Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 134
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIDITMYSELF So far, so good
I don't know the science behind this, but my wife has been on me for years to install a water softener. My in-laws had this installed in their house, so when I saw it on sale at Home Depot, I thought "why not". If it doesn't work I'd blame the precedent setting in-laws.
Well it's been in for two weeks, and we all think the water is softer. The Brita filter doesn't have dried water droplets on it anymore.....soap lathers easier....and wife seems happier (with the water). I know it's only been a few weeks, but we'll see. We did a major CLR cleaning on all the fixtures, so we should know if this continues to work the way we think it is.
Easy to install. One suggestion to make the installation more manageable....wrap the wire around a short piece of pipe before you install, and use that to feed the water supply pipe you are coiling (think kite string on a spool)
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin Great Product!
I had the SB-75 installed in a house we were renting in CA. After initial installation, it wasn't immediately apparent it was really doing anything (they say give it 90 days), though I could tell hardwater spots weren't as prominent around the sink and washing the car (I installed it on the water main). But when it stopped working (about after a year), we could tell immediately because the water went from "soft" to hard. You could really tell when washing hands or taking a shower.
We just bought a house in Phoenix and the first thing my wife asked was, "When are you installing the Scaleblaster?" LOL Which is funny, because she was the one not sold on it in the beginning. But this time, I went with the SB-175 so I could again install it on the main without having to drill holes through the foundation to run the 18-gauge wires. I'm also tapping into the power that's running the swimming pool equipment. I'll post pics when it's completed. However, the internal SB-75 is easy to install.
Btw, the folks at Scaleblaster were great to deal with when it stopped working. They paid shipping both ways with a 2 day turn around. Though I had to go almost a week without.
Do your pipes a favor, get this device. I'll likely stop using the water softener once this takes over, saving me the cost of salt and wasted water flushing the softener
February 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rehabdiva Great Product! You can see it working!
We love this scaleblaster, our only issues so far is getting through the initial cleanup of our pipes as it is dumping out tons of minerals. We did email the manufacturer and they told us this will clear up as the product need approximately 90 days to show its true potential. I recommend not running your heat dry in dishwasher until you are past this stage as it bakes on the minerals... Another thing I wanted to make homeowners aware of is that it is somewhat difficult to install if you follow their recommended directions. You should have the wires on 12 inches of straight pipe and preferably on the main water line into the home as a soft water loop may leave out your kitchen sink. We had a plumber put a loop on our main shutoff so that we attained that and then we did the rest ourselves, very easy with two people, one to hold wires and one to wrap. Then you just plug in.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rick It works!
I was a little skeptical of this quasi-magic ionizer. But I figured if Home Depot was selling it, I could get my money back. It works!
The bad news is that we moved into a house where there is tremendous mineral content in the water and the plumbing was without water softener protection for years. Scale buster warns you that until it cleans out the accumulated junk in the lines you will have a lot of lime deposits for a while in your dish washer. They are right.
December 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg Low cost to operate and it works
We purchased the scale blaster when it was the "deal of the day" ($270) at Home Depot a few weeks ago. We didn't have particularly "hard water" (higher concentrations of Ca & Mg) but it does appear to work. The water tastes better and the sinks & faucets appear to be cleaner. Don't expect immediate results. The science takes a little time to work on the deposits in pipes, fixtures, etc. Our goal is to extend the life of our water heater, dish washer, and washing machine which should accumulate fever water deposits over time.
February 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AAAAAA Really Works
I admit I was very skeptical in buying the Scale Blaster. We are on a private well for water and it is extremely hard. Interesting enough we are on a city sewer system and they have been sending flyers to the house with ways to cut down on salt/sodium going into the waste/sewer water and were offering a $25.00 rebate on these types of products, so when The Home Depot put the Scale Blaster on one day sale at 50% off and with the $25.00 rebate from my utility company I thought I would try one.
It was easy to instal, I have mine after the existing water softener which I have lowered the times of regeneration from every 3 days to once every 7 days with no problems. It doesn't soften the water but makes it lather and fell like soft water, so do not be confused. Only time will tell if the scale build up on faucets and pipes decreases.
Knowing buying it from Home Depot if I wasn't happy with it they will take it back that was another plus.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Easy installation
Took us less than an hour to install, haven't had it long enough to be sure it works yet (under 90 days).
November 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kyyote Questionable results so far
In the two months it has been installed, I haven’t experienced dramatic results from ScaleBlaster. I think I feel a difference after washing my hair, and it may be removing scale from my pipes. The toilet bowl calcium deposit doesn’t seem to build up as fast. I’ll keep the product since it seems to be doing something, but I don’t think I’d recommend buying it if someone asked. I think it’s going to take more time to judge if it really works.
Installation is easy, but you have to be very selective where you put it, and it would be a good idea to check out the installation instructions before buying it.
September 28, 2014