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Old 01-29-2021, 06:52 PM   #1
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Water pressure advice

I would like to know if a 60psi is ok for my build. I will have 200 gallon fresh water, sink and a shower. My other choice is 45 psi. Looking for advice. I've found plenty of people using 55psi pumps, but they are no longer available in the brand that I want. Thank you in advance.

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Old 01-29-2021, 08:28 PM   #2
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60 psi is totally fine and similar to most household water pressures. Of course, 45 psi is also within the normal range for most household water pressures. 45 is closer to the low end of house pressures and 60's closer to mid-range...with some being as high as 80-85. Either would be fine and I doubt you'd notice the difference, really.
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:56 PM   #3
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I just did a post in my build thread about water pressure earlier today, might want to check that out. We use a 40-65PSI (on/off) pump with an accumulator tank and upgrading to a Square D / well pump switch definitely helped things move along. The pressure switch in ours deteriorated to the point where we were only getting 10-20 PSI into the lines.

40 is the low end of what I'd consider acceptable if you want a "residential" water experience. I'd also suggest the use of a (large) accumulator tank if you can fit one in as they do keep you from running continuous.
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