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Al L. in Wisc.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:47 am    Post subject: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

1. Are you a wearin' that there Hawaiian shirt and baseball cap in this 'officially winter' weather?

2. Didn't you post last winter about keeping batteries in a cold environ - for those of us that really experience winter - as it slows down the +'s and -'s from racing around and weakening the battery? i.e. a chemical reaction is slowed in conditions like we in Wisconsin and Minnesnowta live in? The earlier 'fire hazard' posting got me ta tinkin' about it.

I'm going Christmas shopping for me - a new battery charger. Harder to find 'em with six volt capabilities these dazze.

Nuph of this shoveling, out goes the International 460 and fast-hitch blade as soon as I put on higher boots. 12 degrees and still dark...yup, I know some of you southern folks are jealous of us tough folks!

Enjoy your day.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:20 am    Post subject: Re: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

"jealous" ?? nope..
I am gettin the SC out today and plowing the garden.
Planting onions tomorrow.

Shovelin no thanks. I didn't like it 40 years ago.
I'll bet I wouldn't like it now.

stay safe and warm !!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had the Hawaiian shirt on yesterday (last day of final exam week here at St. Cloud State) and made a festive occasion for the exiting students. Along with the testing!!
Chemistry is almost always temperature dependent.
I believe that any battery that is kept at as low a temperature as it can be without structural damage (freezing electrolyte or goo inside it) and being kept charged if chargeable, is the best for its longevity.
At about 7 degrees here this morning, I have sacrificed the BB cap (which is not, in this case, a very short 22 cartridge) for a (self made on a Knifty Knitter)stocking hat.
May the Yule Tide spirit prevail. Jim
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:37 am    Post subject: Re: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Jim in a Hawiian shirt is a blazing snow storm made me smile! Yes, cooler temps will slow down the chemical reactions. More importantly is to keep the correct charge on the plates. However, the cooler temps without usage, and full charge will ultimately promote longer life. Most important though is the full charge vs. the cool temp it can go down to -20 around here, and I just choose to keep mine in a 40 degree basement.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I grew up in the midwest, I tied a snow shovel onto the top of my car and headed out for life's adventures at the tender age of 22.
I kept driving south until someone asked me what the Hell that was on top of my car, I had arrived !!!
 


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

i plowed yesterday morning 29 last night 55 tonight
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:55 am    Post subject: Re: Janicholson: batteries & Hawaiian shirt ?'s Reply to specific post Reply with quote

rhtx55 wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:54:16 12/22/12) I grew up in the midwest, I tied a snow shovel onto the top of my car and headed out for life's adventures at the tender age of 22.
I kept driving south until someone asked me what the Hell that was on top of my car, I had arrived !!!


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