Big Berkey (2-5 People)

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  • Regular price $317.00
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*This offering does NOT include upgraded Sight Glass Spigot. Some image references have this spigot depicted.*

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The Big Berkey stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are made and assembled in the USA. (Upper and Lower Canisters are embossed with Berkey logo)

  • The Big Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements, but can be expanded up to 4 elements
  • The versatile Big Berkey® System is ideal for small to medium families, and for use during travel, outdoor activities, or unexpected emergencies
  • Constructed of highly polished AISI 304 stainless steel
  • Storage capacity of about 2.25 gallons (8.5 liters)
  • Upper chamber nests within the lower chamber for transport and stands only 13" in height
  • Maximum Filters: 4 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (in upper chamber) 
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Black Berkey® Purification Elements (expandable up to 4), 1 stainless steel lid,1 standard spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button, and 2 blocking plugs
  • Height when in use: 19.25"
  • Diameter: 8.5"
  • Weight: 7 lbs empty
  • For normal everyday use, this system easily serves: 1-4 people
  • Fully configured, this system can serve up to 85-170 people a day, during an emergency
  • Maximum Filtration Flow Rate:
    • Configured with two Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 3.5 gallons (13.3 liters) per hour
    • Configured with four Black Berkey® Purification Elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 7.0 gallons (26.5 liters) per hour
  • Up to 4  Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters may be installed in the lower chamber of this system if desired
  • Elements come with a 2-year, pro-rated warranty
  • Canisters have 2 year rust protection warranty. (this website only)

Flow rate calculated with upper chamber full to top. Flow rate decreases as water level declines

* Do NOT cycle the softened water from your water softener system through your Berkey System *

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Warranty Exclusions

The following actions will void your warranty coverage:

1.  Attempting to use the Berkey Earth® DE Filter Elements or the Ceramic Super Sterasyl™ Filtration Elements in a pressurized manner. The Black Berkey® Purification Elements are the only Berkey® elements that require priming.

2.  Allowing any of the Berkey® elements to freeze.

3.  Using dehumidifier water with any of the Black Berkey® Purification Elements for daily use.

4.  Breaking the Berkey® elements due to dropping an assembled system or carelessness.

5.  Failure to remove the Black Berkey® Elements from the system prior to transporting or moving the system, resulting in broken stems.

6.  Performing a red food coloring test with the Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters attached. The Berkey PF-2™ Fluoride and Arsenic Reduction Filters must be removed prior to performing a red food coloring test in order to stay in compliance with the six month warranty on these filters.

7.  Using the water from a water softening system. Note: this action may clog the Berkey® Purification Elements or cause the stainless steel to pit or rust.

8.  If the product is not used in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations or instructions