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Posted June 05, 2012 - 03:02 PM

I have a couple I need to try this on myself.

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 04:44 PM

I found you can get more salt in less water if you boil the water first. Big difference in "dissolve-ability ".

As always, add fluid slowly & always wear eye protection, etc when doing something like this.
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 07:20 PM

8D batteries are very hard to shake.

But, I have them cooking.
We'll see.

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 07:53 PM

Can you make up some solution and store it for use later?

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 07:59 PM

I did 5 Garden tractor batteries last year...1 didnt work at all, 1 worked for a few months.....3 are still working

I think the plates have to be in decent shape to start with...The salts solution cleans them so the can react again

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 08:22 PM

Can you make up some solution and store it for use later?


Yes Bill, you can use it for a long time.

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 08:23 PM

D batteries are very hard to shake.


Will, you can't do this with Alkaline batteries...
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Posted June 05, 2012 - 08:27 PM

Can you make up some solution and store it for use later?

If you make a super salinated solution with the hot water, it will fall out as it cools.

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 10:55 AM

Well I am pleased to report that the battery in question is doing awesome. Checked the specific gravity today and it reads 1.130 on all cells. Don't know how long it will last but if I get 6 months at the cost of a couple penny's it is money well spent. Have a great day everyone.

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 11:54 AM

I am also happy to report I did this with a battery a customer brought and it worked like a champ. As Kyocum said I don't know how long it will last but it turned the tractor over so I could figure out what the problem was and fix it.
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 01:40 PM

I have a question for those of you who have tried this method. What is the "turnaround" time for the reaction to affect the battery (i.e. how long before you see the results)?

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 02:41 PM

My experience is the next full charge. The best results I've had were a slow "trickle" charge overnight.
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 06:33 PM

I have a question for those of you who have tried this method. What is the "turnaround" time for the reaction to affect the battery (i.e. how long before you see the results)?


about 24 hr's. I did the solution treatment yesterday morning and this morning I had a fully charge battery that would turn over the engine quite a few times before I sorted out the staring problem that it came in for originally. Hope this help Steve.
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Posted June 07, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Well, I hate being the party pooper, but mine is still dead! No reviving this sucker. 2.3 volts just ain't gonna get there!

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 08:21 PM

It really is kind of a hit or miss but when it does work hopefully you will save some $$$. Sorry to hear yours didn't work.




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