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Old 06-05-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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I live in Mexico and have low water pressure. Need economical way to boost pressure with pump and tank. Any suggestions?



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Old 06-05-2011, 05:52 PM   #2
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You sorta answered your own question. What you need is a booster system. Amtrol makes a decent one here...

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Old 06-06-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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Well water or city water?

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City water here

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There are many ways to boost pressure. A simple 1/2hp jet pump with a flow switch will turn it on and off.

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I have to ask what your water pressure is. This is only because I have come across customers who think that their pressure is low compared to a previous home or a friend/relatives home and it turns out that everybody's pressure was high. It could also be a matter of volume, not pressure, depending on what your situation is. Your house pressure should be 45-65 psi depending on house and piping design. Lower than 45 psi may give poor performance and over 75 psi could cause damage to a variety of things on your plumbing system.
If you are on city water, do you have a regulator? If so, it could be bad or just needs to be adjusted.

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Old 06-10-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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The problem here is that at times the town reduces the pressure so much that the water will not reach the house
because I am on a small hill. Most people use a water tank and pump so the water trickles into the tank from the street and the pump moves it up the hill. The problem is that sometimes I am afraid that the Water tank(Tinaco)
will run dry and burn up the pump.
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You can put a float in the tank that will turn the pump off when the water level is too low. It's not that costly and works well.



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