The water pressure in my kitchen is too low to achieve a reasonable flow rate through the kitchen tap. For many years I have fitted a series of booster pumps which are activated when water is flowing from the tap. This fixes the problem with poor water pressure and allows the kitchen sink tap to function correctly (it has a fancy spray head).
The booster pumps have all had universal motors with a commutator and brushes and this results in two problems:
- They're quite noisy in operation
- The motor brushes wear out every 2-3 years
I am considering replacing the pump with one fitted with an induction motor. These should be a bit quieter and hopefully last considerably longer.
Will a booster pump with an induction motor take too long to spin up to be practical on a tap (rather than say a shower)?