1î PVC with 1î NPT at one end and a 1î cap at the other. Drill a 1/8î hole every 1/2î around and along the length of the PVC tube.
A screen of nylon, or aluminum, or copper, or stainless steel can then be fabricated as a kind of bag that fits over the length of the tube. One will want to have several meshes available depending on how much debris is in the tank one is pumping from, as well as how thick the oil is. The mesh bag/screen will fit around the pickup and can be attached to the pickup via a drawstring, or a hose clamp, whatever suits oneís needs. Do make sure the bag is an inch larger in diameter than the pickup. Thus start with a piece of mesh 5î x 8î this will allow for a 1/2î hem all of the way around, then if the bag is made of nylon one can simply sew it on a sewing machine using nylon filament (fishing line) as the ìthread, or hand sew it.
Bag Assembly: First fold over one short length of the mesh 1/2î in and sew a seam along it. Then fold the screen in half lengthwise with the seam that you just sewed on the outside, then sew a stitch 1/2î in along the short edge opposite to the seem you first sewed, then sew a seam 1/2î from the edge along the length of the bag up to but not over the first seam. Now turn the bag inside out and thread a nylon cord in through the first seam you sewed, which will become a drawstring to close the mouth of the bag around the neck of the pickup. A bag made out of standard nylon bug screening should give one about 150-micron mesh. A bag made out of no-seeím should give one a 50 micron screen.