low water pressure


Old 03-10-01, 02:07 PM
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I recently built a new home. The neighborhood is served by a community well. The water pressure is too low in my house. The pipe coming from the meter at the street to the house is 1" in diameter. The distance is about 135 feet. What is the best way to increase the pressure in the house? Will it help to increase the size of the pipe leading to the house?
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Old 03-10-01, 02:25 PM
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That depends on the size of the pipe to the meter, and the pump pressure.
If it's larger, then you may be able to go to that size to increase volume and pressure to your home.
Normally, a home is served by a 3/4" or 1" main supply line, so your 1" line should be adequate for good pressure, IF the community pump is producing enough adequate pressure for you all.
The farther you are away from the pump, and the more users there are on it, the less pressure you will have.
Good Luck!
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