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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to Clean & Prime Your Black Berkey Elements

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Cleaning & priming your Black Berkey Elements are the key to enjoying delicious & purified Berkey water with your system. Following the steps below will ensure that you properly clean & prime your Black Berkey Elements.   How to Prime Your Black Berkey Elements AFTER Scrub-cleaning Them Priming the Black Berkey Elements is the most […]

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Hack for Water Level View Spigots: Travel, Big, Royal, Imperial, Crown Berkey®

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Many folks found our previous article Big Berkey® Water Level View Spigot Hack helpful with their Big Berkey®, but what about the measurements in the Water Level View Spigots for use with the Travel Berkey® (7.5″), Big Berkey® (7.5″), Royal Berkey® (10″), Imperial Berkey® (13″), and Crown Berkey® (13″)? Well, we did a follow-up and […]

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Big Berkey® Water Level View Spigot Hack

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Have you ever got stuck trying to figure out how much water to add to your Big Berkey® when using the 7.5″ water level view spigot (sight glass spigot)?* Well, we’ve found an easy fix to help! Simply place a small black or colored rubber-band (professional braiding rubber bands) at the following heights of your […]