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    Default Shared well pressure

    I live in a subdivision in which 8 houses share a well. I do not know exactly how much pressure I am getting but I do know that is is dismal. I recently saw an episode of Ask This Old House where Richard installed a booster in a house on a city water supply. I am wondering if that system would work for me or what my options are. Apparently the well pump pressure itself cannot be turned up any more either. Thanks

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    Default Re: Shared well pressure

    Yes you can however a couple of cautions
    1.The maximum boost pressure for a pump is in addition to your existing system pressure. For example; if your existing pressure is 30 PSI, and your new booster pump has a maximum boosting pressure of 40 PSI, the total system pressure will now be 70 PSI.
    2. I would recommend a full size bladder tank after the booster pump to help prevent dropping the others pressure to 0 for full periods of use.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Shared well pressure

    Thanks a lot -- would you by any chance recommend a certain brand?

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    Default Re: Shared well pressure

    Generally speaking what ever brand is carried and serviced locally.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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