Model # SB-175

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ScaleBlaster Deluxe 0-19 gpg Electronic Water Conditioner
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ScaleBlaster

Deluxe 0-19 gpg Electronic Water Conditioner

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

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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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September 23, 2016
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The SB-175 can be as per the instructions "Residential Unit • Indoor/Outdoor Installation"
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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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Remove existing build up?

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Jacksonville, FL
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August 7, 2016
If I install the Scale Blaster, will it remove existing buildup or just prevent new buildup?
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October 29, 2016
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That is the claim, but I can't verify. I remain hopeful!
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San Antonio Tx
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October 12, 2016
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the information sheet states that it takes 90 day for it to clear the scale out of the pipes, Mine has bin is stall for about a week now so I realy do not Know.
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August 19, 2016
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Neither, according to chemists. If you buy one, make sure you can take it back after you find out it doesn't work. http://www.chem1.com/CQ/aquacrack.html Read the fine print very carefully.
I'm an electronics engineer, not a chemist. Looking at the supposed theory of operation of this gadget, I cannot imagine how it could possibly work. There are no published independent tests of effectiveness. Some
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Neither, according to chemists. If you buy one, make sure you can take it back after you find out it doesn't work. http://www.chem1.com/CQ/aquacrack.html Read the fine print very carefully.
I'm an electronics engineer, not a chemist. Looking at the supposed theory of operation of this gadget, I cannot imagine how it could possibly work. There are no published independent tests of effectiveness. Some customers have said that they are satisfied with their units, but if I spent a lot of money on this I would be ashamed to admit I've been had. There's probably $20 worth of parts in it.
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August 19, 2016
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it will do both for you Jane. It has for me. Works great !!!
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Can the unit be installed on PVC? I have no copper water lines in my house.

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August 30, 2016
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Yes, I installed mine on PVC pipe
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October 18, 2015
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Yes.
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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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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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October 18, 2015
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Just follow instructions. It is easy.
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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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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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Deluxe 0-19 gpg Electronic Water Conditioner is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 246.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 1 Star for Product, 5 Stars for HD I was hoping this would work, but after 89 days, I see no improvement in my water. My water softener broke so I gave this conditioner a try. After 89 days of service, my water still tests as hard, and my hard water stains are getting worst. I'll have to get my water softener fixed or replaced. Home Depot was great regarding the return - 1 day before the 90 day return period. Based on the reviews, it looks like this conditioner works for some, but not for others - not sure why. It's an easy install, so if you're willing to take a chance on it, rest assured, HD will honor the return up to the return period.
Date published: 2016-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Scale Blaster Works better than expected very happy with the purchase! I would recommend this to anyone on a well system.
Date published: 2016-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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+++++
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Some difference First: The company says this will not work if installed on galvanized pipe. It must be installed on something non ferromagnetic, like plastic or copper. If you have galvanized pipe, the company says you need to insert a non-galvanized run of pipe for installing the wire coil. Second: The product and installation manuals are available on the ScaleBlaster Web page. Read them to get an idea of what is involved with installing. The unit has a 6' power cord, so there has to be an electrical outlet close by your desired install location. The blue coil wire run from unit to pipe can't be too long. You have to wind a wire around your water pipe quite a few times. The number of coils varies with pipe material and diameter. If your pipe is installed flush against a wall, this is going to be difficult. If your pipe is in a wall, you're going to have to cut a hole - and patch it afterwards. My water piping is galvanized where it enters the house, then copper inside the house. I didn't want to cut into the main and install a non-galvanized section outside the house, and there is no power within 6 feet, so I would also have had to run electrical conduit. There are kitchen cabinets on the inside of the house where the main enters. I wasn't willing to saw through the backs of the cabinets. My water supply forks as soon as it enters the house, going to the bathrooms one way, and kitchen, water heater and one outside hose bibb the other way. The company recommended installing on the hot water heater feed, which is what I did. I left the scale on all faucets and shower heads when I installed. After a couple of months the scale was gone, even from the tiny rubber outlets on the Delta shower head. Previously I had to descale everything at least twice yearly or flow was affected. I haven't descaled since. There are still spots on my car windows if I spray and let dry, but then my cold water isn't treated. I wash dishes by hand and dry them right away so I can't comment on what happens to glassware. On the down side, my brother is a chemical engineer specializing in water purification. He had never heard of this technology, which makes me wonder. But I know I don't have to descale my faucets.
Date published: 2015-12-19
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