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Electronic Descaler - Water Softener Alternative

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Oct 10, 2013, 10:43 AM
AZPaul
Electronic Descaler - Water Softener Alternative
Do the electric water softeners such as the Eddy Electronic Descaler really work?
Just curious.
Oct 10, 2013, 11:50 AM
swschrad
http://www.amazon.com/Eddy-Ele...t-reviews/B003Z96GR4

mixed. low flow, light mineral content water, maybe. in contrast, a halide water softener is a sure bet. if you have "liquid rock," very high mineral content, you are going to need multiple stages of anything.


sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
Oct 10, 2013, 01:31 PM
Frodo
saw a 1 1/2" copper line completly plugged up with calcium, they had electronic descaler installed
they also had hard water. thats my opinion
Apr 01, 2014, 01:41 PM
amovingtarget
I really do not trust the electronic "descalers" and have a hard time seeing their advantages. The tried and true technology works just fine and needs minimal maintenance in the grand scope of things (compare adding salt every so often to replacing pipes/dishwasher/hot water heater much earlier than you expected!).

Try out these resources for finding the right water softener:

Ratings of Common Water Softeners: http://www.qualitywaterhome.co...ftener-reviews-best/

Water Softener Sizing Calculator: http://www.apswater.com/Water_softener_Calculator.asp

And try waterfilter.net if you're looking to buy online, they have a great reputation:

http://www.waterfilters.net/