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Offline Gearsoup

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Filtering time?
« on: August 04, 2013, 03:18:45 PM »
Mr. Berkey;

How long does it take for one gallon of tap water (or rain water) to pass through new (or relatively new) filters on the Royal Berkey System? I'm looking at adding one to my preps, but wondering if small will work, just filling more often

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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 09:13:43 AM »
Mr. Berkey;

How long does it take for one gallon of tap water (or rain water) to pass through new (or relatively new) filters on the Royal Berkey System? I'm looking at adding one to my preps, but wondering if small will work, just filling more often

At the start, it should purify about 2-3 gallons per hour, when using 2 black berkey elements in any system.

It can slow down over time, and we recommend cleaning or back flushing the elements every 2-3 months.

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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2014, 03:54:36 PM »
I am having to recharge my black filters every 3-4 days. After I recharge I get a great filter rate, but by the 3rd day it will take all night to filter a completely full unit. After recharging it will filter as described in many of the threads. At first I thought it was the fluoride filters but after removing them found it to be the black filters. They are filtering city water.

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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 03:44:16 PM »
I am having to recharge my black filters every 3-4 days. After I recharge I get a great filter rate, but by the 3rd day it will take all night to filter a completely full unit. After recharging it will filter as described in many of the threads. At first I thought it was the fluoride filters but after removing them found it to be the black filters. They are filtering city water.

How old are your elements?  When were the purchased?

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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 05:36:54 PM »
Less than a month old, purchased from you along with a Berkey Light. They have been doing it from day one. Have charged them for 3-4 minutes each time and they do well for a few days and then back to 1 drop every few seconds.

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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 01:11:10 PM »
Less than a month old, purchased from you along with a Berkey Light. They have been doing it from day one. Have charged them for 3-4 minutes each time and they do well for a few days and then back to 1 drop every few seconds.

I recommend making sure they are primed well, and "bleeding" for atleast 2-3 minutes.

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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 05:55:09 PM »
Have chargedPRIMED them for 3-4 minutes each time and they do well for a few days and then back to 1 drop every few seconds.
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Re: Filtering time?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 09:14:57 AM »


Email me at directive21@directive21.com for the RMA form.

If you only purchased a month ago, I would recommend doing the RMA process.

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