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Learn how to pump up the water pressure in your home with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Install a Water Pressure Booster:
- pressure-booster system, used to raise the pressure of incoming water
- copper pipe and assorted fittings, for connecting new pressure-booster system to existing water-supply line
- emery cloth and flux, for cleaning and prepping copper pipe and fittings prior to soldering
- solder, for connecting copper fittings
- two pressure gauges, for reading the incoming and outgoing water pressure after the installation of the pressure booster
- check valve, used to prevent water from draining away from the pressure booster

Tools for How to Install a Water Pressure Booster:
- pliers
- tubing cutter
- propane torch

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