Big Berkey Water Filter – 2.25 Gallons

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$258.00

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Big Berkey Water Filter is perfect for everyday home kitchen use as well as for outdoor activities.

  • The versatile Big Berkey system is the ideal system for use at home with small or medium sized 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 everyday use, outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
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  • The Big 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 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 four purification elements and utilizes the latest technological advances.
  • Each Black Berkey Filter is designed to purify approximately 3,000 gallons of water before needing replacement; 2 filters in a Berkey system will purify approximately 6,000 gallons of water before replacement is recommended

 

This system comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters
  • Standard spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs

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Big Berkey: A Powerful Water Purifier

We know that tap water has already been treated to make them safe to consume, however, that water still has to go a long way from the water treatment plant to your home.

This water still has to go through miles and miles of pipes, and it could encounter a lot of things on its way, so how sure are we that it is really safe to consume?

The thing is, the water that we drink should not only be labeled safe, but healthy. So how can you turn tap water into something healthy?

The answer: a home water filtration system and one of the most trusted water filters is the Berkey Water Filters.

The Berkey understands that choosing the right water filter for your home can really be a hard task, so we offer you products that are everything you are looking for.

Filters of Berkey systems are made in the USA, and since we already have an established reputation in the industry and the results of their filtration tests are outstanding, we hold a gold standard when it comes to gravity filtration system.

If you want a Berkey water filter that could serve your family of 4 or 5, then the Big Berkey Water filter is the one you should go for.

The Big Berkey Water Filter

Big Berkey is a versatile water filtration system, and it is ideal for home use of a small or a medium-sized family, but you can also bring it on your travels or other outdoor activities like camping.

It is a powerful system that can purify both treated water and raw, untreated water from sources like stagnant ponds, streams, and remote lakes, and it does not require electricity that’s why it is perfect for everyday use.

The Big Berkey filtration system is very powerful that it is classified as a purifier, it can remove cysts, pathogenic bacteria and other dangerous chemicals like pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, VOCs, trihalomethane or THM and radon 22.2.

How Big Berkey was Made

The Big Berkey has been constructed with the used of 304 stainless steel that has been highly polished, the system of this water filter is equipped with two purification elements, and it also makes use of the latest advances in the filtration system technologies.

This is a home system that would serve your family that is why it has a storage capacity of 2.25 gallons or 8.5 liters.

The Big Berkey has been configured with the use of two purification elements from the Black Berkey, and it has the capacity to purify up to 3 and a half gallons or 13.3 liters per hour.

Its system can also be expanded into four purification elements making it capable of purifying 7 gallons or 26.5 liters of water per hour.

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6 reviews for Big Berkey Water Filter – 2.25 Gallons

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Chris Romero

    Easy to fill too much and make a mess. Received a berkey sport bottle with purchase which does not look like the one in the photo and it leaks. Came with chipped drink spout but leaking occurs at the lid twist seal. Not the best it mine anyways.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sandra Torres

    Great for what we need, but the maintenance to keep it CLEAN, “hydrated” (i.e. consider the filter elements when traveling away from home), and leak-free (i.e. occasionally at the spigot connection) is a headache.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    brenda barnes

    love it, actually easy to set up if you go on YouTube and follow the video I was hesitating about being able to put it together but I followed the YouTube video and had no trouble.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jack Pitt

    I am a physician and have trained extensively in detoxification and environmental medicine. This is the water filter I recommend for my patients, and if you want clean water, this is one of the best options for you out there. The instructions included with the unit are absolutely terrible, so go to Big Berkey’s website and watch their videos.

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    Curt Nicasio

    The tip of one of the black filters where the wing nut goes, broke clear off. Had to watch serval videos to obtain information on correct assembly. It took a while to set up, disappointed that I have to take it apart to return it. I hope the next one I order isn’t as fragile. I’m honestly wondering if I should order a new one.

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Diane Gill

    Although I was excited to try the Berkey Walter Filter, this product arrived with dings in it. Also, some of the black particles from the filter was loose inside the canister. I thought that I was purchasing a brand new Berkey, but evidently, this one is not. I’m returning it, and ordering directly from Berkey.

