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  • does pressure matter?

    well... say your water pressure is x psi, say you have a pipe long enough that goes vertically up... how far up would water be able to travel?

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    you lose 1 pound of pressure every 2.31 ft of rise.. i.e. 70 psi would go up 161.7 feet
    Last edited by UA22PLumberdude; 05-18-2008, 02:04 PM.

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      Re: does pressure matter?

      so... hot do they do it in high rise? city can only supply so much pressure...

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        Booster Pump that ****!

        sike
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          well... i've always wondered how a booster pump would work...

          say city supplies 70 psi... it takes so many minute to fill a tank. the perssure booster supplies say 90 psi... that said tank will empty faster than it gets filled... so how does it work? i do not need the so many details... just curious!

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            Re: does pressure matter?

            Originally posted by latexia707 View Post
            well... i've always wondered how a booster pump would work...

            say city supplies 70 psi... it takes so many minute to fill a tank. the perssure booster supplies say 90 psi... that said tank will empty faster than it gets filled... so how does it work? i do not need the so many details... just curious!
            Many times in high rises they pump water to the roof to a holding tank and down feed the building by gravity.

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            • #7
              Re: does pressure matter?

              http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12262
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                Re: does pressure matter?

                Originally posted by Masterplumb View Post
                Many times in high rises they pump water to the roof to a holding tank and down feed the building by gravity.
                I'm pretty sure thats the most common method...I've seen twin booster pumps in city buildings over ten stories to get the water up to the tanks.
                On high rises over ten, they place tanks every ten floors or so with boosters to get it there.

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                • #9
                  Re: does pressure matter?

                  Is that how town water towers are done also?

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                  • #10
                    Re: does pressure matter?

                    Originally posted by SuperDaddy View Post
                    Is that how town water towers are done also?


                    Most around here are done with pumps at pumping stations at different locations

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                    • #11
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                      The slaves carry it up the elevators in pails in the wee hours of the morning.
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                      • #12
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                        Quite a few around here pump it to the top, then use pressure regulators on the way back down every few floors. And believe me they're no fun to rebuild in the places they find to put them!
                        sigpic3:00, I mean 5:00, and work is done. Time to crack a cold one.

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                        • #13
                          Re: does pressure matter?

                          Just looking at the title of the thread and I'm thinking. Hmm a bicycle sitting on my toe. An 18 wheeler sitting on my toe. Hell yes pressure matters.
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