Big Berkey® System (Capacity 2.25 gal / 8.5 litres)

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  • Regular price $523.00
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*This offering does NOT include upgraded Sight Glass Spigot as depicted in select promotional images*

Avoid cycling water softened water (mineral salts) through your Berkey System

The Big Berkey stainless steel chambers are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts. The Black Berkey® water filtration elements are made and assembled in the USA.

PDF Download data performance sheet for the BB9-2 elements.

  • The Big Berkey® System comes standard with 2 Black Berkey®water filtration 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® water filtration elements (in upper chamber) 
  • System includes upper and lower stainless steel chambers, 2 Black Berkey® water filtration elements (expandable up to 4), 1 stainless steel lid,1 spigot, rubber gasket to protect the base, 2 wingnuts, 2 washers, 1 priming button, and 2 blocking plugs and a Filter Priming Kit.
  • 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® water filtration elements, the Big Berkey® System can produce up to 3.5 gallons (13.3 liters) per hour
    • Configured with four Black Berkey® water filtration 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

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

Berkey® systems equipped with Black Berkey® water filtration elements remove up to  99.9999% of pathogenic bacteria, while also removing or dramatically reducing protozoa, trihalomethanes, inorganic minerals, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, VOCs, petroleum products, perfluorinated chemicals, rust, silt, sediment and even radiologicals

Performance of Berkey water filtration elements decrease with age, regular red dye tests are recommended especially if using untreated water.

Should have accessories;

  • Keep a spare Blocking Plug on hand. (in the unlikely event you have a malfunctioning element).


FR -purificateur Berkey

Big Berkey, Capacité : 8,5 litres.

Le système polyvalent Big Berkey® est idéal pour les petites familles ou pour les situations d’urgence. Pour un usage quotidien, ce système convient pour 1 à 4 personnes.

Sa paire d’éléments de purification Black Berkey® offre une capacité de filtration d’environ 22.700 litres avant remplacement.

Tests de laboratoires à l’appui, les éléments de purification Black Berkey®  sont les leaders de la purification de l’eau par gravité

  • Le système Big Berkey® est livré avec 2 éléments de purification Black Berkey® inclus, mais peut contenir jusqu’à 4 éléments
  • Fabriqué en acier inoxydable AISI 304 hautement poli
  • Le réservoir supérieur niche dans le réservoir inférieur pour le transport, le tout mesure alors 33cm de hauteur
  • Filtres maximum : 4 éléments de purification Black Berkey® (dans le réservoir supérieur)
  • Le système comprend des réservoirs, supérieur et inférieur, en acier inoxydable, 2 éléments de purification Black Berkey® (extensible jusqu’à 4), 1 couvercle en acier inoxydable, 1 robinet, joint en caoutchouc pour protéger la base, 2 écrous à ailettes, 2 rondelles, 1 bouton d’amorçage et 2 bouchons de blocage

Débit maximum de filtration :

  • Configuré avec deux éléments de purification Black Berkey® , le système Big Berkey® peut produire jusqu’à 13,3 litres par heure
  • Configuré avec quatre éléments de purification Black Berkey® , le système Big Berkey® peut produire jusqu’à 26,5 litres par heure
  • Jusqu’à 4 filtres de réduction de fluorure et d’arsenic Berkey PF-2™ peuvent être installés dans le réservoir inférieur de ce système si désiré
  • Débit calculé avec le réservoir supérieur plein. Le débit diminue à mesure que le niveau de l’eau diminue


 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


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