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Thanks OP, in for 2
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How easy is this to install ?
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Is this a gimmick or not?
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"Magnetic Copper bracelet for pipes"
. A ferrite bead with a conductor through it is an inductor and so is used as a low pass filter. Typical use is for power cables to reduce EMI (electromagnetic interference). They are ferrite (magnetic) rings, over cables in order to suppress noise and filter out unwanted external interference.
Just wrap two giant magnets around your main copper pipe to get the same result!
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It's not a 'DE-scaler' at all. It alters the molecular shape to decrease buildup. All of the minerals that cause scaling are still in the water, just harder for it to stick to your pipes. Only way to actually DEscale water is through ion exchange.
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It's not a 'DE-scaler' at all. It alters the molecular shape to decrease buildup. All of the minerals that cause scaling are still in the water, just harder for it to stick to your pipes. Only way to actually DEscale water is through ion exchange.
Altering the molecular shape? Ok
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"Magnetic Copper bracelet for pipes"
. A ferrite bead with a conductor through it is an inductor and so is used as a low pass filter. Typical use is for power cables to reduce EMI (electromagnetic interference). They are ferrite (magnetic) rings, over cables in order to suppress noise and filter out unwanted external interference.
Just wrap two giant magnets around your main copper pipe to get the same result!
I highly doubt it. This product is using a "unique and complex modulating frequency waveform [which] hits the resonant frequency of the calcium carbonate molecules ...", while a strong permanent magnet is simply applying a fixed magnetic field. Two completely different things.

How it works (according to the company):
http://www.scaleblaster.com/scaleblaster/

I have no idea whether this product actually works, but I'm pretty sure a permanent magnet wouldn't do any good.
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Altering the molecular shape? Ok
Minerals take on a different crystalline shape. Better? I live in Vegas and our water is hard. Tried a few things out and a softener is the best bet, vs reverse osmosis but that's not practical for a whole house 'conditioner' unless you have the money to pay for the massive amounts of waste water.
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Hmmm... I'm a bit skeptical but been considering a softener/descaler.
Guess i'll finally try it out since home depot is really good at taking returns.
Wonder if I could temporarily install it on a steel braided cable to compare it to the other toilet
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this is some fancy snake oil
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waste of money and effort. spend the extra and get a quality softener with a metered head.
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Is this a gimmick or not?
Yes it's a gimmick, you can read about this and other junk science water treatments here:
http://www.chem1.com/CQ/gallery.html
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This reminds me 20 years ago when I was gullible and bought this magnet that wrapped around my car filter and would keep the shaving in the filter and not float as round in the engine. I learned my lesson. Gimmick.
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Yes it's a gimmick, you can read about this and other junk science water treatments here:
http://www.chem1.com/CQ/gallery.html
Thanks for the link. I've been tempted to purchase this thing in the past. Through your link I found this page which addresses this particular process in more detail which made for some interesting reading: http://www.chem1.com/CQ/magscams.html
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