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ScaleBlaster

Model SB-75

Internet #204186467

Store SKU #1000026341

0-19 gpg Electronic Water Conditioner (Indoor Use Only)

$159.00 /each
  • Salt free solution to hard water
  • Eliminates lime scale build up in pipes, sinks and faucets
  • Better for you home, body and environment

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ScaleBlaster is an innovative, computerized water conditioning system that solves hard water problems without the need of chemicals, salt or maintenance. Easy do it yourself installation, no plumbing required. ScaleBlaster prevents limescale formation & removes existing deposits forever. A scientifically developed signal hits the resonant frequency of the calcium molecules causing them to lose their adhesive properties. Protects water-based appliances, while making them more efficient. Limescale deposits are the cause of poor water pressure, formation of soap scum, increased water heating expenses and lack of hot water.

  • Hard water levels up to 19 gpg or (325 PPM)
  • Economic model - indoor installations only
  • Homes up to 4,000 sq. ft.
  • 3-year warranty (additional 2 years available)
  • UL and CUL approved
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Can it go outside? My H2O heater is on back patio.

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July 31, 2015
exposed to all weather.
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As long as the control box is not in direct exposure to the weather, it's okay outside ...
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This unit is for indoor use only. It needs to be installed in a location that is protected from the elements.
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I think they make one that can be used outside but this one has open cooling vents and visible electronics...
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September 10, 2015
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According to their website, the deluxe model is encased in a plastic housing and can be installed outdoors.
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Katy TX
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August 4, 2015
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Transmitter unit is not rated for being outside. You can mount it outside if you provide adequate protection from water, but not recommended due to cost etc.
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Lawrence, KS
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August 3, 2015
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This unit hooks up to your main water line, not to the line going into your hot water heater. Is your main water line in the basement or under the house? I'm thinking your hot water tank is protected or contained in some way from the elements, correct?
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August 1, 2015
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This product is for indoor use only.
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August 1, 2015
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The electronics box is meant for interior installations only. The wire wrap could be outside and the 2 ends could be lead through a hole or tube connecting the wire wrap to the electronics.
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How much energy does this unit use?

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Palm Springs
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Unit consumes 9.2 watts continuously.
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La Crosse, WI
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Per the instruction manual: "ScaleBlaster will use about 15 watts of electricity – about that of a nightlight. Depending on the cost per KWh, the average house would use about $8.76 a year in electricity.
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Less than a 60w light bulb ...
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I had checked into power usage before I bought it and it uses about as much power as a low powered light.
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The instructions said it uses 15 watts of electricity. They estimated in an average house would amount to $8.76 a year.
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August 8, 2015
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Ten dollars a year or less depending on your utility rates, but you should see an actual energy savings.
The primary energy savings are a result in a decrease in energy consumption in heating or cooling applications. These savings are associated with the removal of scale formation. Just a 1/4'' of scale buildup can increase energy consumption 40%.
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Lawrence, KS
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Anne, if you go to the website of Scale Buster, you'll find the answer to your question.
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Can it be used in an apartment

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Valle Vista, Kingman, AZ
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Yes. As long as you can attach it to the incoming water supply, before the water heater is recommended.
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Yes, if you have access to the water line as it enters the home. Thus unit is not rated for outdoor, so must be placed in garage or inside.
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Sube, as long as you have access to the main water shut off in your apartment, I would think you could install the unit. You will need access to an electrical outlet close to the main water shut off. In my apartment, I didn't have one main shut off valve, but each plumbed unit had individual shut off valves. Of course, I was not concerned about the location of the main water shut off when I lived in an Read More
Sube, as long as you have access to the main water shut off in your apartment, I would think you could install the unit. You will need access to an electrical outlet close to the main water shut off. In my apartment, I didn't have one main shut off valve, but each plumbed unit had individual shut off valves. Of course, I was not concerned about the location of the main water shut off when I lived in an apartment. I always reiterate when talking about this unit, it doesn't make the water soft, but it does cut down tremendously on the amount of hard water mineral deposits on my faucets. I've lived with a water softener in the past and this is nothing like that experience.
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That depends ... ... ... IF you have easy access to your 'incoming water line' for your rental only, then you may be able to install it ...
You still must check, or test, your hardness level .... if it exceeds 19 GPG by very much, this will not perform as well as you would like ... it would require a larger unit ...
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Yes, however, you need 12" on both sides of the unit for it to work properly. Locate the feed into the apartment and find a 2.5' section of pipe to install it on. Hope this helps.
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Absolutely! You still have to put it on the main water supply pipe and make certain the unit you purchase is rated for the capacity of water that is used in the building.
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Is "descaled" water safe for irrigation

