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I just moved into a 21st floor condo with very low water pressure.  I’m only renting for 9 months so I’m only looking for a economical DIY solution.  My only issue is with boosting water pressure for the shower; pressure for faucets and toilet are ok.

 

the condo has two water heaters; one for the kitchen sink (located underneath sink), and another in the bathroom for bathroom sink and shower.

 

Is it possible to get a simple “booster” pump to attach to bathroom water heater inlet from Lazada, that I can simply install myself?  I see a lot of listings for these type of pumps on Lazada and AliExpress, but the product descriptions and buyer feedback are mostly written in Thai and the Lazada site does not auto-translate so I don’t have a clue which ones might be effective for my needs.

 

Can anyone provide product recommendations?  I asked the maintenance staff at the condo for advice and they could offer none.

 

Id really appreciate advice because I’m one of those people that really hate starting the day with a weak shower LOL!

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Its quite possible that there is a lot of crud/corrosion  stones  blocking the pipes and/or taps try taking the shower head off and see if the pressure is better  if not then close the main water

Good advice!  I just took the aerator off the bathroom sink and it was loaded with gritty crud!  Same with the shower!  It’s improved maybe 25%.     Still probably need a pump but that’s a b

Well if they tell you not to put a pump in because the pipes will burst and you put a pump in anyway, I think it is reasonable that you be held responsible if pipes the burst...

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You can add a small pump to the direct water line to into the condo = for 9 months it may be a worthwhile investment for you comfort.

 

HomePro etc. has this type of mini pump that need electric power and then find someone to install it by cutting the blue PVC pipe and attaching it.

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47 minutes ago, 4reaL said:

You can add a small pump to the direct water line to into the condo = for 9 months it may be a worthwhile investment for you comfort.

 

HomePro etc. has this type of mini pump that need electric power and then find someone to install it by cutting the blue PVC pipe and attaching it.

The supply/output lines for the water heater are my only access to water supply and they use metal braided lines with screw-in connectors, so any mini-pump I get would have to connect this way.  Any suggestions?

 

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1 hour ago, WaveHunter said:

I'd really appreciate advice because I’m one of those people that really hate starting the day with a weak shower LOL!

Try the pump as suggested if there's still not enough water getting to the pump buy a small water storage tank that get filled with the condo incoming water a day pump water from tank, your get your power shower then. 

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1 hour ago, WaveHunter said:

The supply/output lines for the water heater are my only access to water supply and they use metal braided lines with screw-in connectors, so any mini-pump I get would have to connect this way.  Any suggestions?

 

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Those braided lines look like <deleted>, so if you can remove them and check for crud inside then remove any kinks in the line - maybe  a simple solution to a hard problem.

 

 

otherwise:

 

There are access closets normally in the hallway or ceiling where the condo units water feed is to your bathroom, the pump would be installed there, electric needed would tap into one of the power lines there also if there are no readily available outlets.

 

High floors in many condos in TH often have poor water pressure and the pump I'm suggesting are made exactly for this issue - maybe offer your landlord the improvement if you buy the pump? 

 

Last one I bought one was around 2500baht .

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, NanLaew said:

As mentioned earlier, placing a pump on a water mains inlet is illegal and you can't do it on MWA or PWA mains. 

That's why you put a tank that the main water fills and then put the pump after. 

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Perhaps the simplest and cheapest solution is to buy a shower head with very tiny holes. (Many are available on Lazada) Forcing water through a smaller hole will always increase the pressure. Think about what happens when you put your thumb over the end of a hose pipe. 

 

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TaLked with the Juristic Person of the condo and she said that a water pump could make the pipes in the wall burst!

 

She showed me the pipes outside my condo in the hallway and they look very old and not in the best shape, but I find it hard to believe a small booster pump could do that.  What do you guys think?

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