One atmosphere = 14.7 psi = 33 ft. of hydraulic head.
Most household service is around 50 psi; if it's much less residents complain of low pressure, if it's much more, it's hard on the plumbing. A lot of the old water tanks up on stilts which were fed by a windmill pump were about 60' off the ground, giving in the neighborhood of 30 psi, which was adequate for a frontier home. If they had some topography and could put the tank up on a hill, that really improved the water pressure.
posted 6 years ago
Thanks John, so am I correct in my understanding that 66 ft. of head would produce a reasonable amount of pressure?
Bob McT : People on municipal water living on the hills above Pittsburg and Three Rivers Stadium would be happy to have that much pressure ! Do not forget to
allow for some pressure losses due to friction loses within the pipes, you can always boost your flow by storing water in 55 gal drums at your house site and
running a low volt RV pump off of a car battery ! for the Crafts ! Big AL
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