PRIME THE ELEMENTS
In the box containing your Berkey will be a smaller box containing two elements. The number will depend on the number ordered with your filter. Remove all the elements.
Attached to each element should be a rubber washer
and a wing nut used for attaching the element to the upper chamber.
Also in the boxes should be a single WHITE rubber washer. This is your priming button. See the photo at the left.
It is thicker than the washer and the center hole is smaller.
The washer and element should be placed up to the faucet as indicated in the picture on the right
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN THE DIAGRAM BELOW TO PRIME YOUR BLACK BERKEY ELEMENTS
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO COMPLETE THE ASSEMBLY
Use the diagram below to help you identify the parts and find their location.
Remove the filter elements and parts from their protective packaging, checking each item against the diagram.
Extreme cleanliness is important. Wash hands before proceeding. Assure that contamination of the components does not take place during assembly.
Fit the knob (1) onto the lid (2) by inserting the screw (3) up through the hole in the lid and screwing on the knob. Hand tighten only.
Place the large sealing washer (10) over the threaded part of the filter element (5).
Place the primed element (5) into the hole in the base of the upper chamber (4).
Secure element in the chamber base by screwing on the wing nut (11) onto the threaded mount. Repeat #5 & #6 until all filter elements have been installed. Hand tighten only.
Place one small washer (8) onto the threaded part of the outlet spigot (7).
Insert thread of spigot (7) through hole in the side of the lower chamber (6). Place the second small washer (8) over the thread within the chamber and secure in place with the nut (9). Tighten securely by hand only.
Put the upper chamber (4) on top of the lower chamber (6) and place lid (2) in position.
Ensure that the spigot (7) is in the "OFF" position.
Your Berkey filter is now ready to use.
Fill the top chamber with water and let it filter into the lower chamber.
Drain off this filtered water and repeat the procedure.
You know have a supply of high-quality drinking and cooking water at your disposal everyday and in an emergency.
NOTE OF CAUTION :
The lower chamber will hold about the same amount of water as the upper chamber. Make sure you don't put more water in the upper chamber than the lower chamber will hold. If you do the water will fill up and overflow the lower chamber.
To avoid this simply check the water level in the lower chamber to determine how much water to add to the upper chamber.
Note: If the filters are left to stand for more than 3 days, then it is recommended that water be run to waste for 1 minute before using. When installing filter elements for the first time or replacing a used element with a new one, it is important to condition the new filters using the above procedure.
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