Water Pressure

Old 05-19-11, 06:42 PM
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Question Water Pressure

I just bought a new refrigerator and, reading thru the instruction manual, reverse osmosis equipped water systems must have 40 - 60 pounds of pressure for the ice maker to work properly. Is there some way I can check the pressure or do I need professional help?

Filter system is mounted in the basement. Water enters the filter thru a small, plastic line then into a tank, 5 gallons maybe. The same size tube then runs to a copper tube then thru the floor and into the refrigerator.
Old 05-19-11, 07:25 PM
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RO water is reduced 30-35% or so from what your home pressure is. You would need city pressure of 70 psi to acheive 45psi out of the RO. This is a rough estimate. You can get a hose bib pressure gauge and check your house pressure.

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