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Valle Vista, Kingman, AZ
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I use it on our Roses. We had really bad calcium deposits. I could actually see the calcium deposits on the green rose leaves. Not anymore and I think it is helping them now.
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Yes. The only difference between treated and untreated water is the actual hard water (Calcium) is resistant to sticking to each other.. so it also does not stick to the insides of the pipe.
I installed mine attached to my main water line so it descales both my sprinklers and my house water.
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Yes it's safe as nothing is added or taken away from the water. It's the same as using the untreated water.
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Yes, it will help keep those pipes from building up scale ...
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Absolutely!
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I would think so, since it's not adding any chemicals to the water, Sammy. The system is breaking up scaling that sticks to things and ultimately causing it to clog, so I would think the system would help prevent your irrigation system from clogging up. You could always go their their website and double check.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 167 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OK-It appears to work We have terrible hard city water. It has ruined several dishwashers & washers, & leaves milky white spots on faucets & my car when I wash it. I did have to cut some pipe to get my 1 foot of pipe "before the house & hot water supply. Did it myself. Went from large water spots on my car to just about nothing. Both my wife & I noticed within days our hair was softer, & we don't have that smell in our water. I'm adding pics but the last pic is what I want to get rid of on our oil furnace humidifier. Will report back in winter. Nasty. July 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Extremely difficult to install I'm rating 3 stars as I've finally just installed after numerous issues and don't know if it works (given the issues I had and my poor installation, I'm guessing it won't). Having done a ton of DIY projects solo including some pretty major stuff like pouring a new basement slab, I can't believe I have to say this is by far the most difficult project I've tried. This is not a one person do-it-yourself!! I wish someone had posted that earlier and I'd have had a handyman do it or come in to help. But since I didn't see any posts about this being a 2 person job and being stubborn, I just kept at it. As you can see from the photos, wrapping the wire 100 times was horrendous and I was never able to get a nice, tight wrap. Undoubtedly PVC is way easier than copper since you only have to do 1 layer for most sizes. The photo was my third and final attempt. Finally figured out to bind some of the extra wire with a bread bag twister so it would be easier to toss over the pipe while holding the wrap tight with the other hand. It took a couple of tries to figure out how much to bind as I'd end up with not enough or too much. The third bowl of porridge was juuust right?? Needless to say 4 hands vs 2 plus teeth would work better (yeah, you gotta have a sense of humor at some point). No matter how tightly I held the wire as I was wrapping it, it was very difficult to get the wire snug against the prior wrap. Especially the second layer. I tried several times, but it would slide into the groove from the first layer and I couldn't snug it up. Again guessing that you could do this much better with two people. I'm also very disappointed with the inlets for the wire. Unlike the inlets (whatever they're technically called) for speakers, it's very difficult to pull the wire back out to rethread when a wire or two bunches up as you're sliding it in. The holes are too small!! There's no reason the hold can't be larger given it's being held in place by a spring or whatnot to clamp the wire in. And the plastic piece that you push to pull it back out and readjust is tiny and difficult to press-again unlike any speaker I've ever had (and I"ve had many and all have been wired vs plug-old school). As you can see in the last pic, I finally gave up (and yes, I did twist it very tight-the hole is just so small that you have to get it EXACT or it bunches the wires). The light is on and the signal indicators are working, so I'm crossing my fingers it's wrapped tight enough to work. I'll update in a month or two once I know if it's working. I do have a water softener but got this to supplement as we have 18 or so gpg in our city and I still have a large amount of build up on anything water touches (and this is a new water softener and it's been checked twice). June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Impressed