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Old 02-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Hi, I have some issues with water pressure and wanted to ask around to see if anyone had any advice.

I have a well, my pump 3/4 hp and is located in the ground. I have one of those blue water tank holders which appears to be about 30 gallons. I have a 40/60 switch.

We have 2 full bathrooms on the 2nd floor and 1/2 bath downstairs we have discussed putting a shower/ bathroom in the basement and another 1/2 bath out in the pool house but have not moved forward on either just yet.

The problem we are having is it seems like half way through a shower the pressure dies. I'm guessing this is the 40 psi side of things. the 60 seems weak as well, but still we would like more pressure. more like 70psi

I wanted to know if we got a larger blue holding tank would that maintain the 60psi longer? if indeed it really is 60psi. how about one of those booster pumps would that boost my water pressure up to say 70psi and hang in there long enough to take a shower?

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I wanted to know if we got a larger blue holding tank would that maintain the 60psi longer? if indeed it really is 60psi. how about one of those booster pumps would that boost my water pressure up to say 70psi and hang in there long enough to take a shower?
Ayuh,... A larger tank will run slightly longer between cycles...

Your pressure switch might be adjustable to higher pressure settings, or a different switch, with higher settings could be used...

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Ayuh,... A larger tank will run slightly longer between cycles...

Your pressure switch might be adjustable to higher pressure settings, or a different switch, with higher settings could be used...
Well It turns out after I relocated my water tank and Hot water heater this weekend. The switch was a 30-50 and my 30 gallon water tank was stuffed with 50lbs of air. I bought a new 40/60 switch. the directions stated to put 38lbs of air in the tank? Well this switch can be adjusted for sure, but I didn't mess with it just yet. So my next question should I lower the air in my water tank or leave it alone? If this tank is where I get my water pressure how much air can you put in one?

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Ayuh,... That sounds right...
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