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Author Topic: water softener or snake oil?  (Read 1828 times)
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« on: December 28, 2008, 08:09:06 PM »

Does anyone have firsthand experience with a "Water-King"?

http://www.waterkingusa.com/WK-RV.htm

Looks a tad puny for the price of about $350.  A cheap plastic tool box with a transmitter and cheap transformer, is about all you get.  But IF ... it does work as stated, then maybe it is a viable substitute for a salt charged softener.  Opinions ...?

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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2008, 08:28:53 PM »

Water King How it work

Life Science

This is new on me.

Thank you for the link

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« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2008, 08:51:25 PM »

The jury is out, but their claims are largely unsubstantiated.

http://www.chem1.com/CQ/aquacrack.html#WK

Many other vendors are also in this market, with similar (unsubstantiated) devices and claims.  Water King may simply be the first to package their product in a toolbox, which I am pretty sure sells at Wal-Mart for $2.88, to target the RV market.

Interestingly, in an RV that moves from water source to water source, it would be impossible to verify whether the device was helping any or not.

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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 01:48:19 AM »

"Technical Data:

The WK-RV transmits a series of low-frequency random sequenced radio waves ranging from 1 to 10kHZ, pre-selected and controlled by micro-chip technology. A 110/9V CSA/UL approved transformer is included with each WK-RV. Each WK-RV weighs approximately 3 pounds and measures 13 inches long, 7 inches wide and 5 inches high. "

I think the technical data speaks for itself.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 05:29:39 AM »




     The best thing that you can use to sofften water (general cleaning, showers, I wouldn't drink tho! ) is TPPP.

     Tetra-potasium pyro phosphate.   1 LB  - 500 Gal water.  This product is in Calgon!


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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 05:43:38 AM »

Reguardless of all the technical data and testimonials. I am not paying $350 for something in a $3 toolbox!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 06:14:50 AM »

This is the same snake oil used in the magnetic/electric fuel treaters, often with wild fuel mileage claims. When I was working for a friend(Kinetico dealer) we bought one(not this brand) to try out it was completely worthless.

You are better off buying a tank filled with resin(ion exchange) that you just manually recharge w/ salt occasionally. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 08:49:45 PM »

Tony,

That technical data says nothing??
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2008, 10:20:14 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2008, 06:59:50 AM »



  One made here in Indianapolis , (easywater.com) seems to work ok from what i understand. A little pricey tho, for home use.

 
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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2008, 08:02:03 AM »

I used these all the time and they work really well!!  Oh... that was when I lived in a different universe where magic was the operative force and that stuff they call "science" was bunk...  Smiley
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