Pond filter intake cover
If you have a small garden pond with a filter and pump, a mesh bag over they intake will keep leaves, worms, and minnows out of the filter.
If you have to clean decorative rocks or gravel, a mesh bag can allow you to spray a hose at the rocks without scattering them.
Big scouring pad
Fill a mesh bag with cotton rags and use as a scouring pad for a boat hull, RV, wood deck, or house exterior.
Recycling container, especially for
- aluminum cans
- tin cans
- As dust rags
- In paint preparation, to remove steel wool fibers or wood dust
Eric Wolfram, whence I stole the images here, lists several uses, including:
- Giving away at farmer's market
- Holding batteries, cables, and other electronic gear
- Carrying loose change to the bank
- Beach bag
Apparently birds get their feet caught in the modern mesh bags. Make a cube out of hardware cloth (wide-mesh heavy gauge screen) instead.
Some objects that need to be clamped together for gluing cannot stand the stress of a regular clamp. You can combine a mesh bag with something like a plastic bread bag, garbage bag, or folded over piece of plastic sheeting, depending on the size, shape and strength of the objects, to make a clamp to glue them together.
- Glue the objects together
- Put the objects inside a mesh bag
- Put the mesh bag inside your air-tight container bag
- Use an aquarium air pump (or preferably something stronger) to take the air out of the bag
- Depending on the pump you have, you may either seal the bag or let it continue to try evacuating the bag.