Setting Up Your Berkey

Included with your
Berkey Water Filter System

Berkey Filters Contents
  • Two Black Berkey Filtration Elements
  • Upper chamber
  • Lower chamber
  • Lid
  • Knob and screw
  • Spigot
  • Rubber ring for the lower chamber
  • Hole plugs (contingent upon system ordered)B
  • Wingnuts and washers

Black Berkey
Filtration Elements

Instructions on priming the Black Berkey Filtration Elements

Berkey Filters Black filters

Priming Fluoride Filters

Instructions on priming the fluoride filters

Berkey Filters Fluoride Filters

Assembling Your
Berkey Water Filter System

Lid Assembly

Lid Assembly

Remove the knob washer(3) and knob screw(4) from insideB the lid knob(1). Fit the knob onto the lid(2) by inserting the knob screw(4) with the knob washer(3), up through the hole in the lid and screwing on the knob. (Hand tighten only)

Black Element Assembly

Black Berkey Filter

Place an element washer(7) onto the stem of a primed Black Berkey Element(6). Insert the stem of the Black Berkey Element(6) into a hole within the upper chamber(5). Thread the element wing nut(8) onto the stem of the Black Berkey Element(6) below the upper chamber and tighten securely by hand. Repeat previous steps until all Black Berkey Elements have been installed.

Fluoride Filter PF2

Fluoride Filter
Installation (Optional)

Remove upper chamber(5) from filtration system and place it upside down on a counter so that the stems of the Black Berkey  elements(6) are facing upward. With the water flow-arrow pointing away from the upper chamber screw the Fluoride Filters(7) onto the stems of each Black Berkey element eight full revolutions. Do not screw on more than eight revolutions as this may damage the internal media screen. Replace the upper chamber onto the lower chamber (the Fluoride Filters should now be hanging inside the lower chamber).

Hole Plugs

Installing Hole Plugs

Easy to understand instructions on properly installing the hole plugs that come with your system.

Berkey Filters Spigots

Installing the Standard Spigot

These easy to understand instructions illustrate how to properly tighten the water spigot to prevent it from leaking.

Installing the Stainless Steel Spigot

How to properly assemble your stainless steel spigot

Installing the Berkey Sight Glass Spigot

Instructions on properly installing the popular accessory Berkey sight glass spigot.