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Royal Berkey Water Filter from

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Awhile back I received a Royal Berkey from for review. I would like to say that I'am impressed with the quality and workmanship of the product. I also had the chance to speak with Jeff, the owner of on the phone, and he sounds like a pretty nice guy.

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Assembly of the Royal Berkey took about 10 minutes. You could probably do it faster, if you did not take the time to read the directions. Your going to need a screw driver to put the knob on top of the lid, so have that ready.

The stainless steel of the Berkey Water Filter is shiny, you can see the polish marks on it.

The unit I received is the 4 filter unit. From what I read on the berkey website, each filter has an estimated life of around 3,000 gallons. With 4 filters, this unit should be able to produce an estimated 12,000 gallons of safe drinking water.

On a side note - lets see you stockpile 12,000 gallons of safe drinking water without having a private well.

Even though this unit accepts 4 filters, only 2 filters came with it - which is no big deal. Included with the Royal Berkey are two plugs that seal off the 2 unused holes - problem solved.

This is the top reservoir turned upside down with 2 filters and 2 plugs in place.


The filters work by simple gravity flow. Pour the water into the top reservoir, and let gravity do its job.

To get the water out, simply lift the handle.

Overall, I am impressed with the quality and workmanship that Berkey puts into its filters.

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I've had a Berkey for 8 years and have never had a problem. When we moved into our present house we only had well water. We decided to dig out our Berkey which we had bought for emergencies and have been using it daily since. We've never had the problems referenced by the previous poster. And if empty I can get a glass of water out of it in a few minutes. Have never had any slime either. I think the complainer must have been using it as a fish bowl.
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