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Big Berkey Water Filter

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$258.00
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  • Our Most Popular Berkey System!
  • Great For 1-4 People
  • Comes Standard with 2 Black Berkeys at $258 (4¢ per Gallon!)
  • 2 Black Berkeys Filter Approx 6000 Gallons of Water
  • Storage Capacity: 2.1 Gallons (8.5 Liters)
  • Height: 21"
  • Diameter: 8.5"
  • Portability: The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height
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  • Weight: 9 lbs (2 BB Elements)
  • Max Filter Capacity: 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2's (lower)
  • Exclusive BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com Lifetime Warranty (Hardware and Stainless Chambers)



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  • Returns of Berkey products are a rare occurrence due to their high customer satisfaction rate, however if you are unsatisfied with your purchase upon receipt, and you would not like a replacement with expenses covered by us, you can return your item(s) within 10 days of item receipt.
  • Filters that have already been in use are not eligible for a return/refund as they cannot be re-sold for health and safety reasons.
  • Prior to a return, please contact BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com so we can provide the proper form and instructions on how to proceed.
  • In the case of a return, the customer is responsible for return shipping fees and there is a 15% restocking fee of the item(s).
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  • Our Exclusive BigBerkeyWaterFilters Warranty will replace any of your system’s hardware parts over the life of your Berkey system ownership. This includes the stainless steel chambers/lid, spigots, washers and nuts. This is above and beyond the General Manufacturer’s Warranty.
  • Our exclusive warranty is automatically applied as long as we have your order on record as purchasing through bigberkeywaterfilters.com. Stainless must have been handled with proper care. This guarantee does not cover items that are damaged due to user misuse, abuse, salt water/air, lack of maintenance (routine cleanings), or accidents (dents from falling, etc). Customer is responsible for shipping and processing charges.
  • IMPORTANT: We do not sell on Amazon. Also, please be aware that the manufacturer does not warranty any items purchased on Amazon from unauthorized dealers. For example, Amazon.com itself is NOT an authorized dealer.
  • The Black Berkey purification elements and Berkey Earth Ceramic Filters have a two-year prorated manufacturer’s warranty calculated in six month intervals. The manufacturer's guarantee is prorated similar to the guarantee on tire tread. In other words, if you have used the filters for 8 months, 75% of the guarantee still applies and so you can get a full replacement set for 25% of the normal cost.
  • The Berkey systems themselves and their components (stainless steel, etc) have a 12 month manufacturer’s warranty.
  • Additional Warranty Details here

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The Big Berkey is our most popular system mostly due to the fact that it's a perfect size for 2-4 people. Our Big Berkey system is constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel and comes complete with 2 Black Berkey purification elements (expandable to 4), 2 chambers, lid, a spigot, rubber gasket base, and 2 blocking plugs. Up to 4 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic filters can be installed into the lower chamber.

 

More About The Big Berkey

The black berkey elements that come standard in this system purifiy both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. This Berkey Water Filter is our most popular system and is perfect for everyday home kitchen use, outdoor activities, and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure, or treated water may not be available.

This system removes pathogenic bacteria, viruses, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and heavy metals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance.

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How to Assemble and Troubleshoot Your Berkey Water Filter (Written Instructions Version)

Special Offer : With your system purchase, you can choose one of the items below at 50% off the MSRP. Please select above when adding system to cart:

* Free UPS Ground Shipping to the lower 48 states.
** Does not ship to California or Iowa.

 

Berkey Warranty

The manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. Black Berkey purification elements have a 2 year prorated warranty calculated in 6 months intervals. The manufacturer will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period.

BigBerkeyWaterFilters.com Extended Lifetime Warranty - If you purchase from us, the stainless steel chambers/lid, spigot, washers, and nuts are warranted for a lifetime. We also assist with any warranty claims and provide system maintenance support during the life of ownership. More details here.

Additional Info

Additional Info

UPC 094922528254
Product Video Youtube ID 346H9T1xInM
Capacity 2.25 Gallons (8.5 Liters)
Diameter 8.5"
Filter Capacity Up to 4 Black Berkeys (upper) + 4 PF-2's (lower)
Flow Rate 1 Gallon in first hour under regular use conditions when starting full. Max Filtration Flow Rate up to 7 Gallons per hour (4 elements)
Height 21" (Includes lid and knob)
Portability The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height.
Serves 1-4 People

