• Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
  • Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
  • Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
  • Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System
Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System

Berkey Sight Glass Spigot for Royal Berkey System & Imperial Berkey System

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  • View current water level in your berkey water filter
  • Fits the Royal & Imperial Berkey
  • Replaces original spigot on berkey water filters
  • Commercial grade spigot

Customer Reviews

Corrected leaking spigot with beveled washer (not in package!) I just purchased this sight glass spigot from this seller for a Big Berkey I bought. It arrived fine and in good time. The package arrived with the spigot and plastic nut with two washers. I read the instructions as well as looked on youtube how to attach this without breaking the nut. There are good instructions on youtube, but what I discovered is that with this spigot came two washers that were both FLAT washers. One a little thicker than the other one, but both flat. The Berkey instructions I received with the main filter mention a washer that is beveled for the spigot...this beveled washer goes on the outside and a flat one on the inside - then hand screw the nut till tight. I put the spigot together, used it for about 10 days and then woke up to my counter floating with water. There was a drip drip drip from the spigot where it attaches to the bottom part of the filter. I thought I would just have to tighten it, but after tightening it as hard as I could with my hand to no avail as it kept dripping. I used a plier to tighten it tighter, but still a drip! Then I read again about the beveled washer. So I found the original spigot that came with the Big Berkey and there was in the package a beveled washer! This fit the glass spigot with the bevel side facing the container, the flat washer I put back on the thread inside the bottom part and hand threaded the spigot on as tight as I could hand tighten and ol and behold - no leaks! This glass spigot needs the beveled washer that DID NOT come with this spigot. So my advise is to contact the seller to make sure that you get the right washers! Sorry this is so long, but if I hadn't had an unused basic Berkey spigot from another source, I would not have been able to stop the leaking. It has been almost 12 hours now and no leaks. 3How to properly install the sight glass spigot It seems many are having some difficulty installing it without leaks. Try this installation procedure and see if it helps (it should).Do not use the washers that came with the spigot. Instead, go find the beveled washer that came with the original spigot.1. Insert the beveled washer onto the spigot. It should be positioned in a way so that the beveled portion will face the exterior of the Berkey unit (should look like >| where ">" is the washer and "|" is the outside of the Berkey unit).2. Insert the spigot into the hole on the Berkey.3. Insert the other washer.4. Insert the nut.4. Push hard on both sides as you tightly screw the nut (tightly as possible).Tip: If you are having issues tightening it adequately, then you can tighten it by turning the spigot itself.The spigot works fine. The plastic is BPA free. The water flow is good. And it's very convenient being able to tell how much water is remaining in the bottom canister. This should really come standard with the unit. Lifting the upper canister to check the water level is annoying, not to mention that the Berkey is a finger print magnet.I'm docking a point because it should really have come with the beveled washer. Also, there were no instructions included with the spigot. Even a simple "go to this URL for instructions" would have been nice. Especially seeing how many people are experiencing leaks and having issues properly tightening the spigot. 4I don't cry over spilt water, I don't pay $40 for it either. I don't cry over spilt water, I don't pay $40 for it either.My spigot is leaking, I think there's some type of defective spring mechanism inside of it. Sometimes after use it's fine, other times there will be a continual leak until the level is adjusted (I can't figure out the rhyme or reason). 1Much better than original spigot provided 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.So, flow is much faster and it's convenient not to have to lift the top reservoir to check water levels in the bottom reservoir every few hours.Interestingly, the top of the sight glass is open, so that if you have a full bottom reservoir, a little water spurts out the top of the glass. It only happened once when I plopped the top down too hard. (At the beginning I used to compare the sight glass reading with the actual water levels, but have since stopped disturbing everything to check.)Another great Berkey investment. As I said in my review for the Big Berkey, it was the best $300 I've ever spent. 5Works great, but overfilling Berkey will send water through the sight glass vent hole I've been pleased with this device. Once I overcame my bonehead mistake and learned not to overfill the top chamber, I've had good success, and none of the leakage that some have reported.First, I took the reviews seriously and ensured I tightened the spigot well and got a good seal where it penetrates the bottom chamber. I tested this over the sink to be sure I had it well-sealed. All is well there.The bonehead lesson came in the form of overfilling the top chamber. Before I got this sight glass, I had the standard spigot, and never had a problem. It didn't matter how much water was already in the bottom, I could still add to the top of the top chamber. If that brought the level in the bottom chamber to maximum, it wasn't a problem because the rest would sit in the top chamber and not leak. (I'd been worried that it would because there's no seal between the top and bottom, just an overlap. But it turns out that apparently any excess sitting in the top pushes outward on the inside of the top chamber and sufficiently tightens it against the bottom chamber at the overlap.)But the same is not true when this sight glass is installed. You see, the sight glass has a vent hole at the top. Of course it would - it has to, or else any air in the glass just gets compressed and pushes back against the rising water level and gives an inaccurate reading. But what this means is that the maximum level your Berkey will hold is exactly the same level as the top of the sight glass. Any more than that and water, which will ALWAYS level itself, comes merrily out the top of the glass through the vent hole, and all over your floor. The first time this happened to me, I thought my seal at the flange had given way, but I verified it was good and filled (overfilled) my Berkey again. This time, I caught it in the act of bubbling out the top of my sight glass. Silly me - don't tell anyone I have an engineering degree, because it didn't save me from a Homer Simpson moment or two. 4Mess saver and worth the peace-of-mind. 