Low flow faucet problem with well system

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

  1. agmonaco

    agmonaco New Member

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    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

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    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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