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#10189 - 06/01/02 04:17 AM Ok I'll ask but don't laugh
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I was working with a guy who tells me that leaving a battery such as a cordless tool on a concrete floor will kill the battery. Is this true? And if so please tell me how? I nave worked in many basements with my tools on the floor and no problems.

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#10190 - 06/01/02 05:29 AM Re: Ok I'll ask but don't laugh
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
I think this goes back to people believing that storing an automotive battery on a garage floor would kill it. I don't know if that is true. I think it was just that if the battery leaked, it would damage the concrete.

#10191 - 06/01/02 07:31 AM Re: Ok I'll ask but don't laugh
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I can't think how it would cause a problem. Unless it's terminals down into wet concrete, of course!

#10192 - 06/01/02 07:41 AM Re: Ok I'll ask but don't laugh
Rabbit Offline

Registered: 01/01/02
Posts: 61
Loc: Kingsport Tennessee
I have heard that tale with automotive batteries. Off subject but have you ever heard that sitting pumpkins,melons,etc..on concrete will cause premature rot?

#10193 - 06/01/02 09:25 AM Re: Ok I'll ask but don't laugh
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
Really?!?!!? That's a myth!?!?!?


It always seemed to make some sort of sense to me until now... With car batteries, that is... Don't know why I've never even pondered the cordless tool batteries on concrete...

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#10194 - 06/01/02 09:15 PM Re: Ok I'll ask but don't laugh
hurk27 Offline

Registered: 05/15/02
Posts: 71
Loc: Portage, Indiana
when automotive batteries had the old rubber cases they would conduct and the lime in the concrete would penetrate them this usually neutralized the acid. but with the new plastic cases we now have it doesn't hurt them any more. but it can damage the concrete floor as the battery is being charged.
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