Prime your system’s Black Berkey Elements without a faucet or hose connection with the Black Berkey Primer. The Black Berkey Primer pumps water into your elements, forcing performance-reducing trapped air out of the element’s pores and allowing water to flow freely through the element. The Black Berkey Primer can also use air to force water out of Black Berkey Elements—dramatically reducing the time and effort needed to dry out the filter before storing them. The Black Berkey Primer is for use only with Black Berkey Elements.
From the Manufacturer
Made for the extreme and enjoyed every day, Berkey systems are the gold standard in gravity-fed water systems. Berkey systems have been the trusted choice of adventurers, relief agencies, preppers, off-grid homesteaders, and families for over 20 years. Berkey gravity-fed water systems are available in 7 sizes and are ideal for use at home, camping, fishing, RVing, or during unexpected emergencies and disaster scenarios. Enjoy delicious, refreshing water for just pennies per gallon.
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Ideal for use while camping, RVing or in off-grid or emergency scenarios, the Black Berkey Primer is a hand-powered priming pump that allows you to prime your system’s Black Berkey Elements almost anywhere without a faucet or hose connections.
Priming Black Berkey Elements saturates the filters with water prior to use, removing any pockets of air trapped inside the filters which can slow down the filters’ ability to produce clean water. Black Berkey Elements must be primed before first use to insure proper operation.
Easy to use—with a Black Berkey Element properly immersed in water and attached to it, the Black Berkey Primer creates a simple pressure gradient which draws water into the center of each Black Berkey Element. Once the Black Berkey Element is completely saturated with water, the water passes through the Black Berkey Primer and squirts out of the opposite end.
The Black Berkey Primer can also purge, or backflush, Black Berkey Elements using air instead of water, clearing the compressed carbon filter wall of water debris that has accumulated with use and reducing the time and effort needed to dry the filters prior to storing them.
For use only with Black Berkey Elements.