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Water pressure fluctuations

I don't have the same pressure at my house as I did at my mother's house. I have city water and she has well water, would this make a difference?
Would it make a difference if the hose is hooked up in the front of the house or the back? Should it be hooked up closest to the hook-up from the street?

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  • kmazz88 May 24, 2009

    Any suggestions?



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Yes, yes and, yes

Posted on May 24, 2009

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    Jim Goldsmith May 24, 2009

    not really; your pump is only able to increase the pressured water it receives you could buy a bigger pump motor I suppose...



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