, 2014.
Where is that? Do they have 7"?
Not sure about that, I got them off of wish. You'll have to wait a couple of weeks for delivery though but it's worth it.
Use toss rings for the top of the socks link
Good to know. thanks
Those milk filter socks look like a really great option, but the 2.5" opening seems like they might not work for most people. Also not sure what the micron size is. Although, the bos does say satisfaction guaranteed so, what do you have to lose?
My folding the top edge over a few times and tacking it down has worked out really well for me. My picos use them free standing (when I use them). Having a boxy style that is free standing has come in handy to prefilter water when I had a precipitation issue and dealt with avfew other odd random issues.
A template or really simple design allows you to knock out a bunch in a hurry. Not typically a fan of disposable, especially with synthetic materials, but with the infrequency that I use these, this has been a great and cheap option. Glad I was able to knock out a bunch of them in short order (once I got a template made up) for very little cash.
What fabric can i use if u want to make mesh socks?
Not to be pedantic, but a cotton or synthetic mesh fabric.
Much like with the material mentioned above, make sure it isn't something with fire retardants or dyes. Walk around a fabric store and see what you come up with, or search online for mesh fabric by the yard. You can always post what you find on here and see what people's opinions are on it.
Too find the length of and dock you use pi x diameter (pi = 3.14) so for a7" you do 7" x 3.14 = 21.98" so 22.25" wide piece should work for you try it pin a small piece first just in case as adjust accordingly.
would this work for a red sea reefer system?
This should work for any type of system if you modified from its actual sock.
use the plastic ring from the original red sea filter sock and attach your diy sock like I posted here
this guarantees your sock won't fall or slip off. There is another post where they just zip tie the outside of the ring.
The advantage of this method is, you don't have to sew the loop on the top, that is needed if you, say, use a ring or pull string.
I juts went and got the same stuff but it does not say flammable but is the same sque number and everything. The lady at joanns said it would say treated if it was fire treated do you think I'm good
Will try this. Thank you!
I thought I'd give this thread a bump and encourage anyone considering trying to make your own socks to give it a go. I finally decided to make some and I can't believe how easy they are to make.
I used the material in the OP, used an old sock as a template, cut and sew. It literally takes less than two minutes of actual sewing time. About $9 worth of fabric made 16 socks, with a little fabric left over.
Now these first ones cost me a little more because I had to buy a sewing machine, but that's a different story.
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