pressure booster setups for low water pressure.

Discussion in 'Tankless Water Heater Forum' started by bajaman, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. bajaman

    bajaman New Member

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    I have a Bosch Comfort II tankless heater that I am pleased with but I live in Baja and we have low water pressure. Looking for any advice on an inexpensive setup to boost pressure. I have read about an rv pump installed but can't find the article now.
    thanks for any help...
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    IF you have sufficient volume, then boosting the pressure works. If there isn't enough volume coming in, then you'll burn the pump up quickly. This Olde House has a session on installing one, which may work as a good reference if you check their website and watch it. Basically, it has a check valve, a small bladder tank that holds some water under pressure so the pump doesn't need to run with each water use, and obviously the pump. Basically, it's like a mini well pump system.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    I'm not familiar with the Bosch Comfort II but many tankless units will flow restrict when they reach design capacity. Boosting the pressure could just cause it to flow restrict more.
  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    The Baja might be using gravity fed, and a booster pump would help. As I said, though, don't let the tank run dry or the pump is toast (or, you could use a float switch, if there's one involved to shut it off).
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