I bought Berkey with the black filters. He failed miserably out of the box. The filter seal was leaking and I did a red dye test and it did zero filtering. If I had relied on that filter to save my life I would have been dead.
So I put together my own with buckets and “Ceramic Dome Water Filter Element with Silver for Anti-Bacterial Purification”. I did the red dye test on this and it worked flawlessly. Though I am the paranoid kind so I also have many Sawyer water filters.
Do you have a link to the filters you are using? I have also had issues with the Berkey filters not being properly seated and sealed. During an emergency, is not the time to be testing your toys. Swamp
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This is what I got. I got two of them. I tested them to make sure that the red dye did not get through to the filtered water.
What really makes me angry about Berkey is they have Zero Honor or Integrity. I called them about the red dye test failure and talked to several people and they said I was nuts that no filter could pass that test. I even took some pictures of the test.
Now, Berkey says they invented the red dye test. Liars liars pants on fire. I will never buy their products.
Not sure where it was invented or who came up with it but I saw a video by another prepper doing it years ago.
I keep a bottle of red dye with each of my filtration systems just so after I put it together, I can test it. If anyone is using a filtration system I recommend testing it with red dye at least after you change the filters. If it isn’t removing the dye, you could die or come seriously sick in SHTF.
Statistics: Posted by Gunns — Thu May 11, 2017 9:25 am