Black Berkey® Purification Elements Assembly

The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are the leader of gravity-fed water purifiers. Each element is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing to be replaced; 2 elements in a Berkey® system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are sold as a set of two and can be […]

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Berkey Sight Glass™ Spigot

The Berkey Sight Glass™ Spigot allows instant reading of water levels in lower chambers of the Berkey® water purification systems. Our convenient Berkey Sight Glass™ Spigot can be found here. 7.5″- Travel Berkey and Big Berkey 10″- Royal Berkey and Imperial Berkey 13″- Crown Berkey For instructions on assembling and cleaning a Berkey Sight Glass™ […]

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Black Berkey® Primer™ Info

The Black Berkey Primer™ is a hand-powered priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey® Purification Elements easily offline, without the need for faucets or hose connections. Priming the Black Berkey® Purification Elements saturates the filters with water prior to use, allowing for clean water production anywhere. The Black Berkey Primer™ also purges (or […]

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I understand that the media used within the Berkey PF-2™ elements is activated alumina. Is that the same thing as aluminum?

Our PF-2 filters reduce fluoride and arsenic in your water using the media aluminum oxide (aka activated alumina). As a consumer, it’s important to know that pure aluminum and aluminum oxide have vastly different characteristics. Pure aluminum is water-soluble, it is highly reactive and it is associated with negative health effects. By contrast aluminum oxide […]

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I noticed that the PF-4™ elements also remove MTBE and heavy metals. Should I use these with my Black Berkey® Purification Elements?

No, the PF2™ is used in conjunction with the Black Berkey® purification elements and the PF-4™ elements are used in conjunction with the ceramic filters. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove MTBE and reduce heavy metals whereas the ceramic filters do not therefore; we incorporated MTBE and heavy metals reduction capabilities into the PF-4™ elements.

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