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. 5Works just like it is supposed to I bought this to replace the stock spigot so that I can see how much water is in the bottom tank without having to remove the upper tank. Works just like it is supposed to. Was easy to install and now I know how much water is in the lower tank by just a quick glance..Now for the not so good. Got up the next day and there was a small puddle on the kitchen counter, A quick check to see where the leak was coming from and I discovered that when I filled the upper tank before going to bed the water level in the lower tank went higher then the top of the sight gauge, Because there is a vent at the top of the sight gauge the water came out through there. No big deal, I will just have to remember not to fill the tank so high from now on. It might be a good idea to purchase the next bigger gauge for you Berkey so that the top of the sight gauge is higher than the meeting place between the upper and lower tank. I might call Amazon and exchange it for the next bigger gauge. 4Don't Buy, Malfunctioned and Ruined My Floor DO NOT BUY! I bought this thing to go with my Royal Berkey which I love. Put the thing on, tightened well, filled the Berkey with water, put it on the shelf. While the Berkey filtered the water it showed the water level rising but it was not accurate. Also, there is a hole in the top of the metal gauge that allows contact with the air around the device and potentially contaminants from your nice clean Berkey filtered water. The gauge also showed the thing halfway full after about 15 minutes. But when you took a drink that line plummeted and you could see that it was really not as full as it said it was. I am not sure if it works right after it is full because I never got the chance to find out. Here is the real reason you don't waste your money on this product:The mouth of the nozzle began leaking in the night. Drop after drop right where the water was supposed to come out when you press the lever down. We live in an 1880 farm house. Water all over the hardwood floors and into my basement (remember, full Royal Berkey holds over 3 gallons). This is a catastrophic FAIL! If you live in a barn, or a place where you don't care if the floor is ruined by water, and you don't want your Berkey to hold water, go ahead and give this a try. Even if one in a hundred fail like this, it is too many. I cannot even return the thing and get my money back because my insurance company has asked me to hold onto it because they may need evidence to go after them. 1Don't get a Berkey without one! 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.:) 5Buyer Beware It Might Fail. 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. 1
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Corrected leaking spigot with beveled washer (not in package!) I just purchased this sight glass spigot from this seller for a Big Berkey I bought. It arrived fine and in good time. The package arrived with the spigot and plastic nut with two washers. I read the instructions as well as looked on youtube how to attach this without breaking the nut. There are good instructions on youtube, but what I discovered is that with this spigot came two washers that were both FLAT washers. One a little thicker than the other one, but both flat. The Berkey instructions I received with the main filter mention a washer that is beveled for the spigot...this beveled washer goes on the outside and a flat one on the inside - then hand screw the nut till tight. I put the spigot together, used it for about 10 days and then woke up to my counter floating with water. There was a drip drip drip from the spigot where it attaches to the bottom part of the filter. I thought I would just have to tighten it, but after tightening it as hard as I could with my hand to no avail as it kept dripping. I used a plier to tighten it tighter, but still a drip! Then I read again about the beveled washer. So I found the original spigot that came with the Big Berkey and there was in the package a beveled washer! This fit the glass spigot with the bevel side facing the container, the flat washer I put back on the thread inside the bottom part and hand threaded the spigot on as tight as I could hand tighten and ol and behold - no leaks! This glass spigot needs the beveled washer that DID NOT come with this spigot. So my advise is to contact the seller to make sure that you get the right washers! Sorry this is so long, but if I hadn't had an unused basic Berkey spigot from another source, I would not have been able to stop the leaking. It has been almost 12 hours now and no leaks. 3How to properly install the sight glass spigot It seems many are having some difficulty installing it without leaks. Try this installation procedure and see if it helps (it should).Do not use the washers that came with the spigot. Instead, go find the beveled washer that came with the original spigot.1. Insert the beveled washer onto the spigot. It should be positioned in a way so that the beveled portion will face the exterior of the Berkey unit (should look like >| where ">" is the washer and "|" is the outside of the Berkey unit).2. Insert the spigot into the hole on the Berkey.3. Insert the other washer.4. Insert the nut.4. Push hard on both sides as you tightly screw the nut (tightly as possible).Tip: If you are having issues tightening it adequately, then you can tighten it by turning the spigot itself.The spigot works fine. The plastic is BPA free. The water flow is good. And it's very convenient being able to tell how much water is remaining in the bottom canister. This should really come standard with the unit. Lifting the upper canister to check the water level is annoying, not to mention that the Berkey is a finger print magnet.I'm docking a point because it should really have come with the beveled washer. Also, there were no instructions included with the spigot. Even a simple "go to this URL for instructions" would have been nice. Especially seeing how many people are experiencing leaks and having issues properly tightening the spigot. 