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Title: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: NotoriousAPP on February 06, 2011, 09:23:45 AM
Can anyone point me to a source which compares the Berkey system to other filtration/purification systems or to known standards (i.e. NSF).  I can't seem to find any testing information for Berkey systems.  Looks like a great system and nearly all the reviews I read on TSP and other web sites are quite positive but if there's no independent water quality test data then how does anyone really know what's being removed or added to the water.  Just want to do my due diligence.
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: theberkeyguy on February 07, 2011, 06:42:56 AM
Can anyone point me to a source which compares the Berkey system to other filtration/purification systems or to known standards (i.e. NSF).  I can't seem to find any testing information for Berkey systems.  Looks like a great system and nearly all the reviews I read on TSP and other web sites are quite positive but if there's no independent water quality test data then how does anyone really know what's being removed or added to the water.  Just want to do my due diligence.

The Black Berkey Elements have been independently tested at three labs, please email me at directive21@directive21.com and I will send the testing results.

theberkeyguy
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: NotoriousAPP on February 07, 2011, 07:31:38 AM
I sent you an email with my questions. 
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: theberkeyguy on February 07, 2011, 12:52:42 PM
I sent you an email with my questions. 

Thanks, results were sent via email.
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: shawn on February 07, 2011, 07:04:31 PM
Can you post the info up? I would be interested in seeing it and I assume others would as well.

Thanks

Shawn
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: theberkeyguy on February 08, 2011, 08:44:40 AM
Can you post the info up? I would be interested in seeing it and I assume others would as well.

Thanks

Shawn

Please email me at directive21@directive21.com and I will gladly send it.

theberkeyguy
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: shawn on February 09, 2011, 11:29:37 AM
Why not just post it for everyone to see? If you will send it to anyone that will ask why not post it once and have the info out there?

Shawn
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: kateleow on February 09, 2011, 10:33:50 PM
Hi! I recently bought a travel berkey. Would like to know why does the water taste a little sweet?
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: theberkeyguy on February 10, 2011, 02:01:53 PM
Hi! I recently bought a travel berkey. Would like to know why does the water taste a little sweet?

I have never heard that, if only 5-10 gallons have been filtered, please filter more water and let us know if the taste changes.

theberkeyguy
Title: Re: Berkey Independent Lab Testing Data? NSF?
Post by: kevo on February 10, 2011, 07:01:00 PM
I have never heard that, if only 5-10 gallons have been filtered, please filter more water and let us know if the taste changes.

theberkeyguy

I had this issue too, which I emailed about. It seems that you need to run 10 gallons per black element for that sweetness or slight saltiness taste to disappear. I have 4 elements in mine so it took about 20-30 gallons.