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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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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:

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Can this unit be installed outdoors?

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December 19, 2015
Does the coil, which is wound around the PVC pipe functions normally when exposed to the weather elements?
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Lafayette, La
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August 30, 2016
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Yes, as per the instructions. Our unit was easy to set up in our well house. We set our windings around the 1.5 inch PVC pipe headed to the main house, again as per instructions. Once the wiring was done it was as simple as pluging the unit in.
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August 7, 2016
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They say no but I have. As far as the winter and freezing im going to put it in a box and insulate it. I did have it in a plastic box with a top and I put hioles for the wires but I think it got to hot so I have it covered from possible rain. The hotter it gets the harder the water is down here in Texas.
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Southington, CT
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March 24, 2016
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I would not recomment it as I do not think it is protected from the elements, Heat/Cold/Snow/Rain etc.
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January 23, 2016
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No, this product is not suited for outdoor installation.
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Can the unit be installed on PVC? I have no copper water lines in my house.

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Columbus, Indiana
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September 20, 2015
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August 30, 2016
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Yes, I installed mine on PVC pipe
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Venice, Florida
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October 18, 2015
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Yes.
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St. Louis MO
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October 13, 2015
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Yes it will work on copper or plastic plumbing. See the owners manual on their website.
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September 29, 2015
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Can be installed on PVC, plastic & copper. Directions for each type of pipe.
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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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Venice, Florida
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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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East Hanover, NJ, USA
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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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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
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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 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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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 215 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very impress Before installing the device, water hardness is at 12 gpg. After a day of installing the device, the water hardness went down to 8 gpg. Manufacturer said it will take a month to see the result. I did not expect to see it work after a day of installation and I am very impress of the result. I very very good buy. August 19, 2016
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Did not work Had to return because it did not work. Took to store to try and just exchange but they could not exchange it. They had to give me a refund and said I would have to call the 800 number to see if they would honor the one day price and send me another one to try. Have not had the time to do that yet but will try. August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excited to use the scaleblaster It was easy to understand the directions and pictures to install the scaleblaster. I am excited their is no maintenance and having to use chemicals. August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It Actually Works, Slowly. A little background: about eleven years ago we bought a house (built in 1955) which had galvanized pipes and a water softener. We removed the water softener, installed a new water heater, and bypassed the galvanized plumbing entirely by installing a new copper pipe system, with the hot water supply arranged in a loop. The loop feeds hot water water to all fixtures in the house and has an inline pump installed right before it circles back into the hot water heater through a T-fixture connected to the original hot water heater drain cock. Fast forward ten years. The water heater makes horrendous rumbling noises anytime someone turns on the hot water anywhere in the house, and there is visible corrosion on some of the connections. Water flow from shower heads had become little more than a trickle, and some of the shut-off valves (such as behind the toilet) have become jammed with mineralization to the point where the knobs break off rather than actually shut off the valve. All bad news. Read reviews, purchased this item, installed it and hoped for the best with fingers crossed (but not holding my breathe). Almost immediately, we noticed a slight difference in the feel of the water. Almost as if the water was more slippery. That didn't make much sense to me, and wasn't the reason I bought this gizmo. I wanted my scale blasted for goodness sakes! I think it said to give it 90 days to work. Well, my experience is that the changes I was looking for only really began to show by that time. By ninety days, I was pretty much just starting to see and experience the positive signs I was looking for. Positive sign: my shower heads and sink strainers (aerators) were getting plugged up with broken up mineralization chunks. Some were the size of grains of sand, some a bit larger. That was a pain to disconnect shower heads and such to clean out the debris, but it was a sign that things were getting broken up! A bit after the 90 days, I opened a faucet fixture at the lowest point in my hot water loop and out came a bunch of sediment (at least several tablespoons worth of materiL, I'd guess)! It was enough to nearly choke the faucet opening. Now it has been about six months and the water heater is much quieter, the water flow is much better, I don't have to remove the shower heads and such as much as I had to at the 90-day mark, and about once every two weeks I open that low faucet on the loop to let out about half a gallon of water with sediment. The amount of sediment that comes out now is a lot less (maybe a teaspoon or less each time). I still have corrosion and build-up on the exterior of some connections and I'm not sure that this device can do anything about that. But all in all, I am glad I bought this device. I'm satisfied that it does actually work as described, although it seemed to take longer to show results than I expected. In fact, so much of what it does is internal that I don't know if I would have noticed at the 90-day mark if I hadn't been intentional about scrutinizing its performance and if I didn't have that low faucet on the loop to give me the opportunity to actually see what comes loose in my pipes from using this device. I bought mine when it was on sale at a great discount, but (knowing what I know now) I would say that it actually works well enough to warrant the full asking price if no sale price could be obtained. I deducted on star because I just wish it worked faster, and because (at full price) it is priced outside the reach of a lot of people who might really benefit from it. August 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not as hoped or described. I bought this unit over a year ago. I have not seen any noticeable difference in the quality of my water. I have a point well. I followed instructions explicitly with the number of wraps. To me this is a pass or fail rating. It either works or it doesn't. Considering it does not do what it is supposed to. I give it no stars but rating makes you choose 1. August 7, 2016
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