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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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!
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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We updated our Old PUR Basic to the New PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System. We had to change our nice pull out faucet since the adapters did not work with the aerator connections. Think twice when your buying a nice pull out faucet and if you want to keep your PUR at the same time.
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Changing your water filter regularly is crucial when it comes to removing contaminants, because a clean filter means clean water. It is recommended that faucet filters be replaced every 100 gallons or every three months to maintain maximum contaminant removal.
Dimensions: 6.75W x 2.875H x 5.25L
Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty
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This filter has been working without problem except for a minor issue talked about in the video. Even if you filter your water for inside AND outside use with a 2 person household, it would be hard to approach the 600,000 gallon limit. You don’t need much more than this to have clean water. If you have 4 people in a home, I recommend bypassing your plumbing so that water is only filtered for inside use.
Do not buy into soft water filtration unless you have very very hard water and avoid using RO water for drinking. Those units waste 10 time more water than they produce and demineralized water is the opposite of healthy anyway.
In most cases, chlorinated water poses no human health risks that so many people try to elicit. But for a piece of mind and to possibly make your life a little easier, simple whole home carbon filtration is the way to go.
If you are here probably you are entering the organic food world, but first, let’s go through one more time about the concept of organics;
‘Organic food is the product of a farming system which avoids the use of man-made fertilizers, pesticides; growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. “
What we know about organics is that they are safer, possibly more nutritious, and often better tasting than non-organic food. They also say organic production is better for the environment and kinder to animals. But not everything is flowers, and unfortunately, the organic food price can be very salty if you know what I mean. What many people are doing to be able to make organic food part of their lives is planting their organic garden themselves.
Organic gardening means you won’t use synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, and that includes the chemicals and contaminants that can contaminate your garden thought common water irrigation. I bet you haven’t thought of that, right? You must be thinking about what to do now, well, we have an easy and cheap solution for you: install a hose water filter!
Does water from the hose have chlorine?
If your water comes from a public sanitation system, it is possible to have chlorine in it, this chemical is very effective at eliminating harmful pathogens. That’s why most of the water suppliers use it.
Can you filter hose water?
Of course, you can! A hose filter can be attached to any conventional garden hose thread. You can use that water for irrigating your garden and organics and any other outdoor needs for cleaner water, you may also drink it if you want! The filter works by removing herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, chloramines, and chlorine.
Now that you know how to solve your problems, we are going to help you find your best hose water filter, the one with the best cost and efficiency.
Garden Hose Filter: 3/4 Inch Line water hose filter includes inline hose filter with 100 mesh and 40 mesh screen, extra 2 hose washers. Water hose inline filter connects to pressure washer inlet. Maximum pressure up to 80psi(551.58kpa), Minimum size of filtered particles: 450μ.
Powerful Functions: The garden hose attachment essential for household filtering sediment or impurities from faucets. The iron garden hose filter helps protect your pressure washer leaking from the waste water before they reach your pump pressure washer.
Easy to Install: Connect one end of the line water hose filter for garden hose to water inlet of your pressure washer or water faucet outside. Connect the garden hose on the other side of the fixture.
2 Mesh Screen: Our hose filter offer 2 mesh screen – 100 mesh and 40 mesh. we provide two kinds of filter screen for you to choose . Many other sellers offer only 40 mesh one that only can be captured some large debris.
MULTI-FILTRATION: Unlike the single filtration that other brands provide, our upgraded composite car wash filter contains superior resin, GAC and KDF. Several stages of filtration efficiently remove harmful elements such as chlorine, aluminum, cadmium, magnesium, iron, lead, mercury and other heavy metals, as well as sediments. This filtered water will better protect the paintwork of your car.
EFFICIENT CLEANING: The AQUACREST inline car wash water filter boosts the power of your detergent, and effectively reduces water spots caused by air-dried minerals after you wash your car or clean your yard. The result is saved time and effort. The 5-micron filter aperture can efficiently filter out impurities and produce quality water. The upgraded formula prolongs the filter’s service life and storage, thereby ensuring long-lasting, clean, and hygienic use.
MEETING YOUR OUTDOOR NEEDS: Professionally developed for outdoor cleaning, the filter is ideal for car washing, window washing, yard and fence cleaning. It also fits pressure washers. To save money, use this filter to wash your vehicle instead of relying on expensive car washing services. In addition, the upgraded filter is smaller and lighter than the traditional filter, so you won’t need a cart and activating resin. The filter is easy to use and can meet your daily needs.
ADDING HOSE PROTECTOR: The anti-kink flexible hose protector can prevent the water pipe joint from twisting. The result is smoother flowing water and a better filtration experience. The protector can also prevent the water pipe joint from damage and improve the service life of the filter, saving you money in the long run.
PERFECTLY FITTING YOUR EQUIPMENT AND LONG-LASTING SERVICE LIFE: The inline car wash filter fits any standard 3/4″ garden hose thread. The durable inline water filter can fully meet your outdoor water needs for 3 months. You’ll enjoy clean and fresh water while protecting the paintwork of your car and beautifying your yard.
The USA Adventure Gear Inline Garden hose filter is a cut above all other inline water filters. Here are the specs:
Highest Level Of Protection: USA Adventure Gear’s 3 in 1 inline water filter offers the highest level of protection from water impurities with 3 levels of protection. No other inline filter on the market offers this protection.
Most Filtering Capacity On the Market: While the competition inline filters last 3-4 months and less than 5000 gallons, Our 3 in 1 inline water filter last up to a year, or 25,000 gallons.
Use Fewer Filters: 4 of their filters equals 1 of ours: Eliminates excess waste.
Filter More Water At a Faster Rate: Filter up to 5 gallons per minute.
Better Protection. Better Tasting Water: Our 3 in 1 inline water filter provides great tasting water with greater peace of mind.
If you are a DIYer, check here how you can do it yourself and guarantee the safeness of your future food. Check out the Boogie Blue Hose Water Filter
John from Grow Your Own Greens will show how easily you can install an in-line water filter. In this episode you will learn about two different water filters that can be easily used for a drip irrigation system or to water your organic garden with your water hose.