Re: Raising water pressure in an old house
Posted by dick on September 12, 19100 at 11:32:24:
In response to Re: Raising water pressure in an old house
: I just bought an old house in a nice residential neighborhood. Sadly, the water service there has
: low pressure from the street, due to an old service
: that has not been replaced. I'm putting a jacuzzi
: on the third floor and I need enough pressure to
: carry hot water up there.

: Are there "store and forward" mechanisms for raising
: pressure in the house? The house is undergoing renovation anyways and has a large basement.

Yes there are, but they all require periodic maintenace , inspection, and repairs. before you go this route, i would measure the actual pressure and flow rate available at the water entrance. Depending on how severe the problem is, you might get by with running new 1" or larger pipes up to the third floor and to the jaccuzzi to increase the flow rate.
Remove the flow restrictors in faucets and showerheads to make them preform a little better.

Just how low is low???? You only loose less than 10 psi going from the first floor to the third (20 feet).

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