Berkey Reviews

Product Questions

Product Questions

Does the filtration process raise or lower the pH of the water? I don't see anything about that but I could have missed it. My neighbor bought one & she said it brought the pH up to 9.
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1. Does Big Berkey come with all 4 upper and 4 lower filters? If not, how many more must I buy to have 4 and 4, total of 8?
2. I want one complete backup filter supply, 4 upper and 4 lower. What I order depends upon your answer to #1 above. In the end I want the Big Berkey and 2 complete sets of filters.(Total of 16 filters)
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How often do you have to replace the cartridges?
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Can you clean out fluoride/arsenic filters for re-use?
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Is it possible to use the ceramic filters with this system? If so, is there an option to purchase those with the container, rather than the berkley black?
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Hello! We were wondering about 3 different contaminants in particular...Can you tell us how much chlorine and chloramines are proven to be removed by the Berkey, and if it also removes pharmaceuticals and how much of them? Thank you so much!
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Does this filter out blue green algae toxins in case the city water is unsafe to drink?
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I have a Big Berkey and live in a big city that fluoridates the municipal water. Does the Big Berky filter out this man made fluoride?
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When do you replace the filters?
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I collect snow in the winter and rain in the summer. Will the Big Berkey work for me to have good drinking water?
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How do we tell when the filters need replaced? Just the slowing of the filtering? And how do we tell the difference between that and just needing to back flush the system?
Also, if we fill the upper chamber more than it will hold in the lower changer, is there a leaking problem?
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How many stages of filtration do the filters have?
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Hello i am expat living in Mexico, nobody drinks the tap water here unless it's boiled, even the Mexicans. The water comes from Lake Chapala and used in Guadalajara. It is filtered, how well is anyone's guess.Can i use your system to filter right from the tap? Or should i refilter the bottled water?
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Hello, does the Big Berkey filter out copper? I live in an area with soft water and we have copper pipes, so the soft water leaches copper from the pipes. If it does, which filter would be the most effective. Many thanks.
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Does the fluoride filter also filter out beneficial minerals?
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Do the filters process out chemicals used such as fertizilier and weed killer that may seep into water?
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Hello:

Does the Big Berkey filter out Chlorine and Chlorimide?
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The photos show a light silver color for the Berkey but the videos show a much nicer darker color. Which color is it or is there an option?
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Do the black berkey filters and the PF-2 filters have an indicator that lets you know they need to be replaced?

Thanks

Robin
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I have been on the fence for some time and I am thinking of a Berkey water filter but not sure. I live in Scottsdale, AZ and the water is so thick with sludge, I would like to know if you have had any feed back from anyone here about how long your filters would last. I walk to the store and buy 8 stage filtered R/O water and bring it home, then distill it and there is STILL SLUDGE in the bottom of my distiller! So I can imagine what would happen to your filters if I used tap water in the Berkey. Can the filters be washed out and reused? Also, If I buy the Black Berkey for $258 I think it was, to use it at the best full filtering possible, I would need to buy two more black filters and 4 fluoride filters, extra? I am VERY concerned about the fluoride here and was hoping that the Berkey came with fluoride filters. Is there one that does and also, how long will they last?
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What is the total overall height of the filter system?? This presents a problem in my kitchen for where to place the system I'm sure as it probably doesn't fit under any standard cabinetry. Where do most people place theirs in small, limited kitchen areas??
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I just received the Royal Berkey,
If I don't end up drinking all the 2.5 gallons in 3 days should I dump the rest?
If so, should I just filter the amount I will use in 3 days? Makes sense.
Do the filters react poorly if not used every 3 days?
Thanks
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Does the stainless steel container need regular cleaning? If so what should you use? Also is there problems with scale build-up or bacteria?
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If 2 filters work why would I need to have 4 filters?
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Could you please tell me - do I have to have an equal amount of fluoride filters to the black Berkey filters? For instance, can I just get the two black filters that come with the filter but also install four fluoride filters with it (total of 6 filters)? Thank you for your help.
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i was looking int buying the big berkey and i see at the bottom in the add on section they have a primer option. Does it not come with a primer?
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Once the Berkey system is set up and filtering is it able to be taken down and stored? I'd like to use one in my RV. This would mean it would need to be set up and run for a while then takn down, dried, and stored. The storage might last a month or two. The it would need to be set up again and run. Can the filters be run through wet and do cycles?
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Hi
Could you tell me where the system and filters are made?
Thank you.
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Does the Big Berkey System remove lead ?
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1. How long can the water sit after being filtered and still taste good with no smell to it since it has no additives in it ?
2. How often should the water be changed to keep it fresh for drinking at room temp?.
3. I also heard you could add a freshener to the water to keep it fresh longer is this is true what is it? And how much longer will it keep it fresh ? And where can you get it?
4. What is the best way to store water for a long period after being filtered
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