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spraygunn 04-12-2013 09:04 AM

Whole house magnets
 
My water is extremely hard (42 grains). I have a water softener, however at that hardness a softener can only do so much. In 32 years Ive gone through four water heaters, three kitchen faucets and two bath tubs. Id like to know if anyone has had any experience with whole house magnets. Do they work, or any other suggestions short of moving. Any help is appreciated.

joed 04-12-2013 09:26 AM

magnet water softeners are a scam.

user1007 04-12-2013 09:57 AM

Water in my N California home was dreadfully hard and like you I went through water heaters fairly quickly. Faithfully flushing them helped somewhat. I finally switched to tankless back when they were still fairly novel in this country. My logic was the water would not be sitting or pooling in them. The units were Bosch and not cheap. I sold the house within a couple years of putting them in so do not know how it worked out.

It was nice to have hot water on demand where it was needed without wasting lots from the water heater to the baths on opposite ends of the house.

Magnet water conditioners are even more a scam than those sonic insect repellent things.

Blondesense 04-12-2013 11:17 AM

I had the same question when I first got here.

http://www.diychatroom.com/f7/electr...59/#post829750

plumberinlaw 04-13-2013 09:42 PM

Scam. If you want your water heater to last you will have to do a couple of things. 1. Change your anode rod regularly 2. Flush the sediment from your tank four times a year.

md2lgyk 04-14-2013 05:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1157627)
Water in my N California home was dreadfully hard and like you I went through water heaters fairly quickly. Faithfully flushing them helped somewhat. I finally switched to tankless back when they were still fairly novel in this country. My logic was the water would not be sitting or pooling in them. The units were Bosch and not cheap. I sold the house within a couple years of putting them in so do not know how it worked out.

When I was shopping for a tankless to put in the house I was building, I was told that they should not be used if you have hard water. Apparently they fail in a short time.


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