Video Overview of the Big Berkey Water Filter

Selling out faster than any other system and with record sales since 2009, the Big Berkey is hands down our most popular system. It fits into smaller kitchens, but is able to meet the high demand of a thirsty family. With a volumeĀ  of 2.25 gallons and 19" in height, it's perfectly sized for 2-4 people. The Big Berkey comes standard with 2 black berkey elements in the upper chamber and has a capacity for up to 4 in the upper chamber. Like our other systems, the Big Berkey also has room in the lower chamber to install the optional PF-2 fluoride and arsenic filters if desired.

This video provides a quick overview of the Big Berkey and provides a frame of reference against another popular system, the Berkey Light.

2 thoughts on “Video Overview of the Big Berkey Water Filter”

  • Christina Carson
    Christina Carson July 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Royal Berkey flow rate.
    My husband and I just bought the Royal Berkey from your website! We are really excited about it!
    I followed all of the directions, including fully priming the filters. We have both the black and flouride filters.
    Once the system was set up, I filled the upper chamber with water. It took over 6 hours for the water to filter through...
    Is this normal for a first time filter?
    What is the normal filter rate: gallons per hour, for 2 black filters and 2 flouride filters?

    Thank you!

    • Dan DeBaun

      Hi Christina -

      Once the chamber is filled to the top, in the first hour you should get approx 1-1.25 gallons filtered, and then it should decrease from there as the water pressure lessens. Also, the last 2-3 inches of water will not filter through as there is not enough pressure for it. In the beginning of a filters life, it also may be slightly slower as the filters break in and air is pushed out of the pockets of the filters. Most users fill the system up prior to going to bed and then wake up to a full chamber in the morning.


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