Diatom filter oil

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Julius Chen, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    I got an used Vortex diatom filter. Anybody know if i can just use chainsaw oil (I have it handy) to lubricate its motor as opposed to buying vortex genuine diatom filter oil?
     
  2. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Please don't use chainsaw oil. :eek:

    You can use sewing machine oil (make sure its stainless aka lily white) instead.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
  3. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    Ok. I do own a sewing machine (embarassed), but no sewing machine oil. I will just go buy diatom filter oil then.
     
  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    It's funny you say you're embarrassed for owning a sewing machine. I just used mine last night to sew part of a costume for my wife. Out of the two of us, I'm the only one that knows how to use it.
     
  5. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Sewing machine = uber cheap filter socks :)
     
  6. Julius Chen

    Julius Chen Supporting Member

    Yellowjello, u make ur ownnfilter socks? Where do u buy fabrics and what is its micron size?
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I never thought filter socks were all that expensive.
     
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