Curing low pressure in cold water system


Postby haddondavies » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:53 am

We draw our domestic water by electric pump from an underground culvert in the garden. A new washing machine is playing up - apparently because the water pressure is below half a bar. Is there an economical way to pressurise the cold water feed from the tank in the attic to overcome this?
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Postby marrtin » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:23 pm

An ideal solution would be to use a redundant power shower booster pump. I use a couple of old beer pumps which produce the same pressure (1 - 2bar).
A shower pump has an integral detector which when the wash machine starts, senses the flow, and will start pumping and stop as soon as the machine is full.
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Postby haddondavies » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:16 am

Many thanks for such a prompt and helpful reply. I 'll look into it.
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