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Thread: Small scale water tank idea to beat low water pressure from house. Will it work?

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    Small scale water tank idea to beat low water pressure from house. Will it work?

    Hey all.

    Iíve recently moved back from overseas and am starting up my business again. I donít have nearly the time to devote to washing houses as I used to so i will only be doing residential jobs running off the houses water supply. I run a 4 GPM machine and have noticed it hogging down and having fluctuating pressure due to a lack of water intake. My idea is VERY small scale I know but for my foreseeable future would be all I need to function effectively (if it works). My idea is to rig a 5 gallon jug with a Hudson valvbe on the top and a bulkhead on the side as low as possible. This would be fed with house water supply and would be positioned a few feet from the pump. The idea is to have a small supplement to the house water supply that will basically always be refilling when the trigger is not being pulled, but would help cover the 1/2-1 GPM shortage the house provides. Has anyone tried something similar or what do you guys think of the idea, other than I should get a larger tank. Iím trying to keep it small. Thanks for the input.

    Kyle
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    Hudson will take up to much room in a bucket but they make toilet style floats. My first machine had a three gallon tank with toilet float
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    It may be marginal, but definitely worthwhile. The main benefit beside a little extra breathing room on supply is that you route your unloader to it to keep the water cool and that will add many hours of life to your pump.

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    ebay has many rv tanks of different descriptions that would work well.
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    Thanks for the input. I went with the Hudson valve because it has less moving parts to break or malfunction. Plus the video I saw of it in action was impressive. If it takes up too much room I’ll get a bigger tank I guess. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out.
    Kyle's Pressure Washing & Gutter Cleaning
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    I'd rather be smoking insurgents!!

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