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ScaleBlaster

Model # SB-175

Internet # 203600634

Deluxe 0-19 gpg Electronic Water Conditioner

$495.00 /box
  • Very energy efficient
  • No chemicals or salt needed
  • Gives you healthier water

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Product Overview

The ScaleBlaster Deluxe Electronic Water Conditioner is an innovative, computerized water conditioning system that solves hard water problems without the need for chemicals or salt, making it a healthy option for those on salt-restricted diets. This water conditioner removes and prevents limescale deposits in household pipes, protecting and prolonging the life of water heaters, dishwashers and washing machines. Limescale deposits on showerheads, sinks and faucets will easily wipe off or disappear, and soap lathers up more, leaving your skin feeling smoother and your hair more manageable. Enjoy healthier and better tasting water, as well as brighter, whiter and longer lasting clothes, towels and sheets. This water conditioner requires no maintenance and is simple to install with no plumbing required.

  • Solves hard water problems without the need for chemicals, salt or maintenance
  • Better for the home, your body and the environment
  • Designed for very hard water areas (10-19 grains)
  • Small enclosure requires minimal space for installation
  • Great for individuals on salt-restricted diets
  • Easily eliminates limescale deposits in pipes and on sinks, showerheads and faucets
  • Also ideal for tankless water heaters
  • See how the ScaleBlaster Deluxe Electronic Water Conditioner stacks up next to a water softener:

    ScaleBlaster vs Water Softeners

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Pipe Diameter 
1.5 in 
Product Depth (in.) 
3.75 
Product Height (in.) 
10.5 
Product Width (in.) 
7.3 

Details

Amperage (amps) 
0.5 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Features 
Indicator light(s),Maintenance free 
Maximum Grain Capacity (grains) 
19 
Maximum filtered water flow (gallons per min.) 
25 
Minimum number of cable/coil wrappings 
30 
Product Weight (lb.) 
4.5 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Wattage (watts) 
60 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
5 years standard 

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Exactly how is this installed?

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houston, tx
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September 7, 2015
My water comes into the house from a pipe thru a brick exterior wall. Can it be installed outside on this pipe, or what? Thanks , Sue
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March 24, 2016
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Yes it works well outside the house. Ours is installed from the outside too. You just have to have enough wire to connect to the base unit. Our unit is inside the garage and the wires thread through a vent. They make a unit that can be outside and withstand the weather. You just have to be sure you can plug the unit into a power source.
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October 18, 2015
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Just follow instructions. It is easy.
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Anaheim Hills, CA
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September 20, 2015
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You need electricity to connect it to your main water line where it meets the house. A wire is wrapped around the pipe blasting the water in the pipe with an electric charge. We used a plumber - he'd never seen one but read up on it and was very impressed! No filters to change.
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September 17, 2015
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The unit should be installed indoors as you will be plugging it into an outlet. I installed mine just before the feed for water heater. Depending on your layout you may be able to do the wrapping outside. There are limits from unit distance to wrapping. Check YouTube for some great videos. Good luck! We are happy with ours, about a year old now, we eliminated salt based softener after several months and Read More
The unit should be installed indoors as you will be plugging it into an outlet. I installed mine just before the feed for water heater. Depending on your layout you may be able to do the wrapping outside. There are limits from unit distance to wrapping. Check YouTube for some great videos. Good luck! We are happy with ours, about a year old now, we eliminated salt based softener after several months and water quality is great. Were using up all our left over bags of salt for dishwasher with great results.
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how do i know what size i need

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June 23, 2015
I have a home approximately 1350 square feet. Where does it tell me which size I need for my home?
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Anaheim Hills, CA
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September 20, 2015
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We used the SB-175 on our home and the plumber said it was plenty big enough. Our home is 3,000 s/f
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August 4, 2015
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Visit the manufacturer web site for details.
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East Hanover, NJ, USA
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We installed SB-175 which is good on homes up to 4000 sf. You Tube has several good videos on this product. We installed our unit one year ago and have been very satisfied with the results.
Residential: Sizing a Unit
There are a few factors to consider when you determine what ScaleBlaster unit you should get:
Water hardness level
Refer to the map on the right to determine your water hardness level. Of Read More
We installed SB-175 which is good on homes up to 4000 sf. You Tube has several good videos on this product. We installed our unit one year ago and have been very satisfied with the results.
Residential: Sizing a Unit
There are a few factors to consider when you determine what ScaleBlaster unit you should get:
Water hardness level
Refer to the map on the right to determine your water hardness level. Of course, this is a general inductor of what your actual water hardness is. If you have a well, your water hardness readings will actually be much higher than shown on this chart. City water will differ from well water. For reference: gpg= grains per gallon. ppm= parts per million and is the same a mg/L
The SB-75 and SB-175 will handle water hardness levels up to 19 gpg. If the water hardness level is 20 gpg or higher, the SB-MAX should be used.
Size of House
If the house is very large or with multiple floors and several bathrooms, the SB-MAX is strongly recommended.
Pipe Type
All ScaleBlaster residential models will work on these types of pipe – COPPER, PVC, CPVC and PEX pipe. Read Less
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There is no size that we need to buy. It based on the gpg (grain per gallon). The gpg is the measurements of the particle in water and we must have a DIGITAL device to measure it. The device is sold online for ~ $20. This ScaleBlaster Model SB-175 is for water that has from 0-19 gpg. This 19 gpg is extremely low. My San Jose, CA area has ~ 350 gpg. I just bought this ScaleBlaster (SB-175) because the Read More
There is no size that we need to buy. It based on the gpg (grain per gallon). The gpg is the measurements of the particle in water and we must have a DIGITAL device to measure it. The device is sold online for ~ $20. This ScaleBlaster Model SB-175 is for water that has from 0-19 gpg. This 19 gpg is extremely low. My San Jose, CA area has ~ 350 gpg. I just bought this ScaleBlaster (SB-175) because the next model cost $995 (for 20+ pgp but I can not afford it) and installed last night (7/5/2015) and I have washed my clothes in the morning, it seems working good. I cleaned my washer's door and I see no more hard water attached to it. It looks very promising. Must wait for more to see. Hope that it will help to reduce hard water for my house, especially my bathroom and shower tub + door. Read Less
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Can the unit be installed on PVC? I have no copper water lines in my house.

