Has anyone bought a "Big Berkey" water filter?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
I've searched & researched, and we've decided that the Big Berkey is probably the one we want. Can anyone tell me of their experience with this filter?
Also, where can I get one? Can anyone recommend a reliable source?
-- Arewyn (email@example.com), November 22, 1999
Arewyn, I purchased a BB a couple of months ago and I'm very satisfied with the filter. We gave up our bottled water service and expect to save nearly $600/year by filtering our poor quality tap water. And there's a good natural water source nearby if TSHTF.
Go to James Filter
These folks give excellent service
-- panjandrum (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Yes, and like the poster above, I'm extremely satisfied with it. Water tastes good, and the unit will filter a lot of water before the 'candle filters' need replacing. Good for a family. Sturdy, and has excellent specifications.
watertanks.com is a reliable source.
-- not (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
I love mine, so does thew wife and kids. Neither of the latter groups use the faucet anymore. I would recommend even absent Y2K problems
-- smfdoc (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Hi Arewyn! :-) I use my Big Berkey every day and love it. I bought mine locally here in Houston.
-- Gayla (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
For those who cannot afford the Berkfeld ($279), you can order the same ceramic candle(filter) with activated carbon and a siphon rig for $46. from Pure Water Products of Denton TX. Their website is www.pwgazette.com or call 940-382-3814 and speak to Gene.
-- copycat (ready2ride@Y2K.pop), November 22, 1999.
Yes, a Big Berkey would be a great purchase ! We just love ours ! We bought ours at JamesFilter.com . We were pleased with both the filter and the service. They also carry all the extra replacement parts and candles. I was very impressed with their service. Happy filtering !!!
-- cass (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 22, 1999.
Like I said, THANKS!
I feel like I have a treasure... every time I have a question, all I have to do is ask, and then before I know it, you folks have given me an assortment of useful answers. Almost better than having a whole reference library. Only almost because books don't need electricity.
Then again, books don't provide quite the same sense of community you folks provide!
Thanks again. :D
-- Arewyn (email@example.com), November 23, 1999.
We just bought one. It's looks great, being stainless steel, etc. They are running a special at: Cookin with Home Storage, in Utah, 435-835-8283. The Super Berki is $229.00 and one replacement filter is $42, while 4 replacement filters are $150.00. Vicki Tate is a very nice lady who I have purchased items from before. I bought a grinder from her and two hanging drying racks for drying fruit. She will ship ASAP. Don't wait very long to get your supplies.
-- cora (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 1999.
i bought the SS4 with four extra filters...ordered it on a monday..they shipped tues....it was here in saturdays mail...total cost of the SS4 with a total of 8 filters(yes, the supersterasyl type) was only $278.00 including shipping from england... email Tony and get the specifics from him.. I am just a VERY happy customer.. great product at a great price.
-- clover (asif@i would.com), November 26, 1999.
Here's where I bought my Big Berkey. Free shipping! http://www.safe-water.com/ap/a273sw/index.html Let me try to link.
-- walt (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.