Where I live I have been looking at new construction in the city. Even the
largest house I looked at only had a 3/4" water connection coming from the
city, this house was over 10,000 sqFT with I believe 7 bathrooms total, and
a master bedroom / bathroom that was definatly overkill.
I would agree with the opinion that you need to fix the pressure first,
before addressing anything else. You can easily insulate 1" or greater
piping, and if you step up from the stuff at Home Depot / Lowes to more
industrial steam and chilled water insulation, you can keep ALOT of the heat
in the pipe.
If you choose PVC as the material to use do not use just PVC, choose CPVC
because they are indeed different, and at temperature / pressure, I believe
CPVC is rated for hot (er) water.
On 12/12/07, Paul Parkanzky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I agree. To me, low water pressure would be too big of a quality of life
> issue to ignore. I would be upset every morning in the shower until it
> fixed. And because of that, I'd be willing to spend quite a bit of money
> fix it. He probably didn't put much importance on high water pressure
> himself, so he would consider the fix to be cost-prohibitive, whereas to
> or me it might be worth every penny.
> On Dec 12, 2007 11:26 AM, Doug Braun <email@example.com> wrote:
> > If the water supply to the house is so restricted, the
> > high-flow shower probably can't work very well. It
> > just won't get enough water.
> > Fifty feet from the well to the house does not sound
> > all that far. That sounds like a typical distance
> > from the street to the house for somebody with city
> > water.
> > Maybe:
> > 1: The pipe from the well is corroded or clogged. it
> > could be replaced.
> > 2: The well pump is not working properly. It could
> > also be replaced.
> > 3: The well simply cannot supply much water. That
> > could get expensive to fix! (But I have no experience
> > with owning a well...)
> > Definitely you should get a second opinion, hopefully
> > from somebody with more of a "can do" attitude than
> > the last guy...
> > Doug
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