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    Anyone tried one? Science looks a bit flakey - do they make a noticeable difference? And what's the difference between a £10 and £40 one?

    Looking at the ones you just put over the pipes - no plumbing etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k2p2 View Post
    Anyone tried one? Science looks a bit flakey - do they make a noticeable difference? And what's the difference between a £10 and £40 one?

    Looking at the ones you just put over the pipes - no plumbing etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2p2 View Post
    Anyone tried one? Science looks a bit flakey - do they make a noticeable difference? And what's the difference between a £10 and £40 one?

    Looking at the ones you just put over the pipes - no plumbing etc.
    Sadly k2p2, like the magnetics around a fuel line to improve mpg, about as reliable a truth as when an MP opens their mouth.

    The very mention of the madeupword "Magnetohydrodynamics" is a big clue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperD View Post
    Sadly k2p2, like the magnetics around a fuel line to improve mpg, about as reliable a truth as when an MP opens their mouth.

    The very mention of the madeupword "Magnetohydrodynamics" is a big clue.
    Hmmm, feared as much. Good word though!

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    Interesting independent advice from Southern Water.

    No one can authoritatively provide advice on the efficacy of
    physical conditioning devices. However, physical conditioning
    is a real effect that has been extensively demonstrated in
    laboratory situations and published by various researchers.

    However, the extent to which a device might control the
    manifestation of hardness in a given situation can not
    be guaranteed or predicted with confidence. At least one
    purveyor accepts physical conditioning does not work
    in a few situations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2p2 View Post
    Hmmm, feared as much. Good word though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2p2 View Post
    Interesting independent advice from Southern Water.



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    I'd query the use of "independent" in this context of a Water Supply company, however, your best bang for bucks and observable softening is still in the conventional use of an ion-exchange resin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k2p2 View Post
    And what's the difference between a £10 and £40 one?
    £30?
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    Vinegar is great for descaling such stuff such as taps, kettle, and, I hear, the dish washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
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