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Sight Glass Spigot

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  • 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)
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  • 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

Size

7.5" Sight Glass Spigot – Travel / Big, 10" Sight Glass Spigot – Royal / Imperial, 13" Sight Glass Spigot – Crown

14 reviews for Sight Glass Spigot

  1. Jeaneen Molock

    Works as stated by manufacturer. Has annoying physical-illusion after installation because it is never perfectly perpendicular to the tank, as it leans-into the tank at the top of the spigot, like the leaning tower of Pisa. Maybe I have it screwed in too tight? IT STILL WORKS as general indicator of water reservoir. Certainly better than having to lift the upper tank off to see what’s accumulated, especially as your filters age you get less volume, even if you clean your filters according to manufacturer’s specs. Did you know you’re supposed to clean those periodically? Read your product owner’s manual !!! Nothing beats a Berkey and I couldn’t do without this indicator since I’m a detail man. GET ONE YOU DESERVE IT.

  2. Antonia Jacks

    When I first received this spigot it appeared to work until the filter was filled up all the way- then the spigot leaked a lot. So basically, I can’t fully fill my filter without having a leak. The spigot also does not accurately tell me how much water is available. Sometimes it will, but most of the time it is inaccurate. I currently have the filter all the way filled up (with a bowl underneath to catch the leak) and it only registers that there is a little bit of water in it. Definitely disappointed in this product and would not recommend. If it worked correctly, it’d be great and better than the regular spigot.

  3. Jacob Jaminez

    Its better quality than the spigot that came with the berkey. Very happy with this purchase. Ive used a berkey for 8 years now without this spigot, wish i purchased this a long time ago! It hasn’t leaked and we haven’t had any other incident. I highly recommend!

  4. rose arlia

    Just received today for my Big Berkey. It’s great little spigot and wish I had ordered it from the beginning. Actually I agree with others that it should be standard equipment. The flow rate is great.

  5. Joan Cosentino

    Purchased this in March. It worked GREAT at first. No problems and we were able to see the water levels so we knew when to fill the Berkey. Now it’s June, about 90 days later. About a week or two ago it started leaking profusely. No matter what level of water was in the Berkey the spigot would leak and leak from the spout. I checked if anything came loose or dislodged and I don’t see any issues. I have no idea what happened, but I do know it should have lasted much longer than that. Thank God I kept the original spigot! Now it’s past the Amazon return policy and I’m left with a $40 paperweight.

  6. Cathy Scotland

    Just received today for my Big Berkey. It’s great little spigot and wish I had ordered it from the beginning. Actually I agree with others that it should be standard equipment. The flow rate is great.

  7. Matt Barber

    The sight glass is a big help. I have overflowed the Berkey twice now, but that is because I was not paying enough attention. I know that the sight glass has prevented many many overflows. It works great and was easy to install. We tried using the hardware that came with the Berkey and it’s spigot, but you really need to use the hardware that they send with it. (They actually knew what they were talking about! Go figure.:)

  8. Martin Foard

    Just received today for my Big Berkey. It’s great little spigot and wish I had ordered it from the beginning. Actually I agree with others that it should be standard equipment. The flow rate is great.

    For those having trouble with leaks. I found the thin washers provided a little lacking, so I used the washers from my original spigot. I rub a little olive oil on the outside washer. Do not tighten it so tight that the washer becomes out of shape. I find that tight enough is me holding the inside nut with my fingers and tighten that way.

    When checking for leaks after install fill your bottom holding tank all the way up so there is water pressure applied to the washers. I discovered this when I only put enough water in to cover the spigot on the inside. I thought everything was fine and had no leaks until I filled the entire holding container with a full 2 gallons of water, that’s when the leak appeared. Just tightened a little more and was good to go.

    I wish someone would produce one made entirely of stainless steel with no plastic. I would most definitely be the first to purchase one.
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  9. Claudia Foote

    This glass water level spigot takes the guess work out of re-filling your Travel or Big Berkey water systems. Easy to installed and works like a charm. 5 stars for the quality of the product and manufacture’s packaging. If this was OEM (with no box) Amazon’s sub-par shipping department would have destroyed it.

  10. Andrea Ecker

    Its better quality than the spigot that came with the berkey. Very happy with this purchase. Ive used a berkey for 8 years now without this spigot, wish i purchased this a long time ago! It hasn’t leaked and we haven’t had any other incident. I highly recommend!

  11. Steve Walters

    Bought this for our Big Berkey. This is a life saver and a mess preventer! Much easier to read the gauge to know the level of filtered water available rather than lifting the lid and peering into the top reservoir. We also marked the gauge at two points; the first point or lowest on the gauge reflects what level the water is at after filling the reservoir with one 1-gallon pitcher. Once that filtered through, then I added a second 1-gallon fill into the reservoir and marked the next point on the gauge to represent the higher point reflecting 2-gallons of filtered water ready to go. Takes a little time in the day to complete the markings but worth it in the long run to accurately know how much water to fill into the top reservoir and avoid overage in the bottom reservoir. Now anyone in the house can refill the Berkey accurately, using the gauge and water level markings.

  12. Amber Rechtorovic

    I remember that with the original spigot, flow was slow because it was so small. This is way bigger, even when it’s the size specified for your particular Berkey (mine is the Big one). There are fewer issues with leakage than with the original spigot. Just be sure not to tighten the nut too much or too far along the bolt, because the washer will get completely squeezed out of place. I guess if I could offer advice, I’d say once contact is made, tighten until you see the washer move and then unscrew a couple turns until it’s back to normal (you have to overtighten a bit in order to see what’s correct). Also, the internal thread of this spigot is much, much shorter than the original, which worried me at first, but once everything is in place, just don’t worry. The plastic is strong, and the sight glass itself is made of steel and glass, very good quality.

  13. jeanne hillson

    I actually purchased this for a different water system and it worked just as I wanted. very easy to see the waterline now without having to peek inside.

  14. Kurt Keffer

    I use the Berkey multiple times a day. Water is clean and almost sweet tasting. It was easy to put together and I have had no water leaks. I later added the water sight glass and I appreciate the convenience of not having to lift the top section of the Berkey to check on the water level. In addition to the humans, I use the water for house plants and my cat’s water! 🙂

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Is the dimension 1/2 or 5/8 inch?Back to product
asked by pts admin on 2018-11-01 11:45:10
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  1. More like 15mm
    pts admin answered on 2018-11-01 11:45:19
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