This listing is for the Crown Berkey System (included 2 black Purifiers) and 2x PF-2 Fluoride Filters. If you require further info regarding this listing, contact 0333 322 0902. Want to know how much water is left in your Berkey system without having to open the lid every time? Then check our other listings for the "Sight Glass Spigot". Which Berkey System is for me?
LPH=Liters Per Hour / L=Litres. (the above are estimated figures). Purifies more than 24 liters per hour. Comes equipped with 2 Black Berkey filters. A storage capacity of 22 liters.
Expandable to 8 Black Berkey filters. 11"D x 31"H. High quality stainless steel container. Complete assembly and maintenance instructions.
Compatible with the Berkey PF-2 Fluoride Filters. Two Black Berkey Purification Elements. Produces up to 6.5 gallons of purified drinking water per hour. With four Black Berkey Purification Elements. Produces up to 13 gallons of purified drinking water per hour. With six Black Berkey Purification Elements.
Produces up to 16.5 gallons of purified drinking water per hour. With eight Black Berkey Purification Elements. Produces up to 26 gallons of purified drinking water per hour. Below is a chart that compares the Berkey Water Filter to other commercially available household water filters. PER GALLON "COST OF USE".
TOTAL COST FOR 6000 GALLONS. YES With the add on Berkey PF-2. This system comes standard with two Black Berkey Purification Elements but can be expanded up to 4, 6, or 8 elements. The Crown Berkey system is our largest system and is ideal for large groups at home, churches, hospitals, outdoor activities, and during unexpected emergencies. Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel. Storage capacity of about 6 gallons (22.7 liters). Upper chamber nests within lower chamber for transport and stands only 20 in height. Maximum Filters: 8 Black Berkey Purification Elements (in upper chamber). System includes upper and lower stainless steel chamber, 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements (expandable to 4, 6, or 8), 1 stainless steel lid, 1 spigot, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button, 2 blocking plugs, 1 rubber gasket to protect the base. Height when in use: 30. For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 6-12 people. Fully configured, this system can serve up to 300-625 people a day, during an emergency. Configured with 2 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Crown Berkey system can purify up to 6.5 gallons (24.6 liters) of purified water per hour. Configured with 8 Black Berkey Purification Elements, the Crown Berkey system can purify up to 26 gallons (98.4 liters) of purified water per hour. Up to 8 PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters can be installed in the lower chamber if desired. TURBIDITY FLOW RATE TEST[J]. The Crown Berkey is our largest purifier model and is ideal for use with very large sized groups (40-150 people) at home, churches, hospitals and orphanages. Disaster and Emergency Push Demand. The Crown Berkey water filter system was created out of necessity. Prior to the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001, Berkey concentrated on the filtering needs of mostly families and groups of people desiring a means of producing purified drinking water. These times seemed somehow more secure and stable. People were confident in the ability of our most sacred municipalities to meet our basic needs like drinking water. Post 9/11, the mood of the entire world changed; these changes dictated a need for a different water filter than Berkey had provided in the past. The need for a water purification system capable of taking raw, untreated water from outside sources and producing purified, good tasting drinking water for masses of people left without safe municipal supplies became a common request. The customer looking to shop for a filter that met this demand was the reason we developed the Crown Berkey water filter system. We built on the three known factors we discovered while developing the Imperial Berkey. First, the upper container height was increased for the Crown. This added height produced the increased pressure that was needed to push higher volumes of water through the Black Berkey purification elements. Secondly, the diameter of the Crown Berkey water filter was increased in order to increase the number of filters to eight. This larger number of filters produced a 33% increase in filtering surface area over the Imperial. Lastly, we increased the height and diameter of the lower water storage container.
This new container held a full six gallons of purified drinking water, making it large enough to sustain water levels during peak usage demands. We discovered during earlier tests that drinking water needs came in waves and a larger storage container was needed to prevent the Crown Berkey water filter from running dry during these times.
By comparison, Berkey water filters outperform commercially available water filters from both the portable and household water filter categories. Take a look at these Berkey water filter comparison charts and you can see for yourself that Berkey outperforms the competition in almost every category. Households across America trust water filters manufactured by Berkey.
Water filter comparison should encompass more than initial retail cost. When researching water filter systems, you will immediately find that most of them only qualify as filters. Water filters last 10 times longer than our competition and are so powerful that they even remove viruses.
