have not seen any plug-ups on the 1/4 fitting, and the large mesh does not request nearly as many cleanings as the finer mesh.
I have a duel filter set up on my drip system because the irrigation water has lots of sand and algae. I started with a 75 mesh then a 155 mesh. The 75 mesh let too much algae through and my final filter would clog in about an hour. Changing to the 120 mesh followed by the 155 has allowed me to irrigate for a total of about 4 hours before I need to vent the filters.
Made of durable stainless steel, the Replacement Screens for Irritec Hose-Thread Filters from DripWorks allow you to replace an old, worn filter or a missing filter. You can also switch to a different mesh size to better suit your filtering needs. These filters for irrigation system use will remove sediment and other foreign matter from your water so it does not clog up your drip irrigation system.
These reusable filters can last for many seasons if you clean them properly. To clean, just unscrew the body of the filter and remove the screen. Then scrub the center of the screen cylinder under running water with a bottle brush. Rinse the screen and reinstall it in the filter body.
We also carry DIG brand filter screens.