Boosting city water pressure

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      Kathy LeRouge

      I am looking for information/experiences on using a shallow well pump installed in line with city water to boost water pressure. My current city water pressure is 5-10 psi. I know there are venders hawking systems they claim are specifically for this application. However, they tend to run 2-3 times more expensive than a comparably sized well pump. Does anyone know what you get for this money?

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      Paul Eddins

      : I am looking for information/experiences on using a shallow well pump installed in line with city water to boost water pressure. My current city water pressure is 5-10 psi. I know there are venders hawking systems they claim are specifically for this application. However, they tend to run 2-3 times more expensive than a comparably sized well pump. Does anyone know what you get for this money? Shallow well pumps included inline with your city water should always have a back flow preventor inline to stop back syphonage from happening. Why not look into a booster pump for same problem?

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      Paul Eddins

      Have installed many systems such as you seem be describing. The pump/tank unit has a check valve to prevent backflow and a bypass with a check valve to allow the city system to flow directly into the building if its pressure is adequate.: I am looking for information/experiences on using a shallow well pump installed in line with city water to boost water pressure. My current city water pressure is 5-10 psi. I know there are venders hawking systems they claim are specifically for this application. However, they tend to run 2-3 times more expensive than a comparably sized well pump. Does anyone know what you get for this money?

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