Increase Water Pressure With a New Tank
LESLIE: Jim in Illinois is dealing with some low water pressure. Tell us about the problem.
JIM: Well, I have a rental and we’re in the middle of the city – it’s about 100,000 people – and we got low water pressure. And so what we’re thinking of doing – some people dig up the whole line out to the street and replace the line. But what we’d like to do is put in a pressure tank and a pump and use that to increase the pressure.
TOM: (overlapping voices) Yep. Yeah, no reason you can’t do that. That’s a perfectly fine and normal response. We very often see that in folks that are building big houses and the street pressure is not enough to serve the water that you need for all the fixtures and faucets. So putting in your own pump and a pressure tank is a perfectly acceptable way of solving this.
JIM: OK. Thank you very much. I appreciate it.
TOM: (overlapping voices) You’re welcome. Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.