Has anyone bought a "Big Berkey" water filter?

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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 (isitth@latealready.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 (panjandrum@samfoote.net), 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 (talking@today.tnx), 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 (smfdoc@aol.com), November 22, 1999.

Hi Arewyn! :-) I use my Big Berkey every day and love it. I bought mine locally here in Houston.

-- Gayla (privacy@please.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 (delish@good.stuff), 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 (isitth@latealready.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 (cjohnson@seidata.com), 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 (longyear@shentel.net), November 29, 1999.

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