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I need to get a water preasssure booster for my two story home and would like to know what should I look for. I know a specific brand can't be named, so I'm looking in specifications I should look for the pump, like minimum gpm, horsepower, etc...

My water utility sometimes feeds water to my home at less than 10 PSI. Way too low to take a shower upstairs. Their response is basically to get a cistern and water pump, cause sometimes the water is cut off completely.

For now, I'm trying to get a water pump booster to connect my 1/2 inch water pipe. I don't intend to run it all the time since electricity costs are pretty high here and only need it when showering late at night when the pressure is at its lowest. I already have a check valve at the mains so water doesn't go back out. I intend to get a water cistern later on, but for now I'd like to get a booster pump.

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    Keep in mind that it will not be useful to just put a pump inline with a low pressure line to boost the output pressure. The reason is that the pump will need an adequate flow of low pressure water to create the high pressure flow. You will need to arrange for a low pressure holding tank so that the pump has the necessary intake volume. – Michael Karas Mar 18 at 11:32
  • @MichaelKaras I think your comment describes my answer... – Solar Mike Mar 18 at 12:25
  • Where is this? Do you have a tank water heater or a tankless? – Jim Stewart Mar 18 at 12:26
  • @SolarMike - Indeed. I tried to make the detailed point of why. – Michael Karas Mar 18 at 12:35
  • I actually have a solar water heater with 80 gallon on the roof. I understand about the pump running dry. – Rick Mar 18 at 17:24

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