Found 14th Feb 2014
This WPRO water conditioner applies a powerful 16000 GAUSS magnetic field to water entering the appliance. This magnetism splits the calcium bicarbonate molecules naturally contained within water. Calcium bicarbonate when heated turns to calcium carbonate which leads to limescale build up. Tests have shown that this device could help prevent limescale from forming.
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Still stock available,theres a video on argos website that tells you how it works.

These are selling for £15 upwards on Ebay !
Don't waste your money
Don't know if these magnetic conditioners work but the mains powered electrical ones definitely do provided they're properly positioned. Do bear in mind that these are water conditioners not water softeners. The calcium content of the water stays the same, it just means less limescale build up (it's all to do with molecular structure). Usually the limescale that's left is fairly soft and easy to wipe away. I live in a hard water area and installed an electric conditioner several months ago and haven't needed to descale the kettle since. Previously after a few months the kettle would look like something hung up outside Mother Shipton's cave.
Or save £4.99 by not falling for a "magic" cure. Magnetic water conditioners have not been proven to do anything useful. See osti.gov/sci…404 and csicop.org/si/…ce/
I also live in an area that suffers from high levels of scale build up. In the 5 years prior to installing a similar mains powered device (about 12 years ago) that coils around the main water supply (just after the stop cock) we had to replace the shower 2 times, immersion heater to nickel based coil and several kettles - since installing said device we haven't had to replace anything due to limescale (only the kettle for cosmetic reasons).

Those that criticise these have either been misinformed, judge without actual true experience or a plumber who wants to rip you off (or similar)... for the small cost of these devices compared to replacement showers units etc it's worth a try.
Edited by: "philphil61" 14th Feb 2014
This might or might not be good for protecting machines etc., but, I believe it is the case that hard water, i.e. with minerals etc., is better for you than soft water - perhaps not by much, but, iirc, enough that it's a factor in health statistics across the population, so it might be worth leaving your drinking water unconditioned. Personally, having experience of both a soft water area (central Scotland) and a hard water are (s.e. England), I've come to prefer the taste of the hard water.
for £5 why worry about it..get it .install it .move on
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