A Berkey water filter is a great way to ensure you always have clean, safe water. The Berkey filters all bacteria, viruses, and parasites from your water. They are very easy to use by installing the two filters into the top of the unit and then adding a black pre-filter to keep sediment out. It has a spout at the bottom for easy pouring.
This post will show you how to set up your Berkey water filter. We'll also tell you about the different types of filters available and what makes them special.
- A Berkey water filter unit
- A funnel
- A hose
- A bucket with a spigot to fill the Berkey water filter
Step 1: Unpack Your Filter
When you receive your Berkey water filter, you need to take it out of the box and put it together. There are a few different pieces, and the instructions are very clear. The first step is to unpack your filter. You will need to remove the top, bottom, and side panels. After you have removed the panels, you will see the filter inside. There are a few different pieces that you will need to put together. The first piece is the filter cartridge. You will need to unscrew the top of the cartridge and insert it into the bottom of the housing. Make sure that the cartridge is oriented so that the arrow on the cartridge matches the arrow on the housing. Twist the top of the housing to lock it into place.
Step 2: Assemble the Upper and Lower Chambers
The Berkey water filter has two chambers: an upper chamber and a lower chamber. The upper chamber holds the water filter's filters, while the lower chamber holds the water:
- Place the filter assembly into the bottom of the upper chamber to assemble the chambers.
- Fit the upper chamber's top onto the filter assembly, ensuring that the seals are properly aligned.
- Fit the bottom of the upper chamber onto the lower chamber, making sure that the seals are properly aligned.
Step 3: Install the Black Berkey Filters
To install the black Berkey filters, you will need to unscrew the water filter top and remove the filter cartridge. Next, screw in the new filter cartridge and replace the top of the water filter. Finally, fill up the water reservoir with water and screw on the top of the water filter.
Step 4: Prime the Filters
After installing your Berkey water filter, it is time to prime the filters. Prime the filters by running cold water through them for a few minutes. This will help remove any built-up debris or chemicals that may have been collected on the filters.
Step 5: Add Water and Enjoy!
Congratulations on completing the installation of your Berkey water filter! Now it's time to add water and enjoy the benefits of clean, healthy water! To add water, open the top of the unit, insert the included funnel, and pour water into the container. The Berkey will automatically start filtering and dispensing clean, healthy water.
Now that you know how to set up your Berkey water filter, you can be assured that you always have clean, safe water to drink.