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Posted: 09/01/20 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LadyRVer wrote:

Thanks for the info. I would have never thought about that diamondplate doing that. I have two batteries right there. Sure will remember this post.


I'm really glad you posted this response. It makes it worth putting up with the people who are on my case for doing something stupid.

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SpeakEasy wrote:

LadyRVer wrote:

Thanks for the info. I would have never thought about that diamondplate doing that. I have two batteries right there. Sure will remember this post.


I'm really glad you posted this response. It makes it worth putting up with the people who are on my case for doing something stupid.

-Speak

I think I'm in the "stupid" category right there with you. My friend was stupider though. [emoticon]


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I learned about the diamond plate, but it was just a tiny spark.

My biggest blunder was when I had a socket wrench that i was using to install 2 new 12v batteries on my trailer. The wrench slipped from my fingers and i accidentally dropped the socket wrench across the contacts of one of my new batteries when tightening a cable.

Luckily I had a shovle close by I could use to knock the wrench loose with which was now welded to the lugs. I used a rag to pick the wrench up to look at and man was it hot. Had to drop it and let it lay a while. The there was a melted spot on the handle and I was no longer able to operate the thumb lever to change the direction of the gears. Went back to the autoparts store for another battery.

That was about a 100 dollar accident. Now I slip a piece of hose over a wrench when playing with batteries.

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When I was 18 and living in my first house I was changing the element out on the water heater and never though about shutting the power off first. I welded the screw driver to the heater and blew the fuse. Darned Lucky I Wasn't Hurt or Killed.

I never made that mistake again and now I make sure I shut off the power and use a test light just to make sure it's really off.

I still have the screw driver with the bad spot on it where I welded it to the heating element. I keep it around as a reminder.

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Hmmmmmmmm, and then I have an antique tractor that is positive ground. [emoticon]

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Had some Triumph motorcycles that were positive ground.


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