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Unread 06-24-2014, 10:09 PM   #11
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I worked at golf courses for years around electric carts. Every single day they go out, and they get hosed down inside and out at the end of the day before going on the charger. Rinsing them won't harm anything.
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Unread 06-25-2014, 11:11 AM   #12
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I'm getting ready to use the baking soda and water to clean off my batteries but need to know the ratio for my mixture. I'm planning on using a spray bottle if that is was works best? Or should I make a paste out of it?
From the owners manual: 1/4C baking soda per gallon of water.

I keep a cheap tank sprayer just for this purpose. Spray on solution, let sit a few minutes then rinse off gently. Blow with leaf blower if desired.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 09:35 AM   #13
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I cleaned my batteries this weekend. I parked the cart in the woods because the run off will stain concrete and wont come out. I wet my down first and sprinkled baking soda on the top and let it set for a few minutes and rinsed off. I then sprayed the foam battery cleaner from Walmart on them and rinsed that off.Finished up with some Simple Green
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I cleaned my batteries this weekend. I parked the cart in the woods because the run off will stain concrete and wont come out. I wet my down first and sprinkled baking soda on the top and let it set for a few minutes and rinsed off. I then sprayed the foam battery cleaner from Walmart on them and rinsed that off.Finished up with some Simple Green
Good thing the environmentalist dont read this
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Unread 06-30-2014, 08:57 PM   #15
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Good thing the environmentalist dont read this
Good thing it doesn't visit golf course cart barns either
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Unread 06-30-2014, 09:29 PM   #16
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Its deemed safe by the epa to dump battery acid straight down the drain, if sufficiently diluted with water. Its not like oil, with a teaspoon poisioning many gallons...
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Some drain cleaner is pure sulfuric acid, just as in batteries except in batteries it is diluted with distilled water a lot.
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Unread 07-01-2014, 05:56 AM   #18
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If you are on domestic sewage, it's no problem at all. The average household uses 100 gal/person/day. There will be plenty of other houses to help dilute before it reaches the treatment plant. Treatment plants have to add alkalinity anyway. If you are on a septic system, you may want to neutralize it with sodium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, or sodium bicarbonate, depending on the quantity and strength. If you kill your bugs (an industry term for microorganisms), even with heavy dilution, you are still temporarily impacting the performance of the system.
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Unread 07-01-2014, 08:04 PM   #19
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I might have, um, inadvertently spilled the left over after removal from my batteries in order to add the Epsom Salt (the old batteries, since replaced) on the road and now have very white concrete there
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Unread 07-01-2014, 08:06 PM   #20
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Next time, accidentally spill it on fire ants.
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