This ability to filter viruses qualifies our water filters as water purifiers. Side by side, the long-lasting Black Berkey is available at the best price. Berkey water filters rise to the top of all charts that compare water filter systems. With Berkey, you get a quality filter that surpasses standards for filtering out pathogenic bacteria and viruses listed in the Water and Purification Standard used by the Army. For the best filtration at the best price, Berkey water filters have no competition.
Add the dependability of our filtration systems to the flexibility to use them under a wide range of situations and environments and it is easy to see why so many people already turn to Berkey for their water filtration needs. Frequently Asked Questions about Berkey Water Filters. When do I need to replace the Black Berkey filter elements in my system? Use one of the 2 methods below. Take the number of Black Berkey.
This number represents how many days your filter will effectively treat your water before needing to replace them. As a reminder, with a permanent marker write the date that you calculated the need for Berkey replacement filters on the bottom of your unit. Example: If you have a 2 filter Big Berkey and your used 4 gallons of water per day.
All of our Berkey water filter systems have the exact same filter elements inside, so all produce the same quality of water. As you upgrade to larger units, the capacity and flow rate becomes higher. This gives them the ability to provide drinking water for larger groups of people. The Big Berkey is our most popular model because it produces enough water for 8-16 persons and still compact enough to be portable, making the Big Berkey ideally suited for most of our customer's needs.
The Big Berkey was also the first water filter model offered by Berkey. Over time the Big Berkey has accumulated a huge following in the missionary and emergency relief organization field.
We are on well water. Do we need to add the PF-2 filter elements? The Berkey fluoride reduction filters. Should only be used if you are on city water, you have confirmed with your city that they are adding fluoride to the water and you want to remove the fluoride. The PF-2 elements are not needed if you are on spring water.
What are the basic differences between the Berkey Light and the stainless steel systems? Model is designed for outdoor use therefore it is about three pounds lighter in weight than the equivalent capacity of our stainless steel system. This is the only difference, all Berkey models produce the same high quality purified water. The Travel Berkey system is also designed for outdoor use and is the smallest of the stainless steel systems.
It is compact enough to fit inside a portable suitcase, because unlike the Berkey Light system, the upper chamber nests within the lower chamber during travel. This is the preferred system when mobility is a primary issue. The four multi use filter systems are designed for indoor, everyday use so they are heavier and larger than the above systems but these systems can also be used outdoors or during unexpected emergencies when a source of potable water may not be available. I have been using my system for about 6 months and the flow rate has slowed down considerably.
What typically causes the filters to drip slowly is turbidity and sediment clogging the micro-pores of the elements. Simply remove the elements from your system, and clean the Black Berkey element by scrubbing the exterior of each element under running water with a green scrub pad 3M or ScotchBrite brand, etc. Its simple to do and takes less than a minute per element. Many news stations have reported that pharmaceuticals have been found in the water of many cities in the U. Do the Black Berkey elements remove drugs from the water? There are simply too many varieties of pharmaceuticals that could end up in drinking water. "Too many" means that it is impossible for Berkey to test for them all.
Food coloring for every gallon of water within your upper chamber. If the food coloring is removed entirely, your system is working properly. If not, make sure the wing nuts on the filters are securely tightened then re-run the test. If you have the PF-2 fluoride filters installed, remove them prior to performing the red dye test.
NOTE: Red food colouring works well in USA as it contains artificial ingredients where as some other food dyes do not. However the red food colouring available in the USA is actually banned for sale in the EU due to the artificial ingredients.
So you will need to use a specific red food colouring dye. Do not use gel based food colouring, and ensure it does not have any added sugar, glucose and thickeners. Another thing you can try is blowing air through the purifiers (where the water drips out from).
If you feel a lot of resistance, then this means the filter is tightly sealed to the plastic tip as it should be. But if you don't, then you will notice the air coming out from the sides of where the plastic meets the filter media. This will mean the adhesive has come loose and the purifiers will not function correctly. Instead, I think I received an extra black washer in the box. The instructions say to use the tan colored priming button. Please check in the box which held your Black Berkey filters. The box should contain two elements. Attached to each element should be a black rubber washer and a wing nut. Also in the box, should be what could look like another single black rubber washer. This is your priming button. It is thicker than the washers and the center hole is smaller. Do the PF-2 elements replace the Black Berkey elements?
The Black Berkey filter elements and the Berkey fluoride reduction elements. Are used together at the same time. The top of the PF-2 elements screw onto the bottom of the Black Berkey elements (similar to installing a light bulb).
