Berkey Water Filters - The Good and the Bad | BERKEY WATER FILTER REVIEW

Berkey Water Filters – The Good and the Bad | BERKEY WATER FILTER REVIEW

Is a Berkey Water Filter for you? Maybe. There are many pros to owning a Berkey, but let’s talk about some cons we haven’t seen others mention that may convince you to look for a different solution.

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Berkey Water Filter systems are great, but they are not for everybody. Another great option is Acuva Water Purification Systems. Take a look at some of the pros and cons, the good and bad, of the Berkey system. We’ve been using it for over a year while traveling full-time in an RV and we’ve learned a lot.

One thing is for sure though, having clean water is very important. There are numerous ways to filter or purify your water. Make sure to test your water supply to know if you need additional filtration. And if you spend a lot of time traveling like we do, do yourself a favor and assume you should always be filtering your water.

Would we have purchased the Berkey if we knew then what we know now? That’s just one of many things we discuss in this video.

00:00 Intro
00:38 What is included with a Berkey
01:11 The good (Pros)
03:35 The bad (Cons)
06:17 Our recommendation

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10 Berkey Water Filter Mistakes to Avoid

10 Berkey Water Filter Mistakes to Avoid


I want to talk to you about my Berkey water filter which I love so stinkin’ much. But I want to discuss specifically 10 Berkey Water Filter mistakes to avoid.

Unfortunately, some of these lessons were learned the hard way! Let’s see if we can prevent you from doing any of the same.

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10 Berkey Water Filter Mistakes:
1 – Buying the wrong size
2 – Filling the top chamber before the bottom chamber is empty
3 – Leaving the spigot on
4 – Filling the berkey partially
5 – Letting your filters stay dirty
6 – Letting your filters get dry
7 – Letting your filters get too old
8 – Buying a used berkey without replacing the filters
9 – Skipping the priming of your elements or the red food coloring test
10 – Cleaning your filters with a dirty scrubbing pad or with soap

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DIY Berkey Water Filter System CHEAP!

DIY Berkey Water Filter System CHEAP!

Want a Berkey water filter but don’t want to spend $300? Just build your own DIY Berkey water filter system for a fraction of the cost! #Berkey #WaterFilter #DIY
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DIY Big Berkey Style Water Filter System with 5 Gallon Buckets (for 1/4 the cost)

DIY Big Berkey Style Water Filter System with 5 Gallon Buckets (for 1/4 the cost)

Berkey water filters such as the Big Berkey have become the standard in free-standing, home water filtration systems. But with a price tag of $300, I wanted something that was a lot less expensive. So using (BPA-free, food-grade) buckets and the same type of filter elements that the Berkey systems use, I was able to build my own high-capacity water filtering system for 75% less than the Big Berkey costs.
Here are the materials I used:

Waterdrop BB9-2 Filter Elements (2 Pack)

Or see these filters on Amazon:

5-Gallon Food-Grade Buckets

Bucket Lids

Water Cooler Spigot

Also, Berkey makes a manual filter priming gadget for this type of filter element (that doesn’t require running water pressure):

00:00 – Intro
01:20 – Big Berkey Components
02:26 – DIY Price Comparison
04:18 – Building the Filtration System
06:11 – Priming the Filters
06:42 – Test & Demonstration

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How To Clean Berkey Water Filters THE RIGHT WAY

How To Clean Berkey Water Filters THE RIGHT WAY

This is a tutorial on how to clean a Big Berkey water filter. We cover taking the Berkey apart and putting the Berkey back together again properly for both the Black Berkey and the Berkey fluoride filters. Cleaning and maintaining your Berkey water filter will allow it to last years with minimal maintenance and give you great Berkey water. But it’s your health that will benefit the most and is a great emergency preparedness tool.

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0:00 Intro to the Big Berkey
1:10 About the Big Berkey and how it works
2:41 Fluoride Filters
5:30 Black Berkey filters
8:36 Cleaning Black Berkey filters
11:50 Cleaning the fluoride filters
12:48 Cleaning the Berkey tanks
17:05 Assembling a Berkey Water Filter

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How to Clean a Berkey Water Filter

How to Clean a Berkey Water Filter

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Berkey Water Filtration Systems

Berkey Water Filtration Systems

Many of you have asked how to filter water, without boiling it. The Black Berkey Elements are water purifiers! Here you will find out what I use and how well they work for me. Quick comment, I was asked by a sub, whether the filters needed to be primed? Yes ABSOLUTELY, they come with a rubber gasket that is tan in color, to do the job before you use them for the first time in the Berkey.

From a filtration perspective, the Black Berkey’s filter out the same chemicals and contaminants that the Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filters do, but go above and beyond by removing Lead, MTBE’s, and other heavy metals. In addition, since the Black Berkey’s are water purifiers, they filter out bacteria to a 99.99999% level and viruses to a 99.9999% level. The black Berkeys also filter out Chlorine to undetectable levels, while the ceramic will only remove 90%.

Black Berkeys last approx 6000 gallons per set of 2

Note: My mistake the larger of the two Berkeys I have shown is the Imperial Berkey NOT the Crown Berkey.

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DIY Emergency 5 Gallon Water Filter / Filtration System for $35 SHTF Bushcraft Berkey Royal Doulton

DIY Emergency 5 Gallon Water Filter / Filtration System for $35 SHTF Bushcraft Berkey Royal Doulton

This video shows how to make and use the home made Berkey type water filtration system. This one is made for less than $35 in parts and you will see that it will turn the nastiest of Oklahoma water in to clean SAFE drinking water in a reasonable amount of time. This system is NOT super fast (yet…give me time) but it will clean 5 gallons of drinking water in about 24 hours (Website says 14 per day) . I believe that I may have figured out how to speed that up to 5 gallons in an hour or so, stop back and see it I make that work. This works GREAT and is SOOO much cheaper than the store bought systems that do the same thing.

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Berkey Travel Water Filtration System Review and Test

Berkey Travel Water Filtration System Review and Test

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Compact Travel Berkey Water Filtration System

Years ago, before we developed the Travel Berkey water filter, before we offered different size systems, we were always asked why we did not offer a system that was smaller. Our customers pointed out the benefits this more compact size would offer. After much research and customer feedback we developed the Travel Berkey water filter to meet our customers’ needs. Because of its smaller more compact size, this water filter system is the ideal unit for traveling or for use in areas where counter top space is at a premium like motorhomes, motels or efficiency apartments. It easily fits into a suitcase or even an airline carry-on bag when traveling. The Travel Berkey’s ability to accept up to two filters makes it able to provide drinking water for small groups of people or smaller families of up to four people. The Travel Berkey lid as well as the upper and lower containers are all made of a high grade, durable stainless steel that is engineered to last a lifetime. This water filter system comes with everything you need to start purifying your drinking water within minutes of assembly including easy to set up instructions with no tools or special knowledge required. The tried and true stainless steel container material provides an easy to clean surface that does not allow contaminants to permeate the container. This ultra-hard smooth construction offers the benefits of resisting stubborn lime and water scale buildup, making it much easier to maintain than filter housings made of other materials.

The Travel Berkey is the perfect size!
Price: $228.00

Key Features: Two Black Berkey purifier filters (will produce approximately 6000 gallons of drinking water before needing to be replaced) Produces up to 2.75 gallons of filtered drinking water per hour 7.5″D x 18″H 6 Lbs. Dry High quality stainless steel container Easy flow spigot Knob for lid Complete assembly and maintenance instructions Compatible with the Berkey PF2 Fluoride filter

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Make Sure Your Water Is Safe To Drink.