The Black Berkey Primer™ is a hand-powered priming pump that makes it possible to prime Black Berkey® Purification Elements easily offline, without the need for faucets or hose connections. Priming the Black Berkey® Purification Elements saturates the filters with water prior to use, allowing for clean water production anywhere.
The Black Berkey Primer™ also purges (or back-flushes) the Black Berkey® Purification Elements using air instead of water to clean the proprietary pores of the compressed carbon filter wall. Purging the Black Berkey® Purification Elements accomplishes three tasks: (1) it clears the pores of debris that has accumulated with use, (2) reduces the amount of time & effort needed to dry the filters prior to storing them. (3) In addition, those who may be having difficulty priming their elements in a small sink, can use the Black Berkey Primer™ instead.
The Black Berkey Primer™ is specifically designed for use with the Black Berkey® Purification Elements.
With a Black Berkey™ Element properly immersed in water & 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, it passes through the Black Berkey Primer™ and squirts out of the opposite end.
Quick Assembly and Use Diagram
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