with results My wife and I just moved into a new construction home out in the country. We are on a well and we have 17 gpg water. Our initial thought was to get a water softer but before investing considerable amount of $ we looked into the scale blaster. I'm glad we did! Before we installed it, water would start to turn the extra bathroom toilet bowl brown within 4-5 days. Since install, the toilet bowl has yet to stain from standing water. The only downfall to the Scale Blaster is the install process. It took some time and patience but so far we have been very pleased with the results. If you're looking for "soft" water you're NOT going to get it with this product. If you want to reduce the lime/scale build up in your pipes, faucets, toilets, and on shower glass this IS the product for you. April 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It really works!!!! We recently built a house in the country and are on well water. We noticed immediately how our water was hard with calcium building up on brand new fixtures. Also, when taking showers, it was almost impossible to get the soap to lather. Clean dishes would come out of the dishwasher looking dull and chalky. I installed this descaler and noticed results after 1 day. Soap in the shower lathered better. Dishes came out noticeably cleaner. All I can say is this thing really works! Check out the picture for proof. Install was easy. I had to completely re plumb the water coming into my house because I did not have enough pipe for wire wraps. I wrapped the wire around my pvc pipe before I glued it back together making the wrapping process so much easier. I plugged the 2 leads back into the descaler and got immediate results. My wife loves it! She loves how the dishes look so much cleaner. I was skeptical when I bought this but now I am a believer. I would higher recommend getting one. Remember, this is a water conditioner not a water softener. Your water still will have the calcium but I changes the condition of the water. May 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great and manageable tool for weak hands Just received product yesterday and was easy to install. The previous reviews read stated difficulties installing which I thought was easy. I believe that it was easy because I'm a girl and I have small hands. So you guys out there that had difficulty with this, find someone with small hands wrapping was quite easy. Hope it works. August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good purchase, best price for this model. I installed this scale blaster first of June 2016. I followed all instructions. I installed the wire on 3/4 pex pipe. It did take a while to wrap 70 rounds. I mounted my unit under my house where my water line enters. I have a well so this was the best location. I have installed a calcite filter due to acidity in the water. I installed my scaleblaster prior to this filter. I cleaned my faucets and toliets of the hard water stains, the white residue that bulids up. I have been using the scale blaster for about 2 months, and it seems to have stopped the build up of the scale. I gave it a four star at this time due to how long I have been able to test the results. Just remember it does not get rid of the hard water, but does stop the build up of the scale. If you are on well and having blue stains or iron stains, consider installing the calcite filter. This eliminated my bad tast water and the blue rings as well. The calcite filter will not eliminate the existing stains, but will prevent futher build up. I wll return and give an update after a few more months of usage of the scale blaster. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yes, complete The build up around the faucet heads, the shower head calcified at each nozzle, the streaks in the toilet waiting for CLR, GONE. Thank you for creating such a great idea. My faucets don't look like they are corroding and I love it. I'm sorry to say I haven't had a chance to drain my Hot water tank. My goal is to do this on the 16th of this month. Send me a repost if possible. Ok so this is easy to install. Took me about 45 minutes, but I'm also a perfectionist. I figure 30 mins to wrap and hang and plug in. That's all that you need to do. The outcome is great an you don't have to pay a plumber a lot of unnecessary money to do this for you. June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It Really Does Work Bought it installed with just 70-80 wraps. Didn't really notice a difference the first week. Re-read the instructions then I took the remaining wire that was left over and double wrap the pipe which gave me 2 lines into the electronic connection. WOW ! Now no more scale build up & i have a 3 level home with water heater in garage on first level. So its all about the wrapping to achieve a good charge to the pipe. July 30, 2016
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