|Posted by Sean on December 31, 1998 at 08:22:40:|
I just read a message below regarding low water pressure in a system charged by a submersible pump. I have just built a new house and have the exact same problem. Here are the particulars - drilled well, submersible pump, 40 gal pressure tank, pressure boosted from original 40 up to 50 psi, tankless hot water service, hot water radiation heat, 1/2 copper piping throughout domestic water. 1 and 1/2 baths, kitchen sink and washer spread over two floors.
When I turn on one facuet and then another, even in the same bathroom, the pressure in one will be reduced to practically nothing. This is very annoying when running a bath while trying to rinse out your toothbrush - or trying to run the bath while someone is filling the kitchen sink. This is a brand new house and its kind of annoying. I built the house myself but I had to have a certified plumber do the rough-in. In retrospect I would have had 3/4" piping used but I am not sure if this a part of my problem. Here are the things I think may be the problem - but remember, I am not a plumber so some may seem way off base. Please comment on them.
system pressure is too low
Any comments/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year!
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