Ideal Water Pressure

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by jacksmith7, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. jacksmith7

    jacksmith7 New Member

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    I've heard that home water pressure should be 50 - 75 psi. What is ideal? Thanks.

    Jack
  2. Deb

    Deb Plumber

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    Deb

    Ideal is one of those subjective words. I would say 50-60 psi is a good range. If pressure is too high, it is hard on faucets and valves. Most code requires a pressure reducer if pressure is over 80 psi and a booster is pressure is below 15psi. I am on a well and use a 40-60 pressure switch.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
  3. Kelly

    Kelly Builder/Remodeler

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    All my customers are on private wells and I set all the pressure switches at 40/60. Seems to make them all happy.

    My opinion; worth price charged.
  4. Deb

    Deb Plumber

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    Deb

    I also live somewhere where everyone is on private well. I always let my customers know, however, that a 40/60 puts a bigger workload on the pump than a 30/50. They usually go with the 40/60.
    Deb
    The Pipewench
  5. LonnythePlumber

    LonnythePlumber Plumber, Contractor, Attorney

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    80 to 100 lbs.

    We're 80 to 100 pounds although working in houses with wells they seem to do fine. Don't really miss the difference if you haven't had it. We get a lot of complaints about lack of pressure when people get a low flow faucet.
    Some kill their dandelions by blowing them out of the ground with a garden hose.
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