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Offline MrThirteen

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Berkey has sat dry for about 6 months...
« on: October 30, 2016, 05:45:52 PM »
So I have left my Berkey sitting on the counter and it has been dry for 6 months waiting for me to "clean" it.  I have reviewed how to clean the black elements, but do not see any instructions on cleaning a fluoride element.

Should I just take it as if it were brand new, and start from scratch or is there any other things I should be aware of?

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Offline theberkeyguy

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Re: Berkey has sat dry for about 6 months...
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 02:11:47 PM »
I apologize that I havn't responded for so long, the PF2 fluoride filters cannot be dried as the media once dried, will not filter fluoride.  Please consider purchasing a new set of PF-2 Fluoride Filters.

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Re: Berkey has sat dry for about 6 months...
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2017, 03:57:19 PM »
So how long does it take those PF-2's to dry out?  It sometimes may be 3 days to a week before water is poured through the filters...

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Re: Berkey has sat dry for about 6 months...
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2020, 09:46:43 PM »
I apolgize for the huge delay in a response, the PF-2 filters dry out in just over a couple weeks.

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Re: Berkey has sat dry for about 6 months...
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2020, 07:17:24 AM »
Wow, I didn't even know this. I need to head on over to that directive21 for some more now. Mine has sat for months a couple times.
Glad you are back. Love my big Berkey.

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Re: Berkey has sat dry for about 6 months...
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2020, 10:17:26 AM »
If your PF-2 filters have been sitting for longer than 2 weeks after you have used them, they need to be thrown away, as the media inside will dry up and is not usable.

Please purchase a new set of PF-2 filters, as they cannot be dried out.

The Berkey Guy

So I have left my Berkey sitting on the counter and it has been dry for 6 months waiting for me to "clean" it.  I have reviewed how to clean the black elements, but do not see any instructions on cleaning a fluoride element.

Should I just take it as if it were brand new, and start from scratch or is there any other things I should be aware of?

Thanks,

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