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". This listing is for the Crown Berkey System (included 2 black Purifiers). If you require further info regarding this listing, contact 0333 322 0902.
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.
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.
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.
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. World events since 9/11 have reaffirmed the need for a filter like the Crown Berkey.
Events like Hurricane Katrina which left thousands without treated drinking water and the tsunami disaster in Japan saw great suffering that in some cases was alleviated because of water filtering systems provided by Berkey. The Crown Berkey water filter system is our largest model and was designed to provide for large groups like those found in hospitals, churches and orphanages. The Crown comes with everything you will need to start producing purified drinking water minutes after assembly. It takes only 10-15 minutes to assemble and requires no special knowledge or tools. 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.
Use one of the 2 methods below. Take the number of Black Berkey. Filtering elements in your system and multiply it by 3,000.
This number will be the (Total Use) in gallons. Then simply divide the (Total Life) by the (Total Use). 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. You would multiply 2 (#of filters) by 3000 = 6000 (Total Life), then divide 6000 by 4 (total use) = 1500 days the filters will last, That's a little over 4 years!
Is our most popular system. 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. This large following of dedicated users has produced much press making it a popular choice. Use the recommendations information on our Berkey Filter Model's. Page to determine the specific filter that best matches your water filtering situation. 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. Do I need to replace the filters? Unlike other filtration elements, the Black Berkey filters. 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. However, we do know from testing, that the purification process used by the Black Berkey filters remove more pollutants than any other system available on the market today. I just started using my Berkey purifier system but it is hardly filtering any water at all. Typically the problem you are experiencing is due to high water tension, which prevents the air from purging from the micro pores of the new filtering elements.
Included with your Black Berkey filters is a priming button and priming instructions. Take out the Black Berkey filters, prime, and re-install. Is there a way to test my Berkey purifier system to make sure it is working properly? You can test the Black Berkey. Filter elements by filling the upper chamber with water, and then adding a teaspoon of artificial.
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 PF-2 elements are secure. 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. The odd taste is from process dust that may not have been washed free from the filters during the conditioning process. Please remove the PF-2 elements and prime them again for no less than 60 seconds (longer may be needed) on both ends. This should expel any residual process dust and fix the problem. Can I filter sea (salt) water through my Berkey system? The concentration of salt in sea water will more than likely ruin the elements fairly quickly. 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. It is best if you put water in your Berkey that has not gone through your water softener (the excess salt will likely shorten the life of the elements).
In case of an emergency, can I take water from our pool and filter it with my Berkey system? Will all the chlorine be removed? 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.
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. These ceramic filters are excellent at removing harmful bacteria from sediment heavy, contaminated drinking water.
If this is the case we will inform you and invoice the difference. The item "Crown Berkey Water Filter +2 Black purifiers Filtration System Stainless Steel" 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.
- Model: Crown Berkey
- Modified Item: No
- Colour: Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Custom Bundle: No
- Filtration Method: Carbon/Charcoal
- Main Colour: Silver
- Non-Domestic Product: No
- Type: Portable/Travel Filter
- MPN: CRN8X2-BB
- Number of Filtrations: 2
- Room: Kitchen
- Brand: Berkey