I installed my Berkey PF-2 elements but my water is a bit cloudy, and why does it have a bad taste? Insufficient conditioning (priming) of the Berkey Fluoride. Elements may result in an undesirable taste and/or cloudiness in the water.
I have a water softener installed in our house, can I filter that water through my Berkey? Some people do, but we do not recommend it.
The Berkey water filter systems can make chlorinated pool water safe for consumption. However, keep in mind that such a use will cause the elements to wear faster. So, you should only do so in case of emergency. Which of the three methods of water filtration, reverse osmosis, distillation or Berkey purification is the healthiest for drinking purposes? With respect to the healthfulness of the water, most health experts that are up to date on current research are no longer recommending drinking RO or distilled water on a long-term basis because these methods remove all the beneficial minerals from the water making the water an acidic "hypotonic" solution. A chemist will tell you that any time a hypotonic (de-mineralized) solution comes into contact with a "hypertonic" (mineralized) solution, the minerals within the hypertonic solution will transfer out and into the hypotonic solution until equilibrium is achieved. What this means is simply that when one drinks hypotonic water, the minerals in the blood and lymphatic system, which are hypertonic, transfer into the hypotonic RO or distilled water that is consumed and the minerals are flushed out of the body upon urination. In an effort to re-mineralize, the blood and lymphatic systems then begin to scavenge for minerals from other parts of the body, such as bones and other organs, and this process repeats itself every time de-mineralized hypotonic water is re-consumed. Several studies suggest that people who drink de-mineralized water (hypotonic) over a long period of time tend to be more prone to degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis. Berkey purification systems do not remove the beneficial minerals from the water but they do extract harmful heavy metals such as lead and mercury as well as sedimentary minerals such as iron oxide. Therefore, the TDS (total dissolved solids) reading will not typically change much unless there are a lot of heavy metals or sedimentary minerals in the source water. With respect to maintenance, how does reverse osmosis, distillation and Berkey purifier systems compare? All Berkey models are easy to disassemble and clean.
The lower chamber should be cleaned by hand in dishwater once a month. The Black Berkey elements may need to be cleaned typically after 6-12 months of use. Distillation systems remove minerals from the drinking water.
These minerals build up on the surface of the container and need to be soaked and cleaned with a 50/50 vinegar solution to remove the scale. Reverse osmosis systems can have up to four filter elements, with each needing to be changed at differing intervals from four months up to two years. This requires that the water pressure be shut off and part or all of the system to be disassembled for maintenance. Additionally, the bladder tank should be washed with a chlorine solution at six-month intervals to kill any colonizing bacteria. What is the pathological removal capability of a reverse osmosis system vs.
Reverse Osmosis does not remove pathogenic bacteria and that is why it is often necessary to add an additional UV light to the system. However, the UV sometimes does not kill all the bacteria because any turbidity in the water can create shaded spots preventing some bacteria from being exposed. Typically, the UV is installed before the bladder tank, however, it is in the bladder tank that bacteria usually colonize. Therefore, if the bladder tank is not sterilized on a regular basis, it becomes a source for bacteriological contamination that is never exposed to UV.
Additionally, the carcasses of the dead bacteria remain within the drinking water with an RO system whereas they are removed by the Black Berkey filters. With respect to cost, how does reverse osmosis, distillation and Berkey systems compare? With respect to upfront cost, RO systems typically are the most expensive due to the cost of the system and the additional expense to have the system plumbed in. Next in cost would be a distillation unit. A Berkey system will typically be the least expensive of the three. With respect to cost per gallon of water, calculated upon the cost per gallon for replacement filters and energy costs, distillation systems and RO systems properly maintained typically cost between 35-65 cents per gallon. A Berkey system typically costs about 1.6 cents per gallon. What is the difference between the Black Berkey purification filters and the white Ceramic filters? Let us start by giving you brief history about Berkey. Berkey is the original North American distributor for British Berkefeld, a company who makes the finest ceramic water filter available.
This filter gives you all of the benefits of the ceramic filter with the added abilities mentioned above. Black Berkey purification element significantly raised the bar to a level that no other gravity flow water filters are currently able to attain. Are the filtering elements in the SportBottle as effective as the Black Berkey purification elements? Yes, the replaceable filter in the Sport Berkey is made of the same material and has the same ionic properties as the larger and longer lasting Black Berkey filter element found in all of our larger Berkey water filter models. How to assemble and Prime your filters IMPORTANT! PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water. Fluoride: Sodium Fluoride, Sodium Fluorosilicate, Fluorosilicic Acid (aka Hydrofluorosilic Acid). Arsenic: V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III. Other residual heavy metal ions.
