Water Pressure Booster Pump for Home
Install a Water Pressure Booster Pump for Home Use
I installed a water pressure booster pump in my home years ago. I didn't build my house and my well pump only gets the inside pressure up to 45 pounds per square inch (PSI). I now have invigorating showers and plenty of water coming out of my garden hoses.
What is the Outgoing Pressure?
I have my outgoing water pressure set to 70 PSI. That's plenty of pressure. The incoming pressure was at 45 PSI before I began. That's just above the minimum pressure standard for city water mains.
Is it Hard to Install the Water Pressure Booster Pump?
No, it's not hard at all. It's far easier now as you can use press fittings instead of having to solder all your fittings and ball valves. If you have minimal plumbing skills you can have one installed in less than an hour. I've been a master plumber since 1981 and I'd rate this a 2 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. If you NEED HELP or want me to boost your confidence, I can call you on the phone or do a video call.
Does the Pump have a Check Valve?
Yes, there's a check valve on the incoming water line just before the electric booster pump. Without this check valve, you'd be sending high pressure back into the low pressure side of the system.
Do I Have to Install ByPass Piping?
Yes, you need to install simple by-pass piping. This three-valve setup allows you to take the pump out of the system and go back to the lower water pressure should the pump need to be serviced. Look at this photo of how it's accomplished:
Where Did You Buy Your Water Pressure Booster Pump?
I got my pump from a fantastic New Hampshire company, Towle & Whitney. Call them and they'll help you decide on the perfect water pressure booster pump for your home.
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