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#1 BlackPeter17

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

Looking for advice on my berkey. I know In the manual it states how many gallons before you need to change filters, but I'm not fucking keeping track of that shit!

While on the topic how often do you clean yours, and what's your method?

For the record I have a travel berkey, but it's just 3 of us here so far lol!

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Im guessing either nobodies looking around these parts lol!  is there better methods to filter your water?  anybody recycle rain water?



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:17 PM

interesting..

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i like the emergency concept. i use a pump style filter when hiking.

i've also considered doing a version of this with rain water.. we get enough of it :dry:

http://nwifc.org/201...ality-solution/

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:36 PM

:smoking-hookah:



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Posted 09 August 2014 - 05:14 PM

so I did some research and it appears that you change the carbon filters by an equation.  you take the number of filters you have, multiple it by 3000, thats how many gallons you can filter so you then divide by the number of gallons you use in a day.

 

in my case I have the travel berkey so theres 2 filters in there, ( the filters cost me 60-80$ for both).  my family of 3 uses 3 gallons a day.  so that means I don't change the filters for 2,000 days in my berkey or 5 years…  thats incredible.  excuse me while I relieve my water filter chubby.  


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#6 dr.beck

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

My coworker has a berkey with the silver filters, he cleans em with a toothbrush every 6 months or so and he says he replaces em every 5 or so years. Now he replaces them when the water gets less delicious tasting. He uses about 35 gallons a week.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:00 PM

i have always wanted to see a TDS test with one of these filters, the RO filters i used

in the past did an excellent job of removing excess solids but wasted a LOT of water.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:16 PM

I've seen coffee and koolaid come out as pure water but that doesn't tell us much. Ill try to get a good tds meter next week (i need that and a ph one anyways) and get a sample.
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Posted 05 October 2014 - 02:39 PM

Did you ever get the TDS meter and get any results from this?   I am interested in getting one myself. 


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#10 BlackPeter17

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:58 AM

I am interested in seeing the results as well.  I know these systems are expected to perform better then RO systems, however that may not be the case.



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 10:45 AM

After reading this thread a bit back, I looked into these filters. Some impressive videos, and lots of praise, but also lots of naysayers. Mostly on survival or prepper forums. I remember reading that they don't perform well on TDS or PPM tests though.

Still happy with yours direwolf?

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 02:18 PM

Im still using mine daily.  I am filtering tap water however not pond or rain water.  as far as I knew it was the best system available and the only that is able to filter viruses which the RO system is unable to do.  never looked into any tests for it though.  

 

is there a particular system that is suggested over the berkey?  


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#13 BlackPeter17

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 02:33 PM

This is all I could really find at the moment that seems plausible.  seems legit to me after breezing through it in 5 minutes

 

http://www.conscious...s/#!prettyPhoto






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