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M. Brooks, 1/20/12: "The service is incredible; each time I have contacted Safecastle, I get an immediate response. The owner's always been kind, considerate and very professional and stands behind his word. The membership perks--phenomenal. Safecastle is really a ministry to those trying to prepare ... truly a first rate outfit, selling quality products at a reasonable price, owned and operated by a man who has a servant’s heart."
 
William J., 5/12/12: "... getting 25% off MH cases wasn't enough. Now you're getting me over 50% off this purchase! You've saved me a bunch of money. Thanks for your outstanding shop and such great prices. Ya'll have one of the greatest operations going … and believe me, I DO shop around."
 
Jeffrey P., 7/6/12: "Excellent customer service is so rare these days that when you experience it you are somewhat surprised. As a fellow business owner, I certainly appreciate and applaud the manner in which you run your business. Being able to resolve this matter at 9:48 on a Friday evening is simply incredible."

M.M., 2/15/13: "I just want you to know how awesome and fast your shipping and service is. I think you already know this, but it doesn't hurt to mention it :) There are a couple of other major online stores that I placed orders over 6 weeks ago that have yet to ship. You all must be very hard working folk. Thanks!"

Dave W, 5/16/13: "Thank you so much for running a store that provides excellent customer service andsome I didn't even  sells quality products at reasonable prices. The Steelhead Adventure medical kits came today and I am once again impressed. I have shopped at other preparedness websites and I have yet to come across one that is as responsive to customers and potential customers as yours is. I have sent emails a couple times to you asking for more information when trying to compare products. You have always answered my questions fully as well as answering think to ask. Keep up the good work."

C.W., 6/17/13: "Wow! You guys are even greater than the greatness you have already proven to me!!"

J.H., 9/4/13: "Great customer support! Amazing deals and bonuses! Thank you."

Craig, 9/12/13: "Wow, what a sale! Thanks!"

Steve, 11/21/13: "You have very good customer service and I am recommending your company to everyone I know ... I wish all business people I deal with were this good. You are sure to be a continued success."

AR, 1/21/14: "God bless you, sir, for helping people put a little food security into their future. I was pleased with the purchases made with your company. You are good people, and I'm proud to know you."


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Berkey Ceramic Replacement Elements

Price: From $53.00 to $68.75

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The Sterasyl™ Ceramic Shell
The Sterasyl™ grade ceramic is designed to remove suspended solids and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%). The filter elements are produced using the latest ceramic techniques to provide a hollow porous ceramic, which is fired at a temperature in excess of 1,000º C. They are designed to operate with water flow going from the outside to the inside of the element. The ceramic shell exhibits a strictly controlled pore structure, so as to provide efficient sub-micron filtration, a proven defense against hard-shelled parasites such as Cryptosporidium as well as pathogenic bacteria. The ceramic also removes other less harmful, but equally unpleasant particulate debris such as rust and dirt.
 
 
Composition of the Sterasyl™ ceramic contains silver. This silver is a material designed to significantly inhibit mitosis or grow through. The result is that bacterial growth is inhibited from occurring within the Sterasyl™ ceramic element (which is possible with the other ceramic filter elements). Because of the silver, Sterasyl™ filter elements do not require sterilization after cleaning.
 

The Sterasyl™ filter, when used in in-line housings, is certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) as meeting their Standard No 42 for materials.

 

The Super Sterasyl™ Water Filtration Element
The Sterasyl™ ceramic is the ceramic shell used for the Super Sterasyl™ filter element. Accordingly, this filter element will have, at a minimum, the filtration benefits of the Sterasyl™ ceramic. Additionally, the bore of the ceramic shell is filled with granular activated carbon, which enables the filter to reduce chlorine and organic chemicals while improving the color, taste, and odor of the source water. The re-cleanable Super Sterasyl™ filter elements remove suspended solids, parasites, cysts and pathogenic bacteria (>99.99%) and reduce organic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, trihalomethanes, SOCs, VOCs and foul tastes and odors. The top of the Super Sterasyl™ element is closed with a unique ceramic dome. This prevents the possibility of breeching (leakage), which can occur with filtration elements that are closed with a plastic cap.
 


