If two taps are opened at the same time on the main floor, or if one is opened on the main floor and one on the lower floor, the water pressure seems to be insufficient for both taps. The house is a bungalow with finished basement.
I was told that one way to fix that is to install a water pressure booster. I am a little bit unclear on how this will affect my plumbing. I am actually not sure if the above is a volume issue or a pressure issue (I know they are correlated).
Since I have ½" pipes (copper) and the city connects the house with ½" main pipe, I guess it could be both.
So here are my two related questions:
- Does the booster put additional strain on my plumbing? Can I expect weaker connections to crack and leak?
- What is the way to calculate the correct size of the tank for this booster?