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Big Berkey Water Filter System - 2.25 Gallons

  • Big Berkey Water Filter
  • Black Berkey Filters
Price:
$258.00
SKU:
BK4x2-BB
Shipping:
Free Shipping On Orders Over $25 (US Continental 48 States)

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Currently out of stock. Please consider a Travel Berkey or Berkey Light instead. Next shipment expected January 2015.


Product Description

The Big Berkey comes standard with the following:

  • Stainless steel canister
  • Set of 2 Black Berkey filters (4 for an additional $100)
  • Standard spigot
  • 2 blocking plugs

This system can hold up to 4 Black filters and 4 PF-2 fluoride filters (optional)

Optional: With system purchase, we offer one of the items below at 50% off the MSRP (Make your selection above):

This item cannot be shipped to California or Iowa.

The Big Berkey is the most popular size that Berkey makes.  It holds enough water to satisfy 2 to 3 people, and it's unobtrusive size fits easily in most kitchens.

The Big Berkey can hold up to 4 Black Berkey filters, but can be used with only 2 filters by plugging the extra filter holes.  (Two plugs are included.) The advantage of using 4 filters in the system is that it will filter the water faster.  However, many of our customers choose to only use 2 filters at a time, and find that it's sufficient for their needs.  Each set of 2 Black Berkey filters will purify 6000 gallons.  The standard system comes with 2 Black filters.  Please use our filter calculator to get an estimate of how long your Black filters will last.

The Big Berkey is also capable of reducing fluoride in your water when used with Berkey's optional PF-2 fluoride filters.  The fluoride filters screw onto the Black filters.

The Big Berkey is powerful enough to purify stagnant pond water, yet perfect for everyday use.  Because it works by gravity, it requires no electricity to operate.  The system is very easy to operate.  Simply pour your unfiltered water in the top chamber.  Gravity pushes the water through the filters and your purified water is stored in the bottom chamber.

The unit has a height of 19", and a diameter of 8.5".  It is made of grade 304 polished stainless steel.  The system has a water storage capacity of approximately 2.25 gallons.

The Black Berkey filters used in the Big Berkey will reduce or remove pathogens, parasites, herbicides, pesticides, VOC's, heavy metals, as well as bad tastes and odors.  Black Berkey filters can be cleaned by using a scotch brite pad under running water.

PATHOGENIC BACTERIA SURROGATE>99.9999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 6):
Raoultella terrigena

VIRUSES>99.999%
Exceeds purification standard (Log 4):
MS2 - Coliphage
Fr Coliphage

TRIHALOMETHANES - Removed to >99.8%
Below lab detectable limits:
Bromodichloromethane
Bromoform
Chloroform
Dibromochloromethane


INORGANIC MINERALS
Removed to below lab detectable limits:
Chlorine Residual (Total Residual Chlorine)

ALSO REMOVES OR REDUCES:
Rust, silt, sediment, foul tastes and odors

Heavy Metals
CONTAMINANT Reduced Up To
Lead >97.5%
Mercury >98%
Aluminum >75%
Cadmium >99.5%
Chromium >95%
Copper >95%
Antimony >97.5%
Barium >80%
Cobalt >95%
Chromium 6 >99.85%
Molybdenum >90%
Nickel >95%
Vanadium >87.5%

 

Also Reduces
CONTAMINANT Reduced Up To
Arsenic >99%
MBAS >96.67%
Nitrites >95%
Selenium >97.5%
Thallium >99.5%

 

Fluoride
Black Berkey filters do not remove fluoride. Berkey makes a fluoride filter called the PF-2 that can be added on to the Black filters.  For more information about the PF-2 fluoride filters, click here.

The Black Berkey purification element formulation has been tested by State & EPA accredited laboratories to exceed NSF/ANSI Standard 53.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Removed to below lab detectable limits 

