Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-25-2021, 04:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
Dippytwo's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Livingston TX
Posts: 308
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.
Dippytwo is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-25-2021, 07:33 PM   #2
Senior Member
rollondown's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 959
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.
rollondown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2021, 08:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
powercat_ras's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,616
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.

Scaleblaster SB-75 Manual
Randy - Manhattan, Kansas
2015 Vista 27N
2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
powercat_ras is offline   Reply With Quote

free, water

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alternative Electronic Salt-Free Hard Water Conditioner Softener Dippytwo MH-General Discussions & Problems 3 04-25-2021 08:42 PM
Get rid of hard water with the On The Go Portable Water Softener Vendor Spotlight (Deals, Announcements & More) 4 09-15-2019 08:13 AM
Salt Free Portable Water Softener hwyman Class A Motorhome Discussions 30 07-31-2013 08:33 PM
Salt free water softener pasdad1 RV Systems & Appliances 2 09-07-2012 10:39 AM
Electronic water softener johnmark RV Systems & Appliances 17 11-16-2011 11:15 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.