Berkey Instructions

Contents: 1 – Upper Chamber (has holes for the filters) 1 – Lower Chamber (has a hole for the spigot) 1 – Spigot Kit which contains: Spigot Black Washer White (or Black) Beveled Washer Black Nut 1 – Lid 1 – Lid Knob with Screw 2 to 8 – Filters (will have as many as […]

Can I Store My Berkey System?

One of the questions we get about our Berkey water filtration systems is what to do when you may not be using your system for an extended period of time. The Berkey filtration systems are designed to be easily disassembled if you need to store them or travel with them, so it’s certainly not a […]

The Hows & Whys of Berkey Filter Lifespans

There are a lot of variables in this topic, so I thought we could get into a bit more detail in addressing some of those factors relating to the lifespan of the Berkey filters. What is the lifespan of a Berkey filter? The first thing to note is that the “lifespan” of the Berkey filters, […]

How to Clean Berkey or Berkefeld Filters

If your flow rate has slowed, your first plan of action should be a simple cleaning procedure. More often than not this will have an immediate helpful effect on your flow rate. You will need: -Water -A Scotch Brite (or similar) all-purpose non-metal scrubbing pad (a toothbrush works, also) Empty any water from the Berkey […]

Filter Lifespan: How Long Do Berkey Filters Last?

Another common question we get is How long do my Berkey filters last? That’s a great question! Let’s start by clarifying that we carry two different types of primary filters for the Berkey system: the Black Berkey purifiers and the Berkefeld Super Sterasyl ceramic filters. (Read more about the differences between the two here.) These […]