1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,1-Trichloroethane (TCA)
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
1,1,2-Trichloroethane
1,1,2-Trichlorotrifluoroethane
1,1-Dichloroethane (1,1-DCA)
1,1-Dichloroethylene (1,1-DCE)
1,1-Dichloropropene
1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,3-Trichloropropane
1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP)
1,2-Dibromoethane
1,2-Dichloro-1,1,2-trifluoroethane (CFC 123a)
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
1,2-Dichlorobenzene-d4
1,2-Dichloroethane
1,2-Dichloropropane
1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
1,3-Dichloropropene
1,4-Dichlorobenzene
2,2-Dichloropropane
2,4,5-T
2,4,5-TP (Silvex)
2,4-D
2,4-DB
2-Butanone (MEK)
2-Chlorotoluene
2-Hexanone
2-Methyl-2-propanol
3,5-Dichlorobenzoic Acid
3-Hydroxycarbofuran
4-Bromofluorobenzene
4-Chlorotoluene
4-Isopropyltoluene
4-Methyl-2-pentanone
4-Nitrophenol
5-Hydroxydicamba
Acetone
Acifluorfen
Alachlor
Aldicarb
Aldicarb Sulfone
Aldicarb Sulfoxide
Aldrin
alpha-Chlorodane
Ametryn
Aroclor (1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, 1260)
Atraton
Atrazine
Baygon
Bentazon
Benzene
Bromacil
Bromoacetic Acid
Bromobenzene
Bromochloromethane
Bromodichloromethane
Bromomethane
Bromoform
Butachlor
Butylate
Carbaryl
Carbofuran
Carbon Tetrachloride
Carboxin
Chloramben
Chlordane
Chloroacetic Acid
Chlorobenzene
Chloroethane
Chloroform
Chloromethane
Chlorpropham
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene
cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
cis-Nonachlor
Cycloate
Dacthal Acid
Dalapon
Diazinona
Dibromoacetic Acid
Dibromochloropropane (DBCP)
Dibromomethane
Dicamba
Dichloroacetic Acid
Dichlorodifluoromethane (CFC 12)
Dichloromethane
Dichlorvos
Diclorprop
Dieldrin
Dinoseb
Diphenamid
Disulfoton
Disulfoton Sulfone
Disulfoton Sulfoxidea
Endrin
EPTC
Ethoprop
Ethylbenzene
Ethylene Dibromide (EDB)
Fenamiphos
Fenarimol
Fluorobenzene
Fluridone
gamma-Chlorodane
Glyphosate
Halo acidic Acids (HAA5)
Heptachlor
Heptachlor Epoxide
Hexachlorobenzene
Hexachlorobutadiene (CCC)
Hexachlorocyclopentadiene
Hexazinone
Isopropylbenzene (Cumene)
Lindane (Gamma-BHC)
Merphos
Methiocarb
Methomyl
Methoxychlor
Methyl Paraoxon
Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE)
Metolachlor
Metribuzin
Mevinphos
MGK 264
Molinate
Monochlorobenzene
m-Xylenes
Naphthalene
Napropamide
n-Butylbenzene
Norflurazon
n-Propylbenzene
Oxamyl
o-Xylene
Pebulate
Pentachlorophenol
Picloram
Prometon
Prometryn
Pronamidea
Propazine
p-Xylenes
sec-Butylbenzene
Simazine
Simetryn
Stirofos
Styrene
Tebuthiuron
Terbacil
Terbufos
Terbutryn
tert-Butylbenzene
Tetrachloroethylene (PCE)
Tetrahydrofuran (THF)
Thiobencarb
Toluene
Toxaphene
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
trans-Nonachlor
Triademefon
Tribromoacetic Acid
Trichloroacetic Acid
Trichloroethene (TCE)
Trichloroethylene
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC 11)
Tricyclazole
Vernolate
Vinyl Chloride


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  1. Amazing!

    Posted by Mark on 31st Oct 2014

    My tap water is so chlorinated that it is undrinkable. I have been looking for a water filter for years that would truly remove all the undesired heavy metals, fluoride etc. This filter is perfect for my family of 4. It is worth every penny. I consider this a health investment and would recommend it to everyone. We can now drink our tap water!


  2. Great-tasting Water!

    Posted by Skyfemme on 18th Oct 2014

    While we had a bit of difficulty priming the black filters due to the type of faucet we have, we were eventually able to get them primed and installed. Really would help to have some type of rubber funnel that fits securely on all faucets and filters as the water sprayed out everywhere as we're trying to prime. Obviously, this was a big issue for us. HOWEVER, WE LOVE OUR BERKEY WATER FILTER!!! The water is delicious and no longer has the chlorine odor or take. Coffee is grand! Thank you!


  3. Fantastic Filter

    Posted by Frank Johnsen on 15th Oct 2014

    I have a well and live close to a river. With all rain we have had and the run off I do not know what effect it had on my water supply. With my Big Berkey I don't have to worry about the quality of the water any more, and my coffee tastes better.


  4. Finally found it!!!!!

    Posted by John on 15th Oct 2014

    LOVE IT! I needed a water filtration system for health issues and I have been searching for one for over 7 months. The water tastes GREAT and my daughter (she's 10) loves it as well. Don't forget the price! Unbeatable! I started to recommend this product to a lot of my friends and fellow survivors.


  5. Awesome water with Big Berkey

    Posted by Bebe Robinson on 10th Sep 2014

    What a difference! We have terrible tap water and the Berkey makes it so clean and delicious. It's easy to put together, very convenient to refill (we even created a hose system) and we love the water! A special thanks to Lisa who helped me on the purchase and had it shipped the very next day.


  6. Excellent filter

    Posted by Liz on 19th Jul 2014

    One year later Im so happy with Berkey filter. Glad To purchase the 2.2 instead of smaller.


  7. New Big Berkey User

    Posted by Kathy Neff on 21st May 2014

    I am very impressed with the quality and appearance of the Berkey. The water tastes great and I feel a great comfort knowing that my well water is purified with the filters and is safe to drink. The water has always been of good quality, but with the changes in the weather and water tables, this is wonderful insurance.


  8. product

    Posted by Jim on 15th May 2014

    We are real happy with the Berkey water filter. We haven't had it very long but, so far we are very happy. The water tastes good and no fluoride! It's a win win.


  9. Best health purchase ever

    Posted by Unknown on 7th May 2014

    Very happy with the Berkey and knowing that so many bad chemicals are no longer in my water. Easy set-up and great tasting water. (I am a bit mechanically challenged so needed directions beyond what was provided. Go to YouTube if you're like me. ;-)


  10. Great product for a family of 3-4

    Posted by Matthew on 20th Feb 2014

    bought this to filter water from our tap at home. It works just fine for our means... what's exciting to me is that it will last us 3-7 years before we need to change the black carbon filters. The water tastes good - previously we were buying reverse osmosis water from the store, and I prefer this, and the filters cost less!


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