Sunday, September 20, 2009

Out with the bad batteries...

Yesterday was a lot of heavy lifting. I pulled out the 18 old batteries and cleaned them up:


And worked on cleaning up the mess they left behind. The baking soda in the front clearly did its job:

I have some more cleanup and painting to do, perhaps this afternoon. And then, I need to adjust the battery box sizes for the new (shorter) batteries and I can start putting things back in.

P.S. Anybody know something useful to do with 18 8V golf cart batteries? Craigslist does not allow posting them for sale / free. I can certainly recycle them, but they only have about 400 or so partial discharges and generally seem in good shape. It seems a waste not to put them to some good use - solar array energy store? 18 golf carts? Something.

4 comments:

Roberts/Grove/Rigsby Neighborhood said...

You could sell/give them to the otherpower.com guys who live up the hill from you.

Ross Cunniff said...

That's a fantastic idea - I'll get in touch with them, thanks!

Ross Cunniff said...

In fact, otherpower.com were very happy to take them off our hands. They are going to use it for a

Ross Cunniff said...

Oops, comment was interrupted. They are going to use the battery pack as an energy store for a home solar installation.