House's Water Pressure

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House's Water Pressure

Post by image969 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:23 am

Hello. I have well water. Have the standard blue water tank in my basement that alot of people seem to have. I have the little box attached to bottom that has that 2 screws I can tighten for cut in and cut out pressure for my house's water pressure.

My question is this.. This gage reads about 28PSI right now. I have been in house for 2 years and water pressure has always been bad.
It seems pretty easy after watching some videos, to just carefully adjust those 2 screws to increase pressure. I'd like to get the cut off to somewhere between 50-60 which seems about normal.

Is there any reason I shouldn't do this? Assuming there's nothing wrong with the tank, are there any other problems that I could run into bumping things up from the 28PSI it's on now?

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Re: House's Water Pressure

Post by Shannon » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:22 am

Most water systems should be able to handle that without problems. I would not want to turn it up to that instantly. Personally I would go to say 45 and try that for a few days before going up to 50-60. I would also not turn it up that high and go away to work for the day the first time. Maybe do it on a weekend or something when you are going to be around more incase something leaked. But the answer is that your system should handle that fine.
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Re: House's Water Pressure

Post by image969 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:45 am

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Re: House's Water Pressure

Post by Shannon » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:29 pm

glad to help.
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Re: House's Water Pressure

Post by image969 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:56 am

Hello.. One small follow up question.

I adjusted my pressure.. Checked things out like you had suggested. All seems fine at 65/45(knock on wood). I've read that PSI in the water tank itself should be set to 2PSI lower then cutin of pressure switch. I never checked this.. However if all seems fine and the pressure is lasting what appears to be decent amount of time using shower , faucet, etc beefore coming back on... Should I not even bother draining tank and measuring?
I just wnat to make sure me not checking isn't harming anything.

Can I just measure it while pressure is full and pump isnt running? will that give me reading that I can use with the tire gage?

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Re: House's Water Pressure

Post by Shannon » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:40 pm

I can not say for complete certainty but I believe that sounds right . Check it with out draining .
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Re: House's Water Pressure

Post by image969 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:55 pm

OK cool. Yea putting the shower on. .It takes agood few minutes to lower and cut off.. So all seems fine. .Ill leave it and see.. Thanks

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