1. What makes the funnel conductive?
Metal strip is provided and makes it just conductive enough to bleed off static electricity as it is generated by the refuelling process when it is properly bonded or grounded.
2. How do I clean the funnel?
You don't. Since the screen is coated with Teflon, nothing sticks to the screen. Just turn it upside down and tap it on the bottom . If some particles remain just ignore them because they won't go through. No chemicals, no brushes, just leave it alone.
3. Can I buy a new replacement filter?
No. We once sold them but realized we were doing our customers a disservice. They don't wear out so if you bought one it would be lost long before you needed it. Also, if we did sell them, they represent the majority of the price of the whole unit so you might as well buy a new funnel.
4. How will I know if I have contamination or not?
container is transparent you will be able to see water and dirt under the remaining fuel. If you are experiencing a large amount of water, stop frequently and empty out the water and resume refuelling. It's that simple.
5. What do I do with the stuff left in the sump at the bottom of the container after refuelling?
This technology requires the sump to help separate the contamination from the fuel so it can't be eliminated. You can pour it back into the gas can you were using or have a separate container to place it into. When the container gets full you can run it back through the container/ funnel and you will never waste a drop of useable fuel.
6. Can I get replacement parts?
No. The funnels are self-cleaning and no replacement parts are needed.
7. How do I test it?
First of all, test the funnel with one cup of water in the medium funnel and one or two cups of water in the large container / funnel. If no water passes the screen, the screen is working properly. Although the screen can sometimes catch more water than this, it is not designed to. Water is almost 25% heavier than some fuel and this extra weight builds head pressure which can force the water through the screen. Empty the water as it collects to avoid problems.
8. How often do I need to test the funnel?
If the funnel has not been in use for 30 days you should test it with a cup or two of water to be sure it was not damaged since your last use.
9. Will the filter work on mixed fuel with 2-cycle oil in it?
Yes, but if your 2-cycle oil has a detergent base the detergents can break down molecules of water and some water might pass the screen. Usually only a drop or two but if you are concerned, filter the fuel a second time because unless the sump is full of water, it is not possible that any water passed the filter.
10. What happens when I use alcohol or fuel additives?
Most additives absorb water so add them to your fuel tank and not to your fuel cans or they will bring water into the tank with them.
11. Can I use the funnel on all fuels and do I need to clean it before I switch?
You can use the funnel on all fuels and since the surface doesn't absorb any fuel there is no need for cleaning.
12. How long will the filter last?
Sorry, but we have no idea. Some units are over 10 years old and still being used on a weekly basis and work as well as the first day they were put into service.
13. What makes this funnel different from other funnels with screens in them?
First of all the filter is vertical and receives has no pressure on it in relation to a funnel with a horizontal screen. Horizontal screens are quick to clog and difficult to clean. Second, a FU-FILT Fuel Filter is Teflon coated and nothing sticks to Teflon, and the screen opening is small enough to repel the water.
14. Which model do I need?
You should first choose the type of vehicle you own for which you are buying FU-FILT fuel filter, followed by the type of fuel your vehicle consumes.
15. Won't using the container / funnel slow me down at the pump?
16. How do I use this for automotive or motor home use?
The downspout of the FU-FILT is the same size as 1" PVC pipe which can be added to reach any fuel tank. In line on/off valves can also be installed for more control. (If PVC pipe is used, a bonding wire should be attached from the funnel to the filler neck of the fuel tank to control static problems.)
17. What are the two tabs at the bottom of the large funnel for?
To stop the swirling of the fuel so it can go down the spout faster.
18. Do I need a top for the funnel to protect it and keep it clean?
No. The screen is tough and difficult to damage and if some dirt happens to get into the funnel body don't worry, it won't go through.
19. Do the container / funnels work at different temperatures?
+ 60 degrees or below 0 with no problems at all. They are also very popular in Australia, Brazil, and Africa with much, much warmer temperatures.
• Removes WATER, Dirt and Debris from Fuel.
• Fast Flow rate of up to 2.5 litres per minute for use with portable fuel containers.
• Simple, Portable, and Self-Cleaning.
• Gasoline, Diesel, Heating Oil, and Kerosene Filters.
• No Replacement Parts.