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Yes you can overfill a Berkey water filter...

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#1 Poohbear


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 11:16 PM

I feel so dumb right now. I've used my Big Berkey for several years and I've never done this before. I thought the lower chamber of the filter was almost empty, but without checking I went ahead and filled the upper chamber. A couple hours later I started hearing a dripping noise. When I went to the kitchen to check it out I found a huge puddle of water in the floor and my counter top was flooded and everthing on it sitting in water. There was still a trickle leaking out where the 2 chambers stack on each other. Apparently, the lower chamber was still nearly full and I added another gallon to the top and gravity did what gravity does...

Note to self (and all those with gravity water filters). Check the lower, filtered water chamber before adding more water to the top chamber. <_< <_<
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:48 AM

Thanks for the heads up. Funny how you can do the same thing over and over and then all at once forget how it works.

I did something similar in reverse. I went to make ice tea in the Mr. Coffee (tea) maker and couldn't get it to work. I turned it off and on a few times and unplugged and plugged it in a few times. Smacked it around and finally decided sweet tea wasn't on my menu for the day. I picked it up to slide it to the back of the counter and thought it was unusually light and with a slight smell of ozone. Duh yeah, I forgot to pour the water in the chamber. Fortunately, I didn't burn it up but it was hot. :banghead:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

Yeah, I've done that with the Berkey too. LOL
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:40 AM

Yeah, I've done that with the Berkey too. LOL

Oops! I don't think I'll admit out loud that I might have done that before..... :ashamed0002:

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:33 PM


MtRider [...don't have a Berkey...never did THAT... :rolleyes: but plenty other things :rolleyes: ]
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