We recommend keeping the Berkey Light® out of direct sunlight. The only other maintenance we suggest is to wash the lower chamber once per month with soapy dishwater. In areas with hard water, calcium scale may build up on spigot and chambers after prolonged use. To remove, soak affected part(s) in vinegar or a 50-50% […]
This is not something that happens very often. However, it is possible that if there is excessive pressure put on the spigot it may cause stress fractures. There would need to be a great deal of strain or force put on the Berkey Light® for it to crack.
What makes the Berkey Light® such a popular system is that it is portable, lightweight, and see-through. The Berkey Light® also has a great amount of storage capacity at 2.75 gallons. A favorite feature of Berkey Light® is its base. The base allows some space between the counter top and the spigot. In addition, when used with […]
New Millennium Concepts, Ltd has made a change in the plugs utilized in the Berkey Light® systems. We have slightly enlarged the element holes in the upper chamber of the Berkey Light® system. Accordingly, we have also slightly increased the diameter of the blocking plugs. To view detailed information about this change please click here.
If you have used your elements: The method of storage depends upon the length of time that the Black Berkey® Purification Elements will not be used: If the filters will not be used between 4 to 15 days and you want to avoid the re-priming process, remove the filters from the system, place them into […]
Unopened bottles of the Fuel Stabilizer have an indefinite shelf life; once opened, the shelf life is three years. This product should be stored out of direct sunlight and in a cool place.
NSF certifications are not required but rather optional. In our opinion, NSF certifications are limited in their application with respect to our gravity fed purification elements. NSF Standard 42 (aesthetic effects) and Standard 53 (health effects) would specifically apply to our purification elements. NSF Standard 42 covers systems “designed to reduce specific aesthetic or non-health-related contaminants […]
The thread size on the stem of the Berkey Purification Elements is 11 mm.The outer diameter is about 3/8 of an inch and the inner is about 2/8 of an inch.
The Bottle is FDA LDPE The Cap is FDA HDPE The Straw is FDA PolyPro Please note that the number imprinted on the bottom of the Sport Berkey® refers to a lot number and is not a recycle code.
The washers are made of food grade Neoprene Rubber. However, keep in mind that the washers never touch the filtered/purified water.