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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)
Quantity:
Please allow 7-10 days for shipping.


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 Berkey 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. Getting Hydrated 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2015

    Since receiving the filter I've find myself drinking more water and also telling more people about the chemicals that forced into the water. After explaining how the filter works and giving them a taste, I think everyone is healthier and satisfied about clean "filtered" water going into their system.


  2. Saved me thousands 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Apr 2015

    After surface water infiltrated my well I bought this filter on the advice of a friend. He was right in his promotion of the quality and function of the filter and the speed of delivery. After a few days of bottled water we had our Berkey. It is perfect for my family of four. Also, I am pleased and surprised with how much better my coffee tastes!


  3. Great product ! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Apr 2015

    The whole system seems to be well made,and is easy assemble. I have a Big Berkey system with two black filters and two fluoride filters. My tap water has a chlorine taste and smell to it once it goes through the Berkey all taste and smell are removed.





  4. THE ONLY WAY TO DRINK WATER 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Mar 2015

    We have been buying 12 to 15 gallons of bottled water a week and hauling them into the house and trying to find places to store them. Now it is so simple and the water from our Berkey taste better that the bottled. Have been telling everyone how good it is. Wish we had it a long time ago.


  5. Easy Peasy and No Electricity! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Mar 2015

    We were looking for something to remove chlorine and fluoride. This sit on my bay window ledge above my sink and the glasses and dog dish fit under quite nicely and near the sink works for accidental drippage and refilling. I like there is no electricity. Good value. Our daughter bought one too! Tastes like water should, no taste! Services 2 adults and 2 dogs, we refill daily.


  6. Amazing water, beautiful product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Feb 2015

    Easily assembled, best drinking water ever, and easily passed the red dye test. So cool! I have to say, I'm a family of one, and am so happy I purchased the Big Berkey rather than the Travel. I didn't realize I would be using it for virtually everything, cooking water, plants, cleaning agents, and of course, my drinking water. Takes up nearly the same amount of space, fits four filters including the fluoride filters, and even fits underneath my cabinets. It is beautiful in my kitchen, love, love!! Shower filter is a must have as well!


  7. Crystaline Water 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Feb 2015

    This water taste like the pure driven snow.


  8. Very pleased with purchase 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jan 2015

    I have not attached the fluoride filters yet because I wanted to do the red dye test - it passed. I think that the water tastes great! I have a very minor leak around the spigot that I have to address. Otherwise everything is good. If given the option, I would purchase it again.


  9. Water without aftertastes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Jan 2015

    We were using filtered water from our refrigerator which was better than water from the tap, but now our water does not have any aftertastes. We also feel more comfortable drinking something that we know has been purified of chemicals and other residues. We were especially happy to find a filter that also removes fluoride.


  10. Amazing! 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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!


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