Low flow faucet problem with well system

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by agmonaco, May 21, 2011.

  1. agmonaco

    agmonaco New Member

    May 20, 2011
    Aliquippa PA
    Can you increase flow on a well water system. they run at lower pressure than city water.. My well pump system ranges between around 30-40 PSI compared to city water at 60 plus PSI. These new faucets run at 2.2 Gallons per minute or less at 60PSI.. Lower pressure- lower volume..

    any ideas without destroying the faucet nozzle??

    Thanks Tony
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    Information Technology
    NW Ontario, Canada
    Depends on what you have for a pump system. A good pump can produce 60 PSI and coupled with a Cycle Stop Valve (CSV) can provide near constant pressure as well.

    The first question would be how/why the pressure switch is set to 30-40? Most switches have a differential of 20 PSI so 20-40 or 30-50 is more to be expected. Do you have a micronizer that may limit the range?
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