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tmkt9785

05:15PM | 06/09/04
Member Since: 06/08/04
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Bvplumbing
I get a rushing noise in the water supply pipes every time the water gets used. let me try to explain. i live on a hill so we have very low water pressure (28#) it comes into the house and goes into 3/4" copper pipe. i installed a booster that bings me up to about (75#)which is fine but the noise coming from the supply lines to the pump is a pain. the distance from the meter to the pump is about 35-40' and is also 3/4" copper thick wall pipe. i have put rubber pipe clamps on the pipe but that didn't really help it. I have heard the increasing the size of the pipe to 1" or bigger will quit it down but i wanted to get some other advise b4 i went that route. the orig. owner have another pump nearer the water meter but in renovating the basement i needed to move it and then replace it....could this distance be part of the problem? any ideas would be welcome thanks for the time

tomh

10:33PM | 06/10/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
You are using a booster pump to bring up your pressure, but you really should consider a pressure tank. Yep, just like a groundwater well system. We live on a ridge and have municipal water supply. It has decent pressure, so we don't need a booster pump, but we have a pressure tank plumbed into the system. We have constant good water pressure, even when the irrigation system kicks on, a toilet is flushed, etc, the person in the shower, continues to get good pressure and constant temperatures.

A pressure tank, and pressure switch for your pump, would prevent your pump from cycling so much, and would do a better job of maintaining constant system pressure. I have a feeling it would also solve the noise problem.
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