Filter Life: Up to 3,000 gallons per filter element
Holding Capacity: 3.25 Gallons
High Grade 304 Stainless Steel
The versatile Royal Berkey system is the ideal system for use at home with large families, travel, outdoor activities or during unexpected emergencies. This powerful system purifies both treated water and untreated raw water from such sources as remote lakes, streams, stagnant ponds and water supplies in foreign countries, where regulations may be substandard at best. Perfect for outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available. The Royal Berkey system removes pathogenic bacteria, cysts and parasites entirely and extracts harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, VOCs, organic solvents, radon 222 and trihalomethanes. It also reduces nitrates, nitrites and unhealthy minerals such as lead and mercury. This system is so powerful it can remove red food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance. Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel, the system comes complete with two purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances. This system has a storage capacity of about 3.25 gallons (12.3 liters) and when in use it stands 23" in height with a diameter of 9.5". The upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 15.25" in height. Configured with two Black Berkey purification elements the system will purify up to 4 Gallons (15.1 liters) per hour. This system can be expanded to use four purification elements and is capable of purifying up to 8 Gallons (30.3 liters) per hour.
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Problems with order.., problems with instructions. Searched around for a monetary deal in savings, so ordered this product from dealer with 2 extra black filters, i.e., to total 4 black filters.., but only got 2 black filters, and 2 white filters.., the latter of which are useless in my area. Talked with manufacturer rep, and they told me to contact Amazon, and did so. Amazon fairly, and quickly resolved the issue, (to their credit), but lost seven dollars in that resolution as I could not remember the actual price of 2 black filters. Ok.., so I now have 2 black filters, and 2 white filters with $100.00 restored to my bank account. So now I can order 2 black filters when I save up for the seven dollars, (lost in the deal), I still need in order to be made whole. (lol). The cost of sending the useless white filters back from Alaska to the Continental States is just wacked. The dealer I chose was not really easy to reach, but the good people at Amazon, (in the Philippines), did...
We have a water softener and have decided to only turn it on for washing in order to reduce our salt consumption. This requires finding a filtration system, because we have very hard water. After researching the various options, we decided the Berkey system suited our purposes best. Our primary reasons were: 1) We're renters and we didn't want to modify the appliances (e.g. under sink unit). 2) Affordable The Berkey admirably fit this bill, and comes with a very desirable bonus: doubles as an emergency water source.
We have found the Berkey to function as advertised, including removing the red food coloring from the water, although we have not attempted to use it to filter pathogen-filled water. I wondered why the filter could be such high quality for the price? (Replacement filters are $100 for two and need replacement about every 10 years.) The reasons are (1) they work on gravity and are therefore slow (you don't just pour a gallon of water in and...
I have to tell you, I was hesitant given the price. What I was looking for was an easy to maintain (100% score!), counter top friendly (100% score!) water purification unit, this is a great item. Coffee now tastes like coffee, gone is the bitter, off flavor. We keep a pitcher in the refrigerator, the kids drink it and don't make faces any more, they actually ASK for water at meals instead of soda pop, go figure. The dog doesn't turn up her nose either. Highly recommend for every day use, or if you have prepper leanings. It is easy to assemble (the white gasket goes on the outside), priming the water filters was, slow, but necessary, don't scrimp on this step. I have wanted one for years and after a week am kicking myself for not purchasing this years ago.
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