To increase water pressure, you must increase the volume available to your system or increase the pressure but at a lower flow. For most domestic situations, increasing volume is not an option and pressure-boosting pumps are used.
Pressure-boost systems may be installed to work with municipal water supplies or your own well water.
Things You'll Need
- Pressure-boosting pump
- Pipe and fittings
- Concrete pump pad
- 110 VAC or 220 VAC
- Wood or light metal shelter
Installing Water Pressure-Boosting Pump
Shut off your source of water. Either close the water main to your house or turn off your well pump.
Mount booster pump on concrete pad or stable ground close to the water source.
Separate the water main to your house and remove a segment long enough to accommodate the size of your booster pump system.
Connect the water line from your water source to the input of your booster pump.
Note: the input to the booster pump will include a pressure regulator so incoming pressure does not exceed the capacity of the pump.
Connect the output of the booster pump to the water inlet of your house.
Connect power to the pump and set up for operation as described in the pump manual.
Open water supply from water main or turn well pump on. Check entire line for leaks.
Place protective housing over pump system.
Tips & Warnings
- For ease of future repair and maintenance work, installing cut-off valves before and after the pump will allow you to remove the pump with minimum disruption to your house and well.
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