Does anyone have a Big Berkey water filter? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I'm looking for a water filter that will take all the bad stuff out of my well water. I'm tired of buying drinking water! We have a water softener and the salt irritates my dogs mouth's so I have to buy water for them too! The Big Berkey sounds good, anyone have experience with them?

-- Suki in Northern Mn (, November 04, 2001


Take a look at the items in the "Water" section of the "Older Messages". In short, the Berkefeld is just a filter - it takes out "things", but it doesn't take out dissolved chemicals. A Brita or Pur jug will do that quite cheaply for drinking water. You might be better off drawing the water to put in the jugs from the line BEFORE you've added extra salt to it, though.

-- Don Armstrong (, November 04, 2001.


We have had a Big Berkey for three years and are very happy with it. Here is a sight that gives you all the information on the filters and how they work:

-- Terry - NW Ohio (, November 05, 2001.

I love my Big Berkey.

It's attractive. It lives up to its claims. The filters are easy to clean (I don't think I'll ever use the extra filters I bought.) I recommend them every chance I get.

-- walt (, November 05, 2001.

Save yourself some $$$ and make a "Poor Man's Berkey" instead of buying the high priced spread.

Here's how I did it (plans came from a Y2K forum)

Buy a Berkey filter for about $30-35. Get two, 3 or 5 gallon food grade plastic buckets with lids. Cut a hole in the middle bottom of one bucket large enough to accomodate the plastic nipple on the bottom of the filter. Screw on the filter so that it is sitting upright in the bucket. Now cut a hole in the other bucket's lid big enough so that the nipple fits in. It's done! Just pour water into the top bucket, and let it filter into the lower bucket.


-- Bruce (, November 05, 2001.

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