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If you are hooked up to city water, it will provide the pressure you need.  The pump is used when you are not hooked up to city water and you are drawing water out of your freshwater tank.

 

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7 hours ago, AndrewK said:

If you are hooked up to city water, it will provide the pressure you need.  The pump is used when you are not hooked up to city water and you are drawing water out of your freshwater tank.

 

In addition, sometimes city water will provide too much pressure in which case it’s handy to have a pressure regulator.  One may come as an accessory with new Olivers these days.  Mike

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A pressure regulator is almost a needed item. Brass ones seem to be much better than the plastic ones, and are not much more in cost. We do carry a pressure gauge. That is hooked up to a wye and we can tell the pressure before hooking to the Oliver. We have found a State Park near St. Augustine with pressure a little over 80 psi, though most are lucky to get to 40. If a couple near you was to shut their water off at the same time, (which could happen near supper time), that 80 psi could spike over 100 psi and that's where things start to leak.

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It's also good to know that the pump itself works via a pressure switch.  So even if you accidentally turn it on while hooked up to city water, it won't try to run.

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