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A It's 20 inches tall.
  2. A Unlikely that both filters are defective. Re-prime filters with more pressure
  3. A it comes with two but it can be four because there are two holes for it. There still is a taste problem with the water. I'm not sure what it is but it is disheartening because I am avoiding using it.
  4. A The fluoride filters use "aluminum oxide" which is not the same as pure aluminum. It is not harmful to your health.
  5. A I believe so. Friends had a flood in their basement. Just to check out the Berkey they ran some of that dirty water through the filters and it was drinkable!
  6. A The filtered water turns white if i let it sit in a glass cup for a while . Why? I did prime it and the water going in is clear.
  7. A Up to 6000 for the 2 Black Berkey Elements & up to 1000 for the 2 PF2 Filters.
  8. A Mine doesn't. I live in the Pacific Northwest and we had a terribly hot summer last year and ran air conditioning in the house, keeping the indoor temp around 80.
  9. A Absolutely no. You should use the system as it is designed to be used. Having to refill also opens the system to aeration. If you travel with it, just carry the 3 , 5 gallon with you or buy it as you need.
  10. A Does this remove glyphosate?
  11. A It depends on what is in the water. You might have to clean the filters. I have a Big Berkey and my house has water softener system, I have had no problems. One daughter has a Big Berkey and is on city water directly. We set hers up in March and had to clean the filters in October. Another daughter has a Big Berkey and her water source is a well. She has had no problems with her system. We all enjoy the clean tasting water we get from the Berkey, I think it is worth it.
  12. A The two black filters with the fluoride attachments take about 2 hrs. With the extra filters time is cut in half.
  13. A Since I am a single guy I clean it every two months. Yes it is easy to clean. Takes me all but 10 minutes.
  14. A 6 months...according to their website.
  15. A Actually, that is a good question but I do not think it takes salt out of the water. However, it does take a number of other substances out of the water that are harmful. On my filter there is a slight taste issue from the fluoride filter but for the most part it is ok if you can get used to the taste. You will have to ask the company about the salt in ocean water.
  16. A Best investment my family has ever made we fill it approximately twice a day and the filters last a good year or so plus you can extend the life by simply washing them
  17. A About 5 years: 2 of the filters last 6000 gallons, if you fill this up once per day (some days will be twice, others will 0, like when on vacation). At 2.25gallons a fill up thats 2,666 days or 7 years. I'd figure about 6 for a family of 2, 3 for a family of 4-5.
  18. A Yes, removes chlorine with just the normal black filters! use it all the time to filter my city tap water to make the perfect "berkey" water! The other two supplemental filters are for fluorine and arsenic.
  19. A You will need to fill all the systems from the top.
  20. A From the extensive research I've done, including testimonial videos I've watched, you should remove larger sediments before putting the water in the top part to prevent clogging. Other than that you should be fine. Just make sure you read the specs of your filter. I got separate extra filters.
  21. A I wrote to the company, and they said: The Black Berkey filters are a US made product, and the Berkey stainless steel housings are assembled with US parts and imported parts but none made
  22. A I heard they last years. Someone said that you can put red food color in the water and if it runs clean your filters are good. If not they need replaced.
  23. A Yes but rust developed inside the tanks and it has been a tough time getting it replaced
  24. A The fluoride filters are an important component of the Berkey system if your water supply is municipal/treated. By following installation instructions carefully, and with proper flushing/priming of the filters, issues are usually avoided. If, by chance, the filter has some sort of defect, it's replaceable under the manufacturer's warranty (6 months for the fluoride filters).
  25. A Yes. Initially, I thought it was just discoloration, and I did notice that sometimes the water would taste funny every now and then, almost metallic. Upon inspection today, I found out that the discoloration was a rust spot that penetrated from the interior wall to the exterior wall of the bottom chamber. Really disappointed about the quality control of this product, and wondering if the rust was contaminating our drinking water.
  26. A The fluoride add ons remove 68% or so on the first pass. If you run it through multiple times it removes 99.9%. Very difficult to get rid of the crap they add to our water. Supposedly for our health.
  27. A NO. How much it removes depends mostly on the pH level of your water source. If it is municipal tap water, the pH is usually higher than 7 (neutral) and the higher the pH, the less fluoride is removed. My city tap water is above 9 (alkaline) so the amount of fluoride removed is probably less than 50% which is negligible and doesn't justify the cost, the reduced water flow rate and the health risks of inhaling alumina dust during filter priming (lung irritation and inflammation) and ingesting the alumina dust (stomach discomfort) after drinking the filtered water. Be aware the fluoride filters contaminate the air with alumina dust during priming and if you care about your lung health you should avoid priming them indoors and use a proper respirator. If you don't mind slowing down the filtration process, risking lung irritation from priming and risking constant mild stomach discomfort from drinking alumina contaminated water you may want to try out these filters if you know your water pH is at or below 7. If your pH is 5.5 (acidic) then the filters may filter up to 95%. Hope that helps.
  28. A Actually yes it should based on Berkeys model of the toxins it separates out of the black filters alone, and combine that with the fluoride/ arsenic filters it should make that water drinkable. It is supposed to make basically any water Drinkable..hence take it camping to be able to drink stagnant lake water. It's supposed to remove 99.999% of viruses, 99.5% of pharmaceutical drugs, 99.999% of pathogenic bacteria, 99.8% of trihalomethanes, inorganic materials, pesticides& semi volatile organic compounds( VOC's) 99% of heavy metals high and low pH levels, and residues like arsenic, lead, barium, gasoline, rust, silt, E coli etc etc. Hope that helps
  29. A It's perfectly normal. Rinse the filters a few times by holding it against the faucet and letting water flow through for a minute or two. It's best to clean these filters once in a while by running water on them and scrubbing them off with a Scotch Brite pad. Also, store your water in glass containers, not plastic. I buy Pellegrino bottles by the case at Costco and those work well.
  30. A Yes but rust developed inside the tanks and it has been a tough time getting it replaced
  31. A The fluoride filters are an important component of the Berkey system if your water supply is municipal/treated. By following installation instructions carefully, and with proper flushing/priming of the filters, issues are usually avoided. If, by chance, the filter has some sort of defect, it's replaceable under the manufacturer's warranty (6 months for the fluoride filters).
  32. A Yes. Initially, I thought it was just discoloration, and I did notice that sometimes the water would taste funny every now and then, almost metallic. Upon inspection today, I found out that the discoloration was a rust spot that penetrated from the interior wall to the exterior wall of the bottom chamber. Really disappointed about the quality control of this product, and wondering if the rust was contaminating our drinking water.
  33. A 3M Lab Results shows 0.36 ppm of FLUORIDE remaining in the water filtered through PF-2 "fluoride" filters. Being that fluoride is a HIGHLY toxin poison ANY fluoride is too much for me to ingest, so no they are NOT effective. "The fluoride concentration result for the sample you submitted is listed above. This result was obtained using state-of-the-art equipment for accuracy. The method of testing is the fluoride ion selective electrode