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Old 04-25-2021, 04:50 PM   #1
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Electronic Salt-Free Hard Water Conditioner Softener

Has anyone used one of these that has electric coils instead of a traditional water softener? Right now I have the On The Go Portable water softener and it does ok, but I have to keep recharging them.
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Interested in this as well. I'm either going to do a whole house RO system or try one of these. We currently have a 16k grain that we have to recharge at least monthly if not sooner.
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I have the Scaleblaster SB-75 at my residence, it operates from a 120 volt AC wall transformer and draws up to 15 watts. It is designed to operate in a location where temperature is between 32 - 122 F. The signal generator is a plastic box less than 1" thick, aprox 8" wide and 5" tall.

I have had it for over 4 years and it still works and has eliminated scale buildup in my bathrooms and kitchen. I can't say if it has done anything to improve the life of the hot water heater. The water hardness here at my house is about 12 grain.

The principle of operation is that its electro magnetic signal interacts with calcium carbonate, the mineral responsible for lime scale deposits, the conditioned calcium carbonate does not adhere or precipitate out as scale. Over time, the conditioned water will cause some of the existing scale in the water system to go away. I had a check valve in the hot water recirculating system that would scale up and have to be de-scaled yearly. The first time I pulled the check valve about 6 months after scaleblaster was installed, what was there had become soft and easily removable the consistency of tarter sauce. I checked it once thereafter and no scale buildup was there.

It is rated to condition water with hardness up to 19 grain per gallon. Will work on PEX. You need a 12" straight section of PEX without tees or valves to install the signal transmitting coil. Technically it should work in a RV but only for the water that flows thru the 12" section of PEX that the signal coil is wrapped around.

It does not remove anything from the water or introduce anything. It just changes the electrical properties of calcium carbonate.

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