Help! Want to ensure high pressure/volume in new house.
Posted by Stephen on December 22, 19100 at 20:48:38:
My wife and I are spoiled with the local city water pressure. We've backed the regulator out so we're getting ~75 psi all the time. We love it, and enjoy the difference it made taking a shower (along with removing the shower head restrictor too...)

My question is: We're building a new house in the county and will be running off of a well system. We're just beginning the plumbing rough in. Our well is 605 ft deep, and has a refill rate of 1.5 gph and a reserve capacity of 1200 gals (that's what the well company said.)

What do we need to do at this point to ensure the best flowing shower in the new house? I've already agreed to spend extra to get a 1.5 hp well pump. Will this help? What about the size of the pressure tank? The house is 4 br/4.5 bath with LP Gas hot water heaters (two, one 40 gal for two upstairs bedrooms and the kitchen, one 50 gal for downstairs master bath, downstairs guest 1/2 bath and one full bath upstairs.)

Any advice is greatly appreciated!


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