The Berkey water filtration system is the best water filter for your house. However, just as much as good it is, it is expensive too. Not everyone can afford a water purification system like that.
So what do we do?
Well, let’s just DIY it and get the same exact clean water for ourselves. If you have knowledge about different water filters, you can DIY water filtration systems easily. So are you ready?
This blog contains a step-by-step guide to making a Berkey Water purification system at home. So what if you can’t afford one? We will make one. Just this one will not look as good as the original one, but it will work the same!
Berkey water filters are famous for their attractive packaging, which is all they are. The real MVP is the internal cleansing system, which is made up of a system of elements. So, here’s how to DIY your own Berkey home filtration system.
Materials You Will Need
- Large buckets with lids (food grade) – 2
- spigot – 1
- Black Berkey Purification Elements – 4 to 8
- drill with 1/2” and 3/8” drill bits – 1
Steps To DIY Your Berkey Home Water Filtration System
To begin, choose two large stackable buckets that are food grade. It must have BPA-free lids. It’s best to find buckets that are around 3 to 6 gallons in size and have similar sizes so that stacking isn’t a problem.
Wash and dry the buckets completely before using them. Drill two holes (or four, depending on the number of components) in the first bucket’s lid using the 3/8″ drill bit. By laying them up on top of each other, drill the same number of holes in the bottom of the second bucket.
Now you will need a place to put your spigot. Put the first bucket in an upright position on a table and drill a 1/2″ hole near the bucket’s bottom. As you install the spigot, place one washer outside the hole and another washer within.
Set the assembly aside while the purifying components are primed. A tiny button with a hole in the center may be found inside the Berkey element package. Insert the threaded stem into the hole and press the button onto the Berkey element.
Press the button on your faucet while holding the stem between your fingers. Turn on the faucet slowly and let the water run through the element. Allow 10 to 15 seconds for the water to run through, or until the element is properly moist. Carry on with the rest of the elements in the same manner.
Once the parts have been primed, they may be installed into the assembly. Pass the filter’s stem through the opening in the second bucket’s bottom. Place the lid of the first bucket on top of the assembly and line the holes. To keep the components in place, tighten the bolts.
Attach the assembly to the first bucket to complete the system.
Enjoy clean water from your DIY Berkey home filtration system!