7.5" Sight Glass Spigot – Travel / Big, 10" Sight Glass Spigot – Royal / Imperial, 13" Sight Glass Spigot – Crown
Sight Glass Spigot
$45.00 – $52.00
- Allows instant reading of the water level in the lower chamber of your stainless steel Berkey system
- Available in three sizes based on the system you own:
- 7.5″ – For Travel Berkey® and Big Berkey® systems
- 10″ – For Royal Berkey® and Imperial Berkey® systems
- 13″ – For Crown Berkey® system (includes sight glass brace)
- The glass tube of the spigot can be easily cleaned with soap and water as needed
- Includes two washers and a wingnut
- All systems come standard with a basic spigot; the sight glass spigot is an upgrade purchase
- Constructed of high-quality materials and made in the USA
Questions and answers of the customers
- Q I just received a black berkey primer. i found it totally impossible to assemble the valves with the pump bulb. any help?A I found it difficult too! I had to do trial & error, remembering that the end that goes TO the filter needs to be pushing air. You have to prime the bulb by allowing it to fill with water before the water can be pushed into the filter.
- A Since I use the site glass on a Big Berkey, I'm not sure but I doubt it.
- Q Little washer at bottom of sight glass tube missing. Leaks like crazy from bottom of that assembly. Just received this , frustratingA Did not have this problem. Our son also did not have this problems. I recommend you contact Berkey. or where you bought it from.
- A While it may fit, it may not be the right size to purchase. You may need the 10" Version.
- Q We followed users recommendations on using the beveled washer that came with the Berkey & no problem for 2 months, now it won't stop leaking! Help?A Are you sure it is leaking from where the sight glass inserts or if it is leaking from the top of the sight glass? I ask because I had this problem. Here is what I found with my Berkey and sight glass. There is a drainage hole located in the top of the sight glass. If the tank is too full it will overflow through this hole and it can look like your spout is leaking at the base but it isn't. What happens from time to time with my Berkey is that the spout seems to clog with particles either from my water or from particle that come out of the filter. I'm not sure which or both. When the flow clogs it appears like the tank is empty because of reduced flow so I fill the upper tank. But the bottom tank isn't empty and my filled tank above filters down and overflows the bottom tank. I clean out the tank and spout. Refill the tank and let it filter through and the spout is just fine. So if this is what is happening for you, which I suspect it is because the seal is a pretty simple design that should prevent any leakage, check to make sure the spout is clear and the tank isn't getting overfilled. I am still somewhat puzzled as to why the spout seems to plug up because I really don't find anything in it when I flush it. But I have found a few white particles in the bottom of the tank and assume these are some sort of residue from the filters or from my water. Good luck.
- A Don't know. I use my Berkey glass spigot on a Big Berkey water filter system.
- A YES! Here is how I did it. 1. Get a piece of white, light cardboard 7 inches long. 2. Cut a 1/4 inch wide strip of the cardboard. 3. Very carefully insert the strip into the slot on the backside of the sight glass, white side facing out. The water level in the glass will appear as a wide black spot. 4. You may want to use a piece of scotch tape in two or three places to insure that the strip does not fall off.
- A This is the one that I use.
- A It sits on the outside
- A Yes, I have a British model and it works great.
- A Contact Berkey at 1 800 350 4170 and they should be able to assist you
- A Yes, non bpa
- A I was going to say contact the seller, but as I can see a SELLER commented that the answer is NO!
- A I believe it is glass.
- Q why do we need to monitor the water level? don't we just pour enough water to fill both lower and upper tank?A I bought the glass water level because Big Berkey sits on the counter and I didn't want to run out of purified water or cause the purified water to over flow. I couldn't check the water level in the lower chamber w/o taking off the upper chamber.
- A No. It is a passive filter system.
- Q I've had this spigot for over a year and now it's leaking at the base of the glass tube. Is there any way to repair this so it doesn't leak?A This seems unusual. I would talk to the manufacturer.
- Q Can you leave this spigot on so you can fill up a container without holding the spigot on the whole time?A Yes, when you flip it down it stays in place.
- Q Sometimes it leaks, from the spout not from origins to the filter, how long is the warranty, or is there a trick to fix this?A I tried the warranty thing. The merchant will tell you one thing and then game the system. No satisfaction there so try tightening the screw cap for the handle.
- A It is really glass. I have been using it with my Berkey and it is great.
- Q Berkey says water should be added when the lower is empty. Anyone feels that the spigot is unnecessary?A I lived with the Berkey for a while without the sight glass but ultimately I purchased one. For me, being able to glance over and see when there is an actual need to add water just made things more smooth, with less action needed to keep the water flowing.
