|Item Weight||10.08 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 9.5 x 23 inches|
|Item model number||RB4X2-BB+PF2|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Size||3.25 Gal Royal Berkey|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Berkey Royal with 2 Black Filters and 2 PF-2 Fluoride Filters, 3.25 Gal- Silver
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|Product Dimensions||9.5 x 9.5 x 23 inches; 10.1 Pounds|
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- Capacity is 3.25 gallons
- Constructed of highly polished 304 stainless steel
- 2 Black Berkey water purification elements are included (you can use up to 4)
- 23” in height with a diameter of 9.5"
- So powerful, this system is able to remove food coloring from water without removing the beneficial minerals your body needs. Virtually no other system can duplicate this performance
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This system holds 3.25 gallons and 2 Black Berkey water purification elements are included. Also bundled with this package are 2 PF2 filters. You can filter up to 4 gallons per hour. You can add 2 more Black Berkey elements (for a total of 4) which would allow you to purify up to 8 gallons per hour. The system is a beautiful high-grade polished 304 stainless steel that look great in every house. With the included black berkey filters 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 outdoor activities and a must in hostile environments where electricity, water pressure or treated water may not be available.
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By itguy on September 9, 2015
As a side note, for the expense of this, I expected much more helpful customer service than I received. (If you have a problem. It takes several phone calls to get non-functional filters replaced.)
I cannot stress enough how important it is to clean your unit on a regular basis. If not you will have slime and other crap growing in your unit. It is not a set it up and forget it unit. You must care for it and it will give you gallons of clean, crisp water. I have used units that hook up to sink and pitcher units for filtering... Berkey is by far the best out of them. I do also suggest upgrading and getting the stainless steel spout and the plastic one it comes with is crap.
At first I was very excited to get off of plastic bottled water. The expense, the impact on landfill, and concerns about consuming large amounts of anything which has been "soaking" in plastic all led our family towards Berkey, especially with its glowing reviews.
The first thing I noticed was the taste of the water from the Berkey. It tasted... dead. It took me quite a while to adjust to this very flat water. But the idea that I was removing contaminates motivated me to keep up with it. And eventually I got used to it.
What I didn't notice right away was my increased thirst. We purchased this in summer, so any increase in my intake of water just seemed normal. But after two years of tracking, I find that while I am at home for long lengths of time, my water intake is really, really high. I can finish a glass of water and still be incredibly thirsty. I keep a glass bottle filled at all times, and often I feel like I am constantly refilling it. However, when I travel for any length of time and am buying high quality bottled water, my water intake goes back to normal.
The water we're designed to drink isn't just H2O. It's specifically water from the earth, with all of its inherent minerals and other trace solids .Our thirst isn't just for hydration, but for the other properties of water. While the contaminates and poisons in our water are a problem, using a mega filter to remove EVERYTHING may not be the ideal solution. Over-processing the water may be like using antibiotics - you're killing the good along with the bad.
For now, I am continuing to use the Berkey but am adding trace minerals and electrolytes. The taste difference is noticeable, and pleasant. At night I add extra magnesium. I'm not sure if this is enough to compensate for what's being lost in filtration, but it's an experiment. In a while I'll switch to a high quality natural bottled water for a bit and see if there's any difference between that and the "mineralized" Berkey water. If anyone is interested, I'll reply to any comments with the results of this experiment.
We all want to be as healthy as we can, and feed (and hydrate) our families as well as we can, but the Berkey may not be the miracle solution we think it is. Of course ,this is only my own experience, and I don't know if we really know enough about the structure of water, and it's "extra" contents, or how all of that optimally works with our bodies, but I do know that as I continue to rely on the Berkey for my main water supply, something is just... wrong.
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I did a lot of research prior to buying and was actually shocked I got the best deal on Amazon with a third party selling the Royal Berkey with two black filters and two white filters for a cheaper price than the Berkey Canada website which was usually sold out of products anyways.
There were so many videos on the Berkey Canada website that explained everything I needed to know about the different filters and what they filter out, and the different sizes of Berkey's. There were great videos that explained step by step how to prime the filters and how how to put everything together.
I highly recommend a person watch the videos to see if which size and which filters and even how many filters you would want.
The Royal Berkey could hold four black and four white filters, I'm only utilizing two holes out of four and plugged two holes with the plugs that come with the Berkey.
I should explain that a bit. I could've just used the black filters if I wanted, One Black filter in one hole, but I could add a white filter to the black one in that same hole. the white filter screws onto the black filter and hang into the lower chamber when the black filter is sitting upright in the upper chamber. Explaining it is difficult so that is another reason to watch the videos on the Berkey Canada website.
I might add one more important fact that the videos didn't explain which I just stumbled on which helped water flow better. When cleaning the Black filters I had scrubbed the black filters with bristles, not hard enough to damage but to almost exfoliate the filters. At first, I had only lightly washed them off with water and primes them for a small time and thought that was ok, but the water didn't really flow through the filters.
I had to take them apart again from inside the Berkey and exfoliate the filter with more vigour and took my time priming until the water was flowing through the filters nicely under the tap and then screwed them back into place.
Trust me when I say, watch the videos as you put it together, save yourself time.
Best and safest water that I could find.