|Posted by Todd Matthews on February 04, 2004 at 19:43:10:|
|In response to Re: well pump pressure|
Deb, what's with the attitude???
You obviously didn't understand my issue - I told you clearly in my message that my pump is only capable of 60psi output. I now know (through trial and error)that I cannot get the pressure I need to my house with a pump of this size. I have since had to purchase a pump capable of pumping out more pressure to get the 50psi I wanted at my house (pressure switch set to 30/50, pressure tank at my house). Next time, quit with the snide opening remarks...your re: posting didn't tell me any more than the original!
: : : : I recently installed a new 3/4 hp jet pump and pressure tank to replace the very old system I had. I run off a shallow well (approx 15 ft deep). Right now the well, pump and pressure tank are located about 50-60 feet (vertically) below the house, the total distance being probably 150 feet or so away. I have set my pressure switch to 40/60 and have adjusted the pressure in my pressure tank to 38psi when empty. The pump is cuurently working properly according to that setting (on at 40psi, off at 60psi) however this doesn't supply adequate pressure to the house. At 60psi, the entire house gets water, however as the pressure drops, the upper floor loses pressure. Near the 40psi mark, there is no water flowing from the faucets on the upper floor. What can I do to correct this problem? I cannot increase the pressure at the pump as 60 psi is max. Do I need a more powerful pump? Can I move my pressure tank up the hill to my house? Any help would be appreciated
: : : You lose almost a half pound of pressure per foot of vertical rise, so you by the time it climbs 60' vertically, you have lost about 30 lbs of pressure. Relocate the tank to the house. Make sure that your pump is capable of the extra vertical rise.
: Let's start over, since you are obviously not getting what I am telling you.
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