- Q Industrial rubber washers that come with it are leaching into my water. Where can I find food grade washers for this?A I don't seem to have that problem
- Q I have big berkey purifier. i'm having trouble with the spigot. even when full, at times spigot does not release water or allows only trickle. ???A Never have had an issues with our spigot. Is the inside of your Berkey cleaned out from possible calcium deposit? Other than that don't know what else to prescribe. We have had our Berkey now for several months and have had no issues. Sorry....hope this helps. JM
- Q After thoroughly cleaning the disassembled tap we still have stagnant taste...It's origin the rubber in tap Any/all help pleaseA Hi Kerry I haven't experienced any stagnant water taste from my Berkey. However, I have from time-to-time rinses my Berkey bottom tank with vinegar. Have you tried washing the tap rubber with vinegar
- A There isn't a locking mechanism. The spigot handle just pulls forward to pour.
- A No. Reverse Osmosis systems are a multi filter system requiring electricity to "push" untreated water through a membrane to remove all bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, AND essential minerals. Leaves water without taste. More expensive RO systems have a final filter to try and add back some of the essential minerals that are lost in the first stage. The Berkey system relies on gravity to push the water through filters which also removes bactreia, viruses and heavy metals, but does not remove most of the essential minerals... which is a good thing. (The Berkey is similar to a lot of the leading backpacking filters on the market.) I'm a chiropractor and acupuncturist and am daily having to recommend supplements of essential minerals for patients as this is a common problem of not getting enough. I can't help but wonder if this is partially due in part to America's trend to drink bottled and RO water. Berkey can be used with tap water, rain water, as well as yucky pond water and does not require electricity. Both types of systems provide clean safe water. Hope this helps with your decision.
- A Yes it fit my alexapure pro perfect.
- Q What happens if Iput a big berkey spigot on a royal berkey? i have a royal and I am being given a big berkey size spigot.A The spigot will overflow at the top, as the spigot needs air to work, and since the Royal Berkey bottom chamber is taller than the spigot, it will leak.
- Q The upper tank empty is about 1 1/2 pounds. Full just add the weight of a couple of gallons of water if you hold them in your hands. The weight of the upper tank also differs between the different size Berkey you have bought. you are asking a question using the sight glass page. If you get a glass water level spigot, there is no need to lift the Berkey top to check. the Glass spigot gives you the water level. I have never overflowed my Berkey using my glass spigot. Just remember to get the right size glass spigot for the size Berkey you buy. there are 3 sizes of glass spigots, 7" 10" and 13" I hope this has helped you., and enjoy your new Berkey water, it is the best! One of the best perks from having a Berkey is no more buying and lugging water around!!A This is supposed to be attached to the bottom collection cylinder of the berkey system to see how much filtered water is left. No sitting on the counter and no drilling holes.
- Q How heavy is the upper tank (when empty) AND or how hard (or easy) is it to lift and visualy check the water level?A The upper tank empty is about 1 1/2 pounds. Full just add the weight of a couple of gallons of water if you hold them in your hands. The weight of the upper tank also differs between the different size Berkey you have bought. you are asking a question using the sight glass page. If you get a glass water level spigot, there is no need to lift the Berkey top to check. the Glass spigot gives you the water level. I have never overflowed my Berkey using my glass spigot. Just remember to get the right size glass spigot for the size Berkey you buy. there are 3 sizes of glass spigots, 7" 10" and 13" I hope this has helped you., and enjoy your new Berkey water, it is the best! One of the best perks from having a Berkey is no more buying and lugging water around!!
- A More like 15mm
- A Did you take it apart to make sure that both ends of the glass tube are unobstructed? Mine works fine, but physics dictates that either the top or bottom of your tube must not be open because water will always seek its own level.
- A Yes, it does. The spigot itself is larger than the one that comes on the Berkey (so the water comes out faster which is nice) so it comes with it's own washers and nut. It's a worthwhile addition...
- Q Are there any markings on the tube: that indicate how much water i can safely add?....or do i still have to guess how much waters in the tank.A As others mentioned, the tube does not have any markings, but you can determine what is in the lower tank by looking at the water level in the tube. I purchased the smaller travel size Berkey, so in addition, I have a separate glass decanter with a spigot that I use to store my filtered drinking water in my kitchen. This allows me to make more water more often. I use a marked pitcher to refill the Berkey, so whatever amount of water I remove from the Berkey is what I put back in. Hope this helps.