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Daulton 03-20-2011 02:52 PM

System for increasing home water pressure?
 
Are there inexpensive methods of increasing the water pressure for a small residence?

Thanks for your ideas.

Akpsdvan 03-20-2011 02:55 PM

Knowing what you have right now for in coming water, well, city....

What size of lines are running through the house?

how 03-20-2011 03:45 PM

Are you wanting higher pressure or water flow? Are you sure that your house water shut off or the water shut off on your property line is fully open? Do you have a pressure reducing valve near your house shut off valve that can be adjusted. What size is your lines into the house? What pressure do have right now?

VIPlumber 03-20-2011 04:24 PM

Daulton,

I hate to break it to you but it looks like you'll need to replace all the galvanized lines in your daughters house. The occlusion in the 3/4" pipe you mention here, http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/diy-comedy-pvc-main-water-line-98989/,is probably the reason she is experiencing low water flow. They are notorious for this.

how 03-20-2011 07:47 PM

Hey Daulton
Asking that question without referencing your other posting that gives more complete info wastes people's time here.

vond93 03-20-2011 10:35 PM

no theres not
 
there is not an inexpensive way to increase your water pressure . the pressure is set by city and regardless of pipe size pressure remains the same, if you have 90 psi it doesnt matter if you have 1/2 inch pipe or 4 inch pipe the pressure will still be 90 the problem you are probably noticing is that turbulence is slowing the water down as it flows thru pipe that has mineral buildup inside like little mountains they interfere with the flow , pipe size has to do with the volume of water being brought to your house you want to have a good size coming in to your house depending on the number of fixtures you have 1 inch is good to bring from the main then reduce to 3/4 and run 1/2 inch to fixtures depending on type of fixture this should give you the flow your looking for , copper is best choice of pipe , good luck


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