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Posted March 14, 2011 - 12:29 PM

Kenny, You can use the baby booger sucker thingee (blue bulb) if you have one. Thats what I use to remove liquid from cells, I probably would not reuse on children after using it for this..

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 12:49 PM

Well here goes a wild though that i'm going to try with the battery!! I'm going to reflush and see if has any more junk in it then recharge. It is holding a charge like it is .

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Here's a question for you guys. Is the electrolyte in batteries the same as the 'pedia-care' type? Both are called electrolyte.
dstaggs, what do you plan to do with the stuff you empty out?
Texas d&h, got one of them booger removers.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 03:43 PM

Yes I do Kenny,:thumbs: I believe it's the same medical instrument that you talk about using in your post:laughingteeth:...

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 03:45 PM

Here's a question for you guys. Is the electrolyte in batteries the same as the 'pedia-care' type? Both are called electrolyte.
dstaggs, what do you plan to do with the stuff you empty out?
Texas d&h, got one of them booger removers.



Dale, Are you planning to empty the battery completely? How does that help if you don't have acid back in it?

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 04:25 PM

Here's a question for you guys. Is the electrolyte in batteries the same as the 'pedia-care' type? Both are called electrolyte...


The answer is no. Electrolyte is a generic word used to describe any dissolved solid that can carry an electrical charge through a solution. The electrolyte in your battery is sulfuric acid, about 15% if I remember correctly. The electrolytes in "pedia-care" are simply minerals like Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium that your body needs in order to allow the electrical impulses to flow the way they should.
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Posted March 14, 2011 - 05:51 PM

Darn, that stuff won't work. Oh well, on to different things. Thanks.
Maybe that's what I need, jump start the old body.

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Posted March 14, 2011 - 06:11 PM

Lets don't talk about where i pour the fluids but mother nature takes care of it. Yes i dump everything out and refill with water and epson salts, Hey won't be the first time i was ever wrong

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 03:22 PM

UPDATE.... It's been 12 Days, and still holding charges and starting tractors. I have a 75% success rate so far, Saved me from buying 3 batteries for Gt's WooHoo !!!!


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LoL, Now I just need some more junk batteries, wished I hadn't sold them to junk dealer...
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Posted March 18, 2011 - 03:49 PM

Im trying one today....Mixed up Epson salt/water solution, drained acid from battery and put it in.....have it on charger now at 2 amps......This battery worked, but was weak after a few weeks of sitting...Will see if it improves it

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Posted March 18, 2011 - 03:58 PM

Good Luck poncho, keep us posted on how it does..

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Posted March 19, 2011 - 02:43 AM

The answer is no. Electrolyte is a generic word used to describe any dissolved solid that can carry an electrical charge through a solution. The electrolyte in your battery is sulfuric acid, about 15% if I remember correctly. The electrolytes in "pedia-care" are simply minerals like Sodium, Potassium, and Calcium that your body needs in order to allow the electrical impulses to flow the way they should.


Well I might as well :hijacked:
There have been deaths atributed to drinking to much water so quickly that it dialutes the electrolites in your body so that the impulses to make muscles contract...Like your heart,, don't get there............sorry just had to, I know I'm an :ass:.

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Posted March 24, 2011 - 05:51 PM

Update....I seem to be 3 for 3 so far.....5 days ago, I did one car battery and 2 garden tractor batteries. I put one in an old truck I have and a golf cart.....they still started them out in 32 degree weather after sitting these few days....Shall see if they stay that way.....Keep in mind, these batteries were not dead, but were too weak to crank an engine.......
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Posted March 27, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Both the ones I tried ended up with one dead cell. To far gone to start with.
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Posted March 27, 2011 - 07:12 AM

Both the ones I tried ended up with one dead cell. To far gone to start with.
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I think the trick is to get them before they are completely dead....or damaged internally. I work at NAPA ...we have an old guy that comes in that is building a wind turbine generator....He goes through out scrap batteries with a meter selecting the ones he wants to try and restore......seems to know what he is doing.
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