All you booster pump users

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by camcap, Apr 25, 2015.

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  1. camcap

    camcap Active Member
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    Hi well due to my crapy water pressure I'm in the market for a booster pump, I just want to clear some things up do I connect the pump to the water mains (out side tap) or do I have to have a water storage tank for the water to be pulled from as I'm reading that you shouldn't run a booster pump of a tap as to do with back pressure or something thanks for any help
     
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  2. Jake

    Jake Grand Master
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    Most run it after the pre filters and just before the RO,

    It's illegal to boost the mains from a domestic tap I thought? - not that that stops people!

    I'm not 100% sure, someone will be along to clarify,

    I use a friends unit to do mine, just have a large booster pump after pre filters right before the RO
     
  3. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    They sell booster pumps for showers etc so I would have thought a ro boster pump is not much different.
     
  4. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    What is illegal though in the eyes of the water authorities in UK is to connect a high spec pressure washer that draws more water lpm than the domestic supply can handle. That is why most high flow pressure washers draw water from a buffer tank instead.
     
  5. spruce

    spruce Grand Master
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    Bit of a grey area isn't it Smurf
     
  6. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    Yep as the chances of getting caught are very slim indeed . Unless you are unlucky enough to say cause damage somehow to the water meter,pipe work etc. Not only that there is a high risk that could knacker the pressure washer pump if it get starved of water.
     
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    it sucks from the last RO vessel, then goes into membrane fitting to force through the membranes, then out to go through your DI vessel for pure., should speed things up 4 you
     
  8. johnny bravo

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    i treat myself to the purefreedom pump, good reviews, i leave mine on for 4 hours, then turn off to cool down.
     
  9. spruce

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    camcap has a 4040 so the booster pump you are most probably thinking about (having to let it cool down after a certain running time) will be too small for his r/o.
     
  10. john39

    john39 Well-Known Member
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    so where does the pump attach to? still no clear answer for the guy
     
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