Good day folks, Rod from My Water Filter here today, and we will discuss the range of Berkey Stainless Steel Gravity Water Filtration Systems.
About the Product
This product is made from stainless steel in the U.S.A. It is great if you want to pack it up and take it with you. They're very, very strong in the sense that they will not get broken around in the back of the car if you're going camping or something like that. The cartridges and everything to do with these systems are very well tested and certified, creating the best water from these filters.
Simple and Easy to Use
They are very easy to use. The tanks just sit inside one another, and the cartridges are very simple. All these gravity filtered systems are similar, and the cartridges bolt in and out very easy. Right from the small sports bottle at the bottom, you will just screw the bottom off so you can have a quick look. This product's cartridge is the type that you could put water in from a stream if you're out running and needed to do so with confidence that viruses, bacteria, and stuff are covered. They range from the smallest little Berkey called the Travel Berkey, which is around 1.5 gallon mark or 5.5 litres and the Crown that's a 22.5 litre. It's great for the family and if you need a lot of water from a gravity filtration system.
What You Need to Know
When you look at the top of these systems, you will find they have a multitude of holes, so they generally hold two Black Berkey Cartridges. These are the most common, but they will take more cartridges. So if you've gone for this big system, if you've got a family picnic or you're away camping, whatever it is, and you want to be making lots of water, then this might be the one for you. If you ever look underneath the holes available for cartridges, then you will find about eight different holes in these. You don't have to fill all the holes up with the Black Berkey Cartridges. This product has black plugs and also comes with these great quality plugs that screw apart. It also has a couple of washers there which is a great way to block up the holes rather than just the black plug which are the Black Berkey Cartridges.
Famous and Long-lasting
They are world-renowned and have been around for a long time. People like preppers or camping adventurers love these products and talk about how great they are. People who might think that they need to create water on demand instantly on occasion can just pull this out of the cupboard and put the cartridges in. So if the water went bad in your district, and all of a sudden you needed to be in damage control and get water to the family, this could always be sitting in the cupboard for years because these cartridges would store for years.
Tested and Proven Effective
Test results for this product say that it filters greater than 99.999% viruses which means it exceeds purification standards. Same removal rate results for bugs, bacteria, pharmaceutically tested 99.5%, trihalomethanes 99.8%, inorganics, pesticides, they're all on here. Heavy metals 99% removal rate and Radiological contaminants. Arsenic and fluoride don't get removed by this cartridge so much but if you are on government skim water and there's fluoride in the water, as these cartridges are bolted on the top, there's always a thread that hangs down into the bottom tank. That's when you can get the PF2 fluoride arsenic removal cartridges for these black Berkey's. They have a thread on the end, a hole on the other, and this cartridge here just screws onto the bottom of the thread hanging from the cartridge in the top tank. As the water slowly filters down, it removes all the impurities and bugs, bacteria that could be in the water on the top. And then as it comes down through this cartridge, it will pull out the arsenic and fluoride, and you'll have quality drinking water sitting in the bottom of that tank.
What to Remember
The plugs, cartridges, and others are obviously in the top tank where the water goes. Then the water will flow down into the bottom tank. They don't have an immediate seal around the middle, and the top tank's not sitting inside of the bottom tank like the ceramics do. Once the bottom tank's full, you are good to go and you don't need to apply any more water to the top tank, or else, you might have some water seep out around the middle centre joint.
What you can do when this happens, is use the Berkey Sight Glass which is available to go on any of the Berkey ranges. It's like stainless steel on the outside and has a glass centre core. You have your tap, your spigot, and then the Berkey Sight Glass onto the back. And basically, you just install these the same way as you do with the spigot. There's also a sticky plug on the top to lock them in place there. But when you have this glass, you can just tell how much water's in it in an instant. So whatever height the water's going to be in the bottom tank, that's the height of the water that's going to be in this sight glass. So if you go two inches down from the top here, you know can put two inches of water in the top tank. If this is half full, you know you can fill half your top tank. Always put the volume of water in the top tank that will filter down and filter and be in the bottom tank.
We've looked for stainless steel products all over the country, all over the world. We've brought these from the USA, so we know that they're well tested. They're not going to rust out on you, and nothing's going to go wrong. You know, just in case some of it did go wrong, you're backed by My Water Filter and Berkey World Class Company. If this is the type of thing that you're looking for, if this is what you need, then jump on the site and have a look, give us a yell. Good luck!