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Yes.
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Yes it will work on copper or plastic plumbing. See the owners manual on their website.
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Can be installed on PVC, plastic & copper. Directions for each type of pipe.
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can you put insulated pipe wrap over the wraped wire

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I don't see any reason why you couldn't
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I would think you could, but don't know why you would
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 209 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works better than expected Purchased this unit when it went on a steep discount as the deal of the day. Installation was easy enough. It goes much quicker if you keep the wire from tangling while completing the wrapping process. We have a small rancher with limited plumbing. Our shower head and sinks were always getting coated with calcium (along with the dishwasher). Somewhere along the two week installation mark my wife noticed the glasses and silverware started to look shiny and clear. We're well water based and I noticed a general improvement in water pressure. The shower and sinks are now spot free and our clothes are much brighter coming out of the washing machine. This thing works. May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Pleasantly Surprised I purchased this only because it was on sale for (roughly) 30% off and because of the 90 day return policy - just in case it performed as I expected. I went into my purchase\installation with the expectation that this little box would, at best, do nothing. However, I have to admit, I am more than pleasantly surprised that I have noticed an actual reduction in the severity if my post-showering dry skin. Before I installed this, I had tried all sorts of bath soaps and skin creams - bars that are 1/3 moisturizer, shower gels, post-shower body lotion, etc. - and nothing could cure my dry skin issue(s). After some research, I discovered that dry skin is a common issue when bathing with hard water. You should absolutely follow the directions when installing this. Not that the installation procedure is overly complicated but there are specific guidelines to follow where the failure to do so could negatively impact the performance of this device. For example: I've seen several customer photos where people have installed this and the wires seem haphazardly run and or are crisscrossing each other - which is plainly spelled out as a no-no in the installation manual. Be precise and exact when wrapping the pipes - tight is what you're going for and need. I would most definitely recommend this to a friend. May 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Seems to be working My husband says the installation was fairly easy. The most difficult part was wrapping the cable around the water pipe. I did not measure the hardness of our water before the installation, but my skin feels softer after showering. May 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprised It Actually Works! I was very unsure that this product would make the water feel "soft". We had a normal water conditioning system until we moved. We did not like the hard water at our new home but did not want the hassle of filling a softner system with salt. After reviewing many web sites about the saltless systems out there, we decided to try the Scaleblaster. Having experienced soft water before, we can tell you that this product works! You can definitely feel the difference when taking a shower. January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Noticeable difference right away ! They say it may take up to 90 days to notice a difference. NOT. It's been installed now 8 days and we noticed a difference within a couple days and it gets better everyday. We needed to get help on our hard water but did not want to go the water softener way using salt. DO NOT hesitate to install the scale blaster. You will not be disappointed. A+++++ January 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by A very expensive test I have waited for the 90 day period after installation as the product description explains before I have written this review. I am on city water and it is very hard water. I have a Manitowoc Neo Ice Machine that will totally clog up with calcium/lime scale every 2-3 weeks. I purchased this product because of this situation as I don't want a salt water softener system. I have not noticed any difference what so ever in the frequency the machine needs cleaned or the amount of calcium/lime scale removed. In desperation I recently changed my water filter cartridge on the ice machine water line from a 5 micron to a .5 micron. This hasn't helped either. This product is advertised as removing existing scale over time from appliances and fixtures and I have not seen any of this after 3 months. For example the shower heads look the same. I installed this product according to the enclosed instructions which I found very easy to understand. The product seems to be well built and it was delivered in a timely manner once ordered and was in good condition when it arrived. This product was a VERY expensive failed test on my part. June 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pretty good product. I love that I have not had to clean off hard water deposits on my fridge, shower heads, or faucets since I have installed. This product works pretty well. I have enjoyed it. It does not seem to be as noticeable as you would think though. When I have a plumber come in I will have them double check to make sure this is installed on a copper pipe rather than the Galvanized steel which makes the product not work as well. I am pretty sure it is copper but I am hoping if it is not then the product will work even better than I have noticed it working. May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a difference! I have been waiting on this unit to g on sale for 6 months. I got it delivered within two days and my next day off I installed it. I was skeptical that this magic box would work but to my surprise my water was noticeably different as soon as I plugged the Scale Blaster in. There are no more deposits on the dishes in the dishwasher, my hair and skin feel softer and slowly but surely any scale in the house is disappearing. The unit is simple to install, maintenance free, and I don't have to buy and or store salt. Why would anyone buy a traditional water softer with this product out? October 13, 2015
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