To achieve the optimal range of 30 feet, we recommend all users have a minimum water pressure of 50 PSI (at hose end, i.e. the end of the hose that you use OtO)
In order to reduce pressure loss along the line, consider the following:
- Your water source should be open all the way
- Use only a heavy duty rubber hose that is 5/8" or better yet, 3/4"
- Keep your hose short. We recommend a hose that is less than 50 feet in length.
- Remove all connectors, splitters, coils, kinks or bends in the hose
How to measure your water pressure
- Attach a water pressure gauge directly to the hose end that would be connected to OtO. A good seal is necessary for an accurate reading,
- Open the faucet all the way, then read the pressure on the gauge's dial.
How far does OtO reach?
OtO does not have a pump inside, therefore it's max reach is highly dependent on your home's water pressure. However, it is not the only factor on your device's reach. There are several other influences to keep in mind:
- Municipal water supply, how many homes are sharing the same supply as well as your distance from the supply
- Your home's elevation
- Your home's plumbing system including pipe size and material and pressure regulators
- The accessories leading to OtO including the hose and any splitters, backflow valves or connectors
As a result, measuring your home's water pressure is a good baseline to guesstimate how far OtO will reach, but it doesn't tell us the full story.
Instead, you can use the table and graph below to estimate how far your OtO will reach with a given water pressure (measured at hose-end). Note that you are most likely to get a maximum reach somewhere near the average for a given water pressure.
The average household in the USA and Canada has between 40 and 80 PSI.
If the water pressure is too low, it can lead to poor performance of plumbing fixtures, like weak showers and slow-filling toilets. On the other hand, if the pressure is too high (i.e. greater than 80 PSI), it can stress the plumbing system and potentially lead to failures and leaks.
How can I increase my water pressure?
You can sometimes increase your home's water pressure at your pressure regulator.
Check out the video below to learn how to do this!