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Old 07-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by jeffdubya View Post
I found the valve. This is crazy technology. Now one thing I did notice is that it is pretty much a cap with a hole. There is no schraeder valve inside. Is this right? Or do I need to get a replacement valve and screw it in there?

I think I better be thinking about a tank and pump in the near future. LOL
They may have installed a normal water pump and removed the internal valve from the schrader connection to have a vent. Pretty small opening for a vent though and would restrict the flow if there's a pump installed.

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That could explain the lousy flow, even more so if there is a cap on that little vent...

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Naw, removing that cap made no visible difference.
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Originally Posted by jeffdubya View Post
I have been looking over the system and I may not be the sharpest tool in the shed... but I have reason to believe it may have already been retrofitted to a more standard water pump, using the existing tank. If anyone could put their eyes on this and share their opinions, I would appreciate it.
That's a water pump.

You're getting water at the faucet, right? Open the faucet a little and put your hand on the pump, or just listen- it will certainly be running just as soon as the faucet is opened.

New, higher pressure pumps are available for under a hundred bucks. $50 will buy you a standard ShurFlo. They are easy to install.

Not a giant investment- oh, and check ALL the faucets- sometimes a clogged screen or broken internals will cause low flow out of an individual faucet.
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If you have a water pump, check the screens at the faucet and also the inlet to the pump. They may be dirty and restricting the flow.

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Old pump next to my awesome new one. What a huge difference this has already made. So much
nicer. The pump may be overkill for my needs, but that's what the shop had...
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