Help Me Choose A Berkey Filtration System
Threatened by the Berkey choice? Try not to be! It’s in reality quite straight forward once you comprehend the nuts and bolts. We’ll update you quick with these 3 simple advances
Stage 1: Understanding the Berkey Gravity Filtration System
Berkey water channel frameworks have an upper and a lower chamber and work by means of gravity like a Brita, Pur, or Zerowater. Your source water (tap, well, lake, waterway, and so forth) is filled the upper chamber where it gets constrained through the channels by means of gravity, advancing into the lower, “purged water” chamber.
The Berkey contrast is an aftereffect of it’s unrivaled channel fixings and the broadened time each water bead is in contact with the channels. This takes into consideration superior filtration comes about that other channel frameworks basically can’t coordinate.
These are ledge frameworks just, beginning from the littlest Travel Berkey at 1.5 gallons (17″ stature) to the biggest Crown Berkey at 6 gallons (30″ tallness). The interior filtration components, the Black Berkeys and the PF-2 fluoride channels (joins list the contaminants expelled), work in any of the framework lodging models we offer. This enables you to accomplish a similar superb filtration comes about for any size you pick.
There are 6 framework sizes altogether (beneath), and all frameworks come standard with 2 of our dark berkey channels in the upper chamber. Bigger frameworks have the ability to suit more upper and lower chamber channels in this way expanding the speed of filtration.
|System||Holding Capacity||Fully Expanded||Flow Rate @ Full Expansion|
|Travel Berkey||~ 1.5 Gallons||2 Elements(Filters)||~ 2.75 Gallons / Hr|
|Berkey Light||~ 2.75 Gallons||4 Elements(Filters)||~ 7.5 Gallons / Hr|
|Big Berkey||~ 2.25 Gallons||4 Elements(Filters)||~ 7.0 Gallons / Hr|
|Royal Berkey||~ 3.25 Gallons||4 Elements(Filters)||~ 8.0 Gallons / Hr|
|Imperial Berkey||~ 4.5 Gallons||6 Elements(Filters)||~ 16.5 Gallons / Hr|
|Crown Berkey||~ 6.0 Gallons||8 Elements(Filters)||~ 26.0 Gallons / Hr|
All frameworks come standard with 2 channels (go berkey avoided), spoke to by the shaded blue circle. White gaps are quit utilizing blocking plugs (these come standard with your framework), and extra channels can be embedded into these.
The lineup gives a case of how the channels stack up against each other as far as tallness. The 1 quart stainless Go Berkey framework and the Sport Berkey versatile channel are appeared on the right.
Stage 2: Choosing a Berkey Water Filter Size
The brilliant control for picking a size is that greater is typically better on the off chance that you have the room in your home (kitchen counter, table, plant stand) or storage room. Put just, the bigger the framework, the less regularly you have to refill it, which at last converts into comfort.
What’s more, the higher water volume in the upper chamber builds the weight that is put on the channels pushing water through the channels quicker while as yet keeping up a similar astounding filtration comes about.
The distinctions in cost between the different lodging sizes is little when you consider that you will utilize a similar lodging for 10-20+ years. Accepting a man drinks 8 eight ounce glasses of water/day, they will devour around 64 ounces/day (1/2 gallon). In the event that you intend to utilize the framework for cooking, you would likewise need to consider when estimating.
Here are some measuring rules:
Travel Berkey (1.5g) ~ 1-3 ppl
Enormous Berkey (2.25g) ~ 1-4 ppl
Berkey Light (2.75g) ~ 2-5 ppl
Imperial Berkey (3.25g) ~ 2-6 ppl
Magnificent Berkey (4.5g) ~ 4-8+ ppl
Crown Berkey (6g) ~ 6-12+ ppl
* Black Berkey last approx 6000 gallons for an arrangement of 2
* Berkey Earth Ceramic Filters last approx 6000 gallons for each arrangement of 2
* Older Super Sterasyl Ceramics last approx 1200 gallons for every arrangement of 2, or a half year, whichever starts things out. (We never again offer these channels and they’ve been supplanted by the Berkey Earth Filters)
Lower Chamber Filters (Fluoride and Arsenic Removal)
The lower chamber channels are alluded to as PF channels. PF = Post Filtration. There are 2 kinds of PF channels. The PF-2’s are particularly intended to work with the Black Berkeys, and the PF-4’s are planned particularly to work with the Ceramic Filters. The PF channels are effortlessly introduced by screwing them onto the stem of the upper chamber components with the goal that they hang down into the lower council of any multi-channel Berkey Water Filter framework.
PF channels are discretionary. In the event that your region adds fluoride to your water, at that point including the PF-2 Filters onto your Black Berkeys or PF-4’s to your Berkey Earths would be the decision to make.
* PF-2 Filters (Black Berkeys) last 1000 Gallons for each arrangement of 2
* PF-4 Filters (Berkey Earth or white Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filters) most recent a half year
Step 3: Choosing Your Berkey Filters
Upper Chamber Filters
As mentioned above, all Berkey Water Filter systems require 2 upper chamber filters to operate and these come standard with each system purchase (2 Black Berkey filters). Increasing the amount of filters utilized in the upper chamber will not improve filtration quality, but will increase filtration speed and the volume of water that can be filtered.
For example, increasing from 2 Black Berkey elements to 4 Black Berkey elements will approximately double your filtration speed and double the amount of total life volume that can be filtered; 6000 total gallons up to 12000 total gallons.
The Black Berkey filters are our flagship filters, removing contaminants to the highest of degrees, and are available with all of our systems. The Black Berkey’s also meet high ANSI/NSF log 7 standards as water purifiers and show off their prowess by being able to remove red food coloring from water.
We also now carry the brand new Berkey Earth ceramic filters. (Released Dec. 2015) These are designed to be the best ceramic filters on the market, providing Berkey quality at a lower price point. They are only available with the Berkey Light BPA-free plastic system.
The 3 primary advantages of the Black Berkeys over the Berkey Earths is the Black Berkey’s ability to remove viruses, a faster filtration rate, and a lower long-term cost for removing fluoride as they utilize the more cost-efficient PF-2 filter in the lower chamber. For a more detailed comparison of the Black Berkeys and the Berkey Earth Filters, please see the Berkey Earth filters.
* Black Berkey last approx 6000 gallons for a set of 2
* Berkey Earth Ceramic Filters last approx 6000 gallons per set of 2
* Older Super Sterasyl Ceramics last approx 1200 gallons per set of 2, or 6 months, whichever comes first. (We no longer sell these filters and they’ve been replaced by the Berkey Earth Filters)
Lower Chamber Filters (Fluoride and Arsenic Removal)
The lower chamber filters are referred to as PF filters. PF = Post Filtration. There are 2 types of PF filters. The PF-2’s are specifically designed to work with the Black Berkeys, and the PF-4’s are designed specifically to work with the Ceramic Filters. The PF filters are easily installed by screwing them onto the stem of the upper chamber elements so that they hang down into the lower chamber of any multi-filter Berkey Water Filter system.
PF filters are optional. If your municipality adds fluoride to your water, then adding the PF-2 Filters onto your Black Berkeys or PF-4’s to your Berkey Earths would be the choice to make.
* PF-2 Filters (Black Berkeys) last 1000 Gallons per set of 2
* PF-4 Filters (Berkey Earth or white Super Sterasyl Ceramic Filters) last 6 months