water softener for a home with low water pressure


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Old 02-05-10, 12:26 PM
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water softener for a home with low water pressure

I am looking into purchasing a water softener for my home. I have always needed to clean out the kitchen faucet to remove sediment build up and recently needed to clean out the washing machine hot water line. My home is 6 years old, I live in a rural area on city water, and I live up hill from the street so my water pressure is low, about 35psi. I have a tankless water heater and the house has been set up with a 1" water line loop for a softening system.

my concern is the low water pressure. Will I lose additional pressure after installing a system and what is the minimum size system I should install?

Thanks for any information you can provide.
 
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Old 02-05-10, 01:33 PM
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Will I lose additional pressure after installing a system?
No. You could also install a water pressure booster pump. 35PSI is pretty low. Here is a neat video to watch: How to Install a Water Pressure Booster | Video | Plumbing | This Old House
 
 

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