Donald Weissgerber: Interesting ... I think I would drain the battery acid, flush with water to get out any precipitate in the cell compartments, refill with the original acid, top off with epson super-concentrate, desulphate long term, drain, flush again, and then refill with fresh battery acid, and slow charge, Typically cells are shorted either by sludge at the bottom or crystal growth penetrating the insulating mats. Modern battery are made with interleaved lead mesh and porous insulation ... not lead grills/grates of the past eras. 'jes sain'
Peter Piper: Can you just remanufacture these batteries? Is that difficult? Just saying that a lot of guys melt lead for bullet castings, how hard would it be to pour new plates, insert them and be done? Would you have to use fresh lead, or will the sulfite just float off when melted? Even fresh lead could be gotten for about $1 / pound.
Bob TheBuilder: Even at Min wage you wasted more man hours than going out and buying three new batteries. Note to all - battey fails, go to Costco and buy a new one for $100.00 rather than muck around for two weeks of your time
rockethead555: three words Vicks Cough Drops . . good video i have learned some stuff , thanks.
John Baxter: On that Alum issue, you can't add alum to sulfuric acid typical of a car battery. It will react violently. Converting a battery to alum requires completely flushing the battery using diluted sodium bicarbonate to neutralize the battery acid and is very dangerous,.
John Baxter: This is very interesting but watched the whole series of videos and not sure this 'Epsom salt' method works. One problem is that you're not actually flushing the cells, your just adding Epsom salt. I'm thinking that you need a syringe type of thing to drain the cells and refill them to clean out the gunk floating in the electrolyte. I can understand not turning the battery upside down to drain it as that could stir up a lot of lead and other metals that could lead to further unnecessary damage.
DIY OneForAll: Nice work. I am also reviving lead acid batteries by just adding distilled water. Check out my channel. Thanks.
George Wiseman: Good video series. I noticed in your Part 3, when putting powdered Epsom Salts into the battery, that you only put a bit into the 'shorted' cell. I think you'd do better to put MORE Epsom Salt in the shorted cell.
Arden Kauss: Ok... This guy is a world class dumb ass....Want to get your battery working as it should? Take your credit card to NAPA and buy a new battery. Why waste hours freaking around with something that does'nt work???HMMM?
1951japa: Do u ever drain the Epsom salt from the battery? I noticed you said the deep cycle battery looked dirty after the salt had been in it for a while
pocketchanged: Have you played with baking soda and alum?? Drain the battery, add 8 ozs of baking soda & mix w/a gallon of distilled H20, fill and let it sit till the reaction stops, shake around the battery, drain it, add 8 ozs of alum to a gallon of distilled H20, charge and check. Maybe the 2 processes can be blended somehow? (not my idea BTW).
Danroxye01: Have you tried taping or knocking on the wider part of a battery while testing or charging and probably improve reading ? ( be surprise sometime ). I screwed around a lot with the same project battery only to end up to deceiving result.
KmanAuto: Bad idea. You risk damaging the battery further.
meesterp: How much space is there between plates? If there is room to slide some stiff plastic in between the plates you might get lucky and bump a shorting bridge around - maybe even loose!
KmanAuto: If only it were that easy.
alpinetypee12: I got a battery just like that I use my battery for my sound system in my car
mpltm68: Sorry I was probably a bit of a smartarse with my first few words, but as I ended it was good to watch the theory and what did/did not work.
BigBrotherIsTooBig: At the end he says that his theory is that is does work, as long as the battery isn't too damaged already. Good info in this series. At the very least, you can use them to arc weld if you don't feel like buying a machine for it xD.
mpltm68: freak me dead you should have told me in the first video that it did not work. I would rather ave sent you the money to buy a new battery. But on the other and you have helped me as you have demonstrated Epsom salts does not 'really' work. Just change your title and it is a good myth buster video on the topic. Regards
Lead Acid Battery Desulfation Using Epsom Salt -Attempting to use Capacitive Charger Part 6 of 65
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