How to Plumb a Water Pressure Booster Pump

In certain communities where the population is dense and a lot of people are living in the same area, water pressure may be a problem and having a pressure booster pump can make life easier in your home by providing consistent water pressure. If the pump requires repair, it should be taken care of quickly in order to ensure constant water pressure and to avoid having the problem get worse.

Materials

  • Pressure Booster Pump
  • PVC Pipes
  • Wrench Set
  • Vice Grips
  • Teflon Tape

Step 1: Preparation

Before starting on your plumbing project, make sure that the booster pump is turned off. Go to the main circuit breaker and turn off the switch that gives power to the pump.

Step 2: Dismantle the Pipes

Determine which pipe is causing the problem, whether it is the inlet or the outlet pipe. The inlet pipe is the pipe that comes from the water source and the outlet pipe is the one that goes into the house, put quite simply. Dismantle the pipes by using the vice grips and wrenches, loosening the bolt that connects to the pump.

Step 3: Attach the New Pipes

Get your PVC pipes and clean the ends. Clean the ends of the pipe coming from the pump, as well. Place some Teflon tape around the threading and then attach the new PVC pipes to the pump and to the inlet or outlet pipe. Use the wrench and vice grips once again to join them back together. After your plumbing project, turn on the pressure booster pump to see that it works.