Made from safe, non-leaching Polypropolene #5 that is BPA-free. PF-2 Fluoride and Arsenic reduction Filters are designed to be used in conjunction with the Black Berkey Purification Elements only. Attach to the bottom of the Black Berkey Elements and sit in the lower chamber of the Berkey unit.
Number of PF-2s in the bottom chamber must match the number of Black Berkey Purification Elements in the top chamber; for example, 4 Black Berkey Purification elements would require 4 PF-2 Filters. Set of 2 PF-2 Filters need replacement after 1000 gallons of use. The only countries in Europe that continue to fluoridate their water are Ireland & parts of England and Spain. Fluoride is naturally present in most drinking water in England and Wales.
See map for levels of fluoride in UK. Or detailed maps of worldwide fluoridation.
Ireland is the only country in Europe that mandates the addition of fluoride to drinking water. In all other European countries fluoridation has been banned or was never implemented.
See the following links for more information about the hazards of water fluoridation. Irish Independent article on fluoridation. Berkey PF-2 reduction elements are especially designed for use in conjunction with the Black Berkey water filters. To adsorb the following unwanted elements found in drinking water. Arsenic V and pre-oxidized Arsenic III. The number of PF-2's must always correspond with the number of Black Berkey filters installed in the upper chamber. For example: 4 Black Berkeys (2 sets of 2) would require 4 PF-2s (2 sets of 2), and so on.
The PF-2 shell is made from safe, non-leaching Polypropylene #5, this is a BPA-Free plastic and is used for food containers such as ketchup bottles and yogurt containers. PF-2 filters reduce filtration flow rate by 15-20%. Do not boil the PF-2 filters. Berkey Fluoride Filter (Set of 2). The Berkey water filter fluoride reduction elements work by adding the ability to remove the contaminants listed below. When threaded directly onto the Black Berkey® purification elements the fluoride reduction element is an effective way to take control of targeted harmful contaminants in your drinking water. These fluoride water filters work as a post filter to the Black Berkey and is compatible with all Berkey water filter systems.
Effectively reduces the following water contaminants. Pre-oxidized Arsenic III and Arsenic V. Filtering Fluoride From Your Drinking Water Controversy. The Berkey fluoride water filter uses a time tested method that was developed to reduce fluoride in your drinking water.
Berkey developed this filter to address the concerns of the many who find the practice of adding fluoride to drinking water questionable or unacceptable. Fluoride has been deliberately added to many municipal water supplies since the 1950's.
This common practice is now becoming more controversial to say the least. New reports and studies about the harmful effects of adding fluoride to drinking water are emerging. The health and hygiene benefits of applying fluoride directly to the surface of teeth are a well known and seldom disputed. The dispute begins with fluoride that has been added to drinking water only comes in contact with the teeth for a very short amount of time and in a very diluted form. After this contact the fluoride is than swallowed and the human body is subject to the well known ill effects of the fluoride compound for hours after ingestion. Critics claim that in this age of high fluoride tooth pastes that are correctly applied directly to the surface of the tooth, the benefits of fluoride in the water supply are negligible and quite possibly unnecessary. Berkey fluoride water filter allows you to make this decision about your health for yourself by reducing the amount of fluoride in your water by 95%.
REPLACEMENT: It is recommended that each set of two Berkey PF-2 fluoride water filters should be replaced after 1,000 gallons (3,785 liters). Example: If you had a Big Berkey system (2 gallon capacity) and you refilled the system 2 times per day, you would be using 4 gallons of water per day.
High levels of arsenic, fluoride and certain heavy metals may negatively affect the efficiency and capacity of the PF-2 elements. REMEMBER: Turn for a total of 8 revolutions, no more as it will damage the filters. If this is the case we will inform you and invoice the difference. The item "Complete Crown Berkey Water System, +2 black purifiers + 2 PF-2 Fluoride filter" is in sale since Friday, May 15, 2015. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Appliances\Small Kitchen Appliances\Water Purification\Water Filters". The seller is "berkey-purifiers-uk" and is located in London . This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Model: Crown
- Modified Item: No
- Colour: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Custom Bundle: No
- Filtration Method: Carbon/Charcoal
- Type: Water Filter
- MPN: CRN8X2 & PF-2
- Number of Filtrations: 2
- Room: Kitchen
- Brand: Berkey