View Full Version : Ideal Water Pressure
09-13-2004, 09:17 AM
I've heard that home water pressure should be 50 - 75 psi. What is ideal? Thanks.
Ideal is one of those subjective words. I would say 50-60 psi is a good range. If pressure is too high, it is hard on faucets and valves. Most code requires a pressure reducer if pressure is over 80 psi and a booster is pressure is below 15psi. I am on a well and use a 40-60 pressure switch.
09-19-2004, 10:50 PM
All my customers are on private wells and I set all the pressure switches at 40/60. Seems to make them all happy.
My opinion; worth price charged.
I also live somewhere where everyone is on private well. I always let my customers know, however, that a 40/60 puts a bigger workload on the pump than a 30/50. They usually go with the 40/60.
09-21-2004, 07:29 PM
We're 80 to 100 pounds although working in houses with wells they seem to do fine. Don't really miss the difference if you haven't had it. We get a lot of complaints about lack of pressure when people get a low flow faucet.
Some kill their dandelions by blowing them out of the ground with a garden hose.