This post on making your very own DIY Berkey water filter will show you exactly how to make a great water filter that is equivalent in performance to the Imperial Berkey that sells for about $300! The total for the DIY Berkey Water Filter is around $122!
Berkey is well known for producing superior water filters. It’s a brand name that everyone trusts. When shtf you don’t have to worry if your water filter will work if you have a Berkey water filter. But who has $300 laying around right? Well you can easily have the security of a Berkey water filter for much much less than the retail cost. All you need is a little handyman skills and some time.
This is a super easy and cheap way to create a great water filter with brand name Berkey parts for really cheap. So the most important part of any water filter system is the actual filter right? Well I used the actual Berkey replacement filters and built a system around them. This way I have to fear that the water filter system won’t work because I have the great brand name Berkey filters.
After running it for a while it still works beautifully and I only paid around $122 bucks!
DIY Berkey Water Filter
Here are the instructions on how to build your own DIY Berkey Water Filter System!
You will need:
2 5 gallon food grade buckets
2 lids that fit the buckets
A pair of Black Berkey Filter elements (these are the most important, I got mine off of eBay for around $99)
1 Food grade spigot
Drill four ½ inch holes in the buckets
2 holes in the bottom of the upper bucket and 2 holes in the lid of the lower bucket
Drill a ¾ inch hole into the side of the lower bucket near the bottom. This is where you will attach the spigot so make sure the spigot will go.
Attach the spigot to the lower bucket and put the lid that has 2 holes on the bucket
Install the Berkey Filter elements into the upper bucket through the holes in the bottom
Assemble the filter by setting the upper bucket onto the lower bucket
Make sure the line up the holes on the bottom of the upper bucket to the holes on the lid of the bottom bucket so that the tubes extend into the lower bucket.
DIY Berkey Water Filter
Now you have your very own Berkey Water Filter system. All you need to do now is fill up the upper bucket. Be sure that when you are filtering water to make sure the upper bucket is full. Not only will this keep a constant supply of filtered water at hand but the Berkey Water filter elements also work best when the pressure of water is constant on them. This is a great way to make a name brand water filter that isn’t cost prohibitive. With this water filter you will never need to worry about the quality of the water coming out. Also make sure you order some extra elements when you get a chance. This will help you if your filters get old or used up. Since water is a number one concern when it comes to survival I would highly suggest making one of these or buying a similar water filtration system. You never know when you may need a reliable water source so why not make a Berkey Water Filter!
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