Shortened How to repair a 12 volt car battery using food grade Alum and baking soda for under 5 dollars

In this video I show how to repair a 12 volt car battery for under 5 dollars using food grade Alum “Aluminum Sulfate” and baking soda. First I use baking soda to clean the battery and then Alum instead of a acid to bring it back to life. The best price I have found for alum is here https://amzn.to/2LBzZ61 which is enough to do several batteries. Your local feed mills or grocers may carry it as well.

Part 1 converting the battery from acid to alum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Supe1a3LW2U

Part 2 testing the battery again more extensively almost 6 months later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YeRe1fwNYc&feature=youtu.be

Started a drain over time test you can view the first 16 days results here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBx4U74suwI

3 months drain with no charge started truck 4 times including the last starting the truck in 10 degree F
http://youtu.be/2SP6jkJMqco

Simple Instructions

1 cup or 8 oz of food grade alum “aluminum sulfate” in a 1 gallon jug then fill the jug with water “it is best to use distilled water”
Same for the baking soda 1 cup per gallon. The baking soda mix is used after draining the acid to neutralize any left over acid. You can then after rinsing with that rinse with plain water to get out the baking soda mix. Then you will put in the alum mix filling to just above the plates and then charge.

How to repair a 12 volt car battery using food grade Alum and baking soda for under 5 dollars

In this video I show how to repair a 12 volt car battery for under 5 dollars using food grade Alum “Aluminum Sulfate” and baking soda. A shortened version of this video can be seen at https://youtu.be/boHdHcIWhEM. First I use baking soda to clean the battery and then Alum instead of a acid to bring it back to life. The best price I have found for alum is here https://amzn.to/2LBzZ61 which is enough to do several batteries. Your local feed mills or grocers may carry it as well.

Part 1 converting the battery from acid to alum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Supe1a3LW2U

Part 2 testing the battery again more extensively almost 6 months later http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YeRe1fwNYc&feature=youtu.be

Started a drain over time test you can view the first 16 days results here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBx4U74suwI

3 months drain with no charge started truck 4 times including the last starting the truck in 10 degree F
http://youtu.be/2SP6jkJMqco

Simple Instructions

1 cup or 8 oz of food grade alum “aluminum sulfate” in a 1 gallon jug then fill the jug with water “it is best to use distilled water”
Same for the baking soda 1 cup per gallon. The baking soda mix is used after draining the acid to neutralize any left over acid. You can then after rinsing with that rinse with plain water to get out the baking soda mix. Then you will put in the alum mix filling to just above the plates and then charge.

 

 

Hillman Power Pro 4 1/2″ exterior wood screws countersunk into treated 4×4’s with no splitting

In this video I am using these Hillman Power Pro screws to build a log splitting tire stand. You can see it in action here https://youtu.be/9bBUrdp9EXg and I ordered the screws here https://amzn.to/2wqA9HH . The reason I made this separate video was because of just how impressed I was with these screws. They drive super easy with no need to pre-drill and don’t seem to split out the wood.  As of  8-25-2018 I have used up about a half box of these and have yet had one break or split out the wood while driving.

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Springer Spaniel dog showing off her fancy footwork

My sister and her Springer Spaniel has been staying with me the past few months because her husband is on Deployment. Recently I figured out that she really loves chasing bugs, which also includes light reflections that move. This is a great way to wear her out so she is not bugging me constantly :). She is shaved because she has allergies and is also partially bald on her back because of a skin condition.

Cocker Spaniel Puppy chasing Outward Hound Invincibles Snake Stuffingless Plush Dog Toy

Cocker Spaniel Puppy chasing Outward Hound Invincibles Snake around her “dad”. I started recording this video about 20 minutes after she started. At first she was chasing it around a lot faster and catching it but she had really gotten tired by the time I started the video. These toys are super well made and with several dogs playing with them most of the squeakers work still after 6 years of play. You can get these toys here https://amzn.to/2KBOJC0

 

 

2012 flood damage to bridges & roads Cotton, Minnesota

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TireJect tire sealant 1 month test on rotted 50 psi cart tires that would not hold air

Checking on the cart tires a month after getting them to seal using TireJect. I put 45 psi in these tires a month ago and they don’t appear to have lost any air pressure. Before I put the Tireject in they would not even hold air for a day. All the other tires from the 8 month test video are still holding air without having to add any pressure. You can check out that video here https://youtu.be/aKfUpNPZQQI

I did receive some Tireject for free to test. But i have also paid for as much if not more because I have been so happy with the product. You can order your own here https://amzn.to/2ogSvYe

Some of the features found on there website

1. Made in the USA and carries a money back gaurantee.
2. Water soluble for easy clean up and is shelf stable for 5+ years.
3. No harsh chemicals is Non-Hazardous, Non-corrosive and Non-Toxic.
4. Low viscosity will not cause vibration and coats the whole inside of the tire.
5