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Re: [Shop-talk] Since we are talking about pfaucets

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Since we are talking about pfaucets
From: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:54:44 -0400
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On 8/2/2013 9:24 PM, wrote:
> Ok, here is the background.
> My house has a water pump that supplies water to my house, and two other
> buildings.  One building is above the level of my house.
> This works OK, but I need to increase the water pressure to the upper
> building.  It's supplied by a 3/4" pvc pipe.  There is NO chance of
> increasing that line.
> Best would be a pump and/or tank that I can put in my house since I have
> lots of space where the line leaves.
> The other building has very little 'extra' space, so anything I put up
> there needs to be pretty compact.
> Any ideas?  Do they make anything for this situation?
> Thanks!
You'll need to boost the pressure in the basement 10 lbs for ever 23 
feet of vertical distance between the buildings.  If the building is 
only 23 feet higher you could just adjust your pressure on your existing 
system (assuming you have a well pump and pressure tank already) 10lbs 
in the house.

Any more and I'd add a second isolated system to handle the added 
pressure.  Add a back flow value, a second pump, new pressure switch and 
expansion tank that can handle the need pressure.  If its too much 
pressure, you'll need to do this in the higher building.

How much higher is the second building?

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