What’s Hiding in Your Drinking Water? Super Sterasyl™ Filters:

Remove Pathogenic Bacteria:
Cholera, Typhoid, Salmonella, Serratia, E.Coli, Fecal Coliform > 99.99% removal.

Remove Cysts (>99.999%):
Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia - 100% removal (based on tests by Arizona State University).

Reduce Organic Chemicals:
Pesticides, herbicides, organic solvents, SOCs, VOCs, trihalomethanes.

Reduce Chlorine > 90%

Reduce Turbidity, Sediment and Particulate:

@ 0.9 micron > 99.99%
@ 0.5 – 0.8 micron > 99.9%
@ 0.2 – 0.3 micron > 98%
(based on tests by Spectrum Laboratories, Minneapolis, MN).

Maximum working pressure: 125 psi
Maximum working temperature: 100º F
Minimum working temperature: 40º F

Super Sterasyl™ ceramic filters are manufactured to the following international standards and have been tested and approved by the following independent bodies or agencies:

ISO-9000: 2000, Hyder Labs – UK, Spectrum Labs – UK, WRc – Mednenham UK, Clare Microbiology – UK, Loughborough University - UK, University of Arizona – USA, Thresh, Beale, and Suckling – UK, and WRc Gwent – UK.

 
Bacterial mitosis and “grow-through”
Mitosis is the name for the usual method of bacterial cell division. This division is characterized by resolving the chromatin of the cell nucleus into a threadlike form that condenses into chromosomes, each of which separates longitudinally into two parts, one part of each chromosome being retained in each of the two new daughter cells. When conditions of growth (cell division) are right (proper environmental conditions, temperature, pressure, etc.) and sufficient nutrients, the “threadlike forms” can penetrate ordinary ceramic structure and create bacterial cells on the inside of ceramic elements. The Sterasyl™ grade filter elements incorporate silver into the porous ceramic shell, which inhibits mitosis or “grow-through”.
 
 

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LG., 12/10/12: "Wow is all I can say...you definitely made a customer for life and I will be posting how well you have taken care of this issue on facebook ...I  will also be spreading the word to all of my biker and survival friends ... I'm still at a loss for words other than thank you very much and I am sure karma will be giving back to you two-fold.

Gail S., 12/8/12:
"Your Customer Service is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. Thank you for that and for your excellent products and deals."

DC, 10/1/12:
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As a 15-year veteran of the customer service industry, I have always worked to provide my customers with World Class Service. As a result, I hold the yardstick VERY high when I find myself in the role of befuddled customer. In the 18 hours since I became a customer, Safecastle has gone light years beyond my every expectation. Quick response to my emails, willingness to explore all possible resolutions, and the way they took OWNERSHIP of my issues (no matter how small) have all astounded me. I honestly wish I had found Safecastle sooner, so I could have already told everyone who would listen where they can find truly World Class Service."

N.S., 6/16/12: "Wow. Thanks for the quick response. I must say, Jack Spirko's endorsement of your business caused me to choose you over any competitors, and he is spot on about your customer service. Thanks so much!"

Judie, 4/13/13: "Thank you for making shopping so easy ... and the sale prices so good!"

Adam, 5/3/13: "Thank you! You're running a great business."

Ed F, 5/6/13: "I wanted to thank you for the way you run your business and the service you provide. It is a pleasure to do business with you. You treat customers like friends and it is appreciated. My last purchase, the AEB Ox, happened because your personal recommendation in an email got me to look more carefully at it. Thanks."

Al M. (via BBB), 6/3/13: "This is the best customer service I've received from any company anywhere. Fast service. Pricing is always fair and sometimes great! They do what they say they will do and have never let me down. This is a world class organization."

Janet, 8/21/13: "I have found it a great experience doing business with your company, not only today, but also in the past. It is a pleasure to find a company today that takes care of their customers. You present great products and offer very nice savings opportunities to your membership. I have shared this message with my friends and they have place orders and were pleased. Thank you and may your business be blessed."