3 cabins share a well pump, can I increase pressure to one cabin that is uphill?

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JeremyS

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I am looking to increase water pressure at my cabin. There is a well shared by 2 other cabins (one at the same location as the pressure tank/pressure switch and well, 1 cabin downhill, and my cabin that is about 500 ft away from the well and about 100 feet higher in elevation. My water pressure has always just been OK, and I'd like to fix that. Is the best way to increase pressure at my cabin to install another booster pump and pressure tank in my cabin, or perhaps just a pressure booster pump on the incoming water supply pipe?
 

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You maybe able to use a booster pump in the line coming up hill to your cabin. 100' of lift is about the same as 40 PSI. It would be best to install the booster at the bottom of the hill and set the pressure 40 PSI higher than your neighbors like 80/100. But with proper safeties so as not to collapse the line with too much suction, you maybe able to install a booster up at the house with a 40/60 pressure switch setting.

Best scenario would be to turn up the well pump to 80/100 and put a pressure reducing valve on the lines at that location or lower.

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Excellent advice! I hadn't thought about boosting at the well and then reducing to the other cabins. Thank you!
 
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