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bigfishcatcher3 12-19-2012 03:38 PM

Increase Water Pressure At Shower
 
Im getting ready to run water lines to my new shower. I was just wondering if there is some kind of product that will increase the water pressure coming out of my shower head or is all based off of my pressure tank in my basement? I would love to have pressure like some of the hotel showers that I've used in the past. I am on a well, not city water not sure if that makes a difference.

joecaption 12-19-2012 05:59 PM

Far more important to have enough supply then pressure.
Run 3/4" supplys as close as possible to the valve and you will have all pressure you want.
Picture this, buy a 3/4" garden hose, now stand on the hose and turn it on.
Pressure will still be the same on the incoming side but lower flow on the out coming side.

Bondo 12-19-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by bigfishcatcher3 (Post 1076142)
Im getting ready to run water lines to my new shower. I was just wondering if there is some kind of product that will increase the water pressure coming out of my shower head or is all based off of my pressure tank in my basement? I would love to have pressure like some of the hotel showers that I've used in the past. I am on a well, not city water not sure if that makes a difference.

Ayuh,... To add to Joe's comments,... Yes, it's based on the system pressure,...

'n Good Flows,....:thumbup:

jagans 12-19-2012 06:39 PM

You can raise the pressure on your pressure switch, but it is all about flow. With a well, it usually depends on how much head your pump is pushing. My well only puts out about 4 GPM, but my pump was installed in 1993, and with my acidic water, it is nearing the end of its life, I am sure. I will jack up the HP when I replace it.

bigfishcatcher3 12-19-2012 07:49 PM

Thanks guys


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