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Berkey® Water Purifier

Is the Activated Alumina Media used in the Berkey PF-2™ Elements the same thing as Aluminum?

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While many people want to remove fluoride and heavy metals from their drinking water and use the Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride & Arsenic Elements along with their Black Berkey Elements, they are concerned about aluminum being added to their water and the potential side effects. We’ve included this information from New Millennium Concepts, Ltd., the manufacturer […]

Educational

The Truth about Berkey® Water & TDS Meters

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One of the most common questions we have been asked in the last 15 years has to do with “Why does my Berkey water have a high TDS reading? Doesn’t that mean that the filters aren’t working?” That’s a great question, so let’s talk about it! First, just what is a TDS meter and what […]

Berkey® Accessories

NEW: 16 oz. Berkey® Stainless Steel Tumblers, 4-Pack!

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As we celebrate our 15th Anniversary of selling Berkey® water purification systems & accessories (check out our IG @usaberkeyfilters!), we’re ECSTATIC to share with you the newest accessory in the lineup of spectacular stainless steel Berkey® products…{drum roll}… Made of the same 304-grade stainless steel in the complete line of stainless steel Berkey® sysems, these […]

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#berkeyhack to Air-Lock in Stainless Steel Systems

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This article addresses an issue called “air-lock” that can happen in some Travel, Big, Royal, Imperial, or Crown Berkey® water purification systems: What is air-lock in my Berkey®? Why does air-lock happen? How do I fix air-lock in my Berkey® system? Scenario: You know there’s plenty of water in the lower chamber of your stainless […]

Berkey® Water Purifier

Beware of Berkey® Knock-Off Products & Brands

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As the demand for Berkey® water purification systems and filters has skyrocketed worldwide, causing backorders and extended shipping delays, we’ve also seen a resurgence of knock-off products of Berkey® filters, stainless steel, and accessories. Though it might seem appealing to save a few bucks, your health and safety isn’t worth taking the chance, especially when […]

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Black Berkey® Purification Elements Test Results

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From time to time, people ask us for the test results of the contaminants which the Black Berkey® Purification Elements remove and/or reduce from freshwater sources. We’ve attached them below! Find a list of the contaminants HERE. Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Cryptosporidium & Giardia Black Berkey® Purification Element Test Results: Virus & Bacteria Black Berkey® […]

Herbal & Home Remedies

Fresh Ginger Root Tea with Berkey® Water

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Coughs & sore throats are never fun, which is why we found an easy Ginger Root Tea recipe for you using water from your Berkey® system. This tea took 20 minutes to complete from prep to serve and it worked fantastically! Ingredients • 4 cups of Berkey® Water • 1 large Lime or Lemon • […]

DIY

MacGyver-style Hack for Filling a Crown Berkey® System

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Short of tapping the water line coming into our kitchen sink, I’ve been using a simple solution that replaces having to hold my faucet hose up for several minutes as I fill our Crown Berkey® System. I stand 6’3″ which means that even with our Crown Berkey® sitting atop its stainless steel Berkey® Base on our […]

DIY

Black Berkey® Elements #berkeytip

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Here’s a quick #berkeytip for using your Black Berkey® Elements and securing the wingnut that can sometime “pop” or strip if over tightened. Grab some PTFE tape (polytetrafluoroethylene film tape) AKA Teflon Tape or “thread seal tape” & simply wrap the threaded stem where the wingnut secures the Element into place. This will add some […]