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Im looking for some information on using a booster pump for my own/recently renovated newer home.
The house is the last house down a long privately shared driveway, with a shared water main. The town provides water. My water pressure is 90 psi at the sillcock, so i have plenty of pressure. The problem is that the water drops off to fill a one gallon milk jug at a rate of one gallon in 5 minutes! With that happening, the pressure? seems to no longer exist. The water volume fluctuates depending on who is drawing off the water main further up the driveway.
If I use more then one fixture, the rate of flow to that fixture is terrible at times. It can drop to a trickle of water. My volume of produced water is obscured?? I checked with the town and was told that I probably have a deteriorating water main that is a 1 inch galvanized pipe. "Tuberculation?" or Rust is said to be inside the diameter of the pipe.?
I've been a plumbing contractor for some 35 years and have done some homework on this issue. But have come up a bit short on what type of pump to use .Im looking for a booster pump that can take the low volume of incoming water and boost my house side pressure to a more useful level. I do not want to store water in a holding tank.
I have tried the "change the water main" route. That will take quite a bit of doing since the driveway and water main is shared among homeowners. So, changing the water main is a long way off, long term solution.
If anyone has had success using a booster pump in this type of situation ? Please offer your advice. Im looking forward to seeing your responses.