On occasion, the straw in the cap becomes pinched. Many times you can actually see where the straw has become stuck together internally. You can fix this very simply by doing the following: -Open the cap so the straw is sticking up. -Grasp the straw with your thumb and index finger, at the point where […]
How do I know when 1,000 gallons has been filtered and when its time to replace the Berkey PF-2™ Elements?
The best way to gauge when to replace the Berkey PF-2™ Elements is to do the following: 1) Keep a track of how many times per week you need to refill your system.2) Then multiply that figure times the capacity in gallons of your particular system (for example the Berkey light™ system is 2.75 gallons) […]
Each set of two Berkey PF-2™ Elements will last for approximately 1,000 gallons of water.
Replace the elements when the carbon has been exhausted or if there is a significant change in diameter of the ceramic after cleaning. Anytime a crack in the ceramic occurs, the integrity has been lost and the filter must be replaced.
We recommend replacing Black Berkey® Elements every 3,000 gallons (6,000 per set of 2 elements). Elements may require replacement sooner based upon the quality of influent water.