Re: Very Low Water Pressure
Unless you are running out of water you shouldn't need a new well.
Increasing the size of the pressure tank would only add more time before the pump kicks on, it won't increase pressure.
Open a bib and watch the pressure gage, if the pump kicks on at 45 lbs and maintains that pressure then the pump is supplying enough water and pressure, although it is to small a pump for your whole house.
The loss of pressure at the bibs is because of restriction, the main copper lines should be 3/4/ ", the whole house filter can be another cause and turning it to bypass may not help. Water softeners, reducer couplings, and shut offs can also reduce pressure.
A faulty check valve could also be a problem.
Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 10-06-2011 at 02:31 AM.
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