Included with your
Berkey Water Filter System
- Two Black Berkey Purification Elements
- Upper chamber
- Lower chamber
- Knob and screw
- Rubber ring for the lower chamber
- Hole plugs (contingent upon system ordered)B
- Wingnuts and washers
Instructions on priming the Black Berkey Purification Elements
Priming Fluoride Filters
Instructions on priming the fluoride filters
Berkey Water Filter System
Remove the knob washer(3) and knob screw(4) from insideB the lid knob(1). Fit the knob onto the lid(2) by inserting the knob screw(4) with the knob washer(3), up through the hole in the lid and screwing on the knob. (Hand tighten only)
Black Berkey Filter Installation
Black Berkey Filter
Place an element washer(7) onto the stem of a primed Black Berkey Element(6). Insert the stem of the Black Berkey Element(6) into a hole within the upper chamber(5). Thread the element wing nut(8) onto the stem of the Black Berkey Element(6) below the upper chamber and tighten securely by hand. Repeat previous steps until all Black Berkey Elements have been installed.
Remove upper chamber(5) from filtration system and place it upside down on a counter so that the stems of the Black Berkey purification elements(6) are facing upward. With the water flow-arrow pointing away from the upper chamber screw the Fluoride Filters(7) onto the stems of each Black Berkey element eight full revolutions. Do not screw on more than eight revolutions as this may damage the internal media screen. Replace the upper chamber onto the lower chamber (the Fluoride Filters should now be hanging inside the lower chamber).
Installing The Berkey
Installing Hole Plugs
Easy to understand instructions on properly installing the hole plugs that come with your system.
Installing the Standard Spigot
These easy to understand instructions illustrate how to properly tighten the water spigot to prevent it from leaking.
Installing the Stainless Steel Spigot
How to properly assemble your stainless steel spigot
Installing the Berkey Sight Glass Spigot
Instructions on properly installing the popular accessory Berkey sight glass spigot.
Cleaning the Black Berkey Filters
Instructions for cleaning the Black Berkey filter elementLearn More
Cleaning Your Berkey System
Instructions for cleaning the Stainless Steel unitsLearn More
Testing the Black Berkey Filters
A detailed procedure for testing the Black Berkey filter.
Filling Your Berkey
When filling your Berkey for the first time, we recommend filling it completely and discarding the first batch of water. This is to ensure that there is no residual dust left in the filter after priming. After the first batch, we advise filling your Berkey up fully everytime you refill it. This is to make sure that the entire filter stays saturated and filtering properly.
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