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lbailey
Shared well pressure

I live in a subdivision in which 8 houses share a well. I do not know exactly how much pressure I am getting but I do know that is is dismal. I recently saw an episode of Ask This Old House where Richard installed a booster in a house on a city water supply. I am wondering if that system would work for me or what my options are. Apparently the well pump pressure itself cannot be turned up any more either. Thanks

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Shared well pressure

Yes you can however a couple of cautions
1.The maximum boost pressure for a pump is in addition to your existing system pressure. For example; if your existing pressure is 30 PSI, and your new booster pump has a maximum boosting pressure of 40 PSI, the total system pressure will now be 70 PSI.
2. I would recommend a full size bladder tank after the booster pump to help prevent dropping the others pressure to 0 for full periods of use.
Jack

lbailey
Re: Shared well pressure

Thanks a lot -- would you by any chance recommend a certain brand?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Shared well pressure

Generally speaking what ever brand is carried and serviced locally.
Jack

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