Re: Low Water Pressure
Installing a standard well pump without a pressure tank would mean that the pump would start EVERY time a faucet is opened. If there is a very slow stream, it would probably start and stop rapidly and repeatedly.
Also, without a pressure tank near the pressure switch, you can get a situation where the pump starts, the pressure surges over the cut-out pressure, the pump starts, the pressure drops again below the cut-in pressure, and the whole cycle repeats. Not real good for the pump.
That said, I did manage to find this product which may be just the ticket: http://www.lgpc.com/WaterSystems/constant-pressure.aspx
And this website associated with the above product: http://www.constantpressure.com/
Last edited by Fencepost; 01-01-2011 at 04:11 PM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.