4I don't cry over spilt water, I don't pay $40 for it either. I don't cry over spilt water, I don't pay $40 for it either.My spigot is leaking, I think there's some type of defective spring mechanism inside of it. Sometimes after use it's fine, other times there will be a continual leak until the level is adjusted (I can't figure out the rhyme or reason). 1Much better than original spigot provided 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.So, flow is much faster and it's convenient not to have to lift the top reservoir to check water levels in the bottom reservoir every few hours.Interestingly, the top of the sight glass is open, so that if you have a full bottom reservoir, a little water spurts out the top of the glass. It only happened once when I plopped the top down too hard. (At the beginning I used to compare the sight glass reading with the actual water levels, but have since stopped disturbing everything to check.)Another great Berkey investment. As I said in my review for the Big Berkey, it was the best $300 I've ever spent. 5Works great, but overfilling Berkey will send water through the sight glass vent hole I've been pleased with this device. Once I overcame my bonehead mistake and learned not to overfill the top chamber, I've had good success, and none of the leakage that some have reported.First, I took the reviews seriously and ensured I tightened the spigot well and got a good seal where it penetrates the bottom chamber. I tested this over the sink to be sure I had it well-sealed. All is well there.The bonehead lesson came in the form of overfilling the top chamber. Before I got this sight glass, I had the standard spigot, and never had a problem. It didn't matter how much water was already in the bottom, I could still add to the top of the top chamber. If that brought the level in the bottom chamber to maximum, it wasn't a problem because the rest would sit in the top chamber and not leak. (I'd been worried that it would because there's no seal between the top and bottom, just an overlap. But it turns out that apparently any excess sitting in the top pushes outward on the inside of the top chamber and sufficiently tightens it against the bottom chamber at the overlap.)But the same is not true when this sight glass is installed. You see, the sight glass has a vent hole at the top. Of course it would - it has to, or else any air in the glass just gets compressed and pushes back against the rising water level and gives an inaccurate reading. But what this means is that the maximum level your Berkey will hold is exactly the same level as the top of the sight glass. Any more than that and water, which will ALWAYS level itself, comes merrily out the top of the glass through the vent hole, and all over your floor. The first time this happened to me, I thought my seal at the flange had given way, but I verified it was good and filled (overfilled) my Berkey again. This time, I caught it in the act of bubbling out the top of my sight glass. Silly me - don't tell anyone I have an engineering degree, because it didn't save me from a Homer Simpson moment or two. 4Mess saver and worth the peace-of-mind. 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. 5Works just like it is supposed to I bought this to replace the stock spigot so that I can see how much water is in the bottom tank without having to remove the upper tank. Works just like it is supposed to. Was easy to install and now I know how much water is in the lower tank by just a quick glance..Now for the not so good. Got up the next day and there was a small puddle on the kitchen counter, A quick check to see where the leak was coming from and I discovered that when I filled the upper tank before going to bed the water level in the lower tank went higher then the top of the sight gauge, Because there is a vent at the top of the sight gauge the water came out through there. No big deal, I will just have to remember not to fill the tank so high from now on. It might be a good idea to purchase the next bigger gauge for you Berkey so that the top of the sight gauge is higher than the meeting place between the upper and lower tank. I might call Amazon and exchange it for the next bigger gauge. 4Don't Buy, Malfunctioned and Ruined My Floor DO NOT BUY! I bought this thing to go with my Royal Berkey which I love. Put the thing on, tightened well, filled the Berkey with water, put it on the shelf. While the Berkey filtered the water it showed the water level rising but it was not accurate. Also, there is a hole in the top of the metal gauge that allows contact with the air around the device and potentially contaminants from your nice clean Berkey filtered water. The gauge also showed the thing halfway full after about 15 minutes. But when you took a drink that line plummeted and you could see that it was really not as full as it said it was. I am not sure if it works right after it is full because I never got the chance to find out. Here is the real reason you don't waste your money on this product:The mouth of the nozzle began leaking in the night. Drop after drop right where the water was supposed to come out when you press the lever down. We live in an 1880 farm house. Water all over the hardwood floors and into my basement (remember, full Royal Berkey holds over 3 gallons). This is a catastrophic FAIL! If you live in a barn, or a place where you don't care if the floor is ruined by water, and you don't want your Berkey to hold water, go ahead and give this a try. Even if one in a hundred fail like this, it is too many. I cannot even return the thing and get my money back because my insurance company has asked me to hold onto it because they may need evidence to go after them. 1Don't get a Berkey without one! 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.:) 5Buyer Beware It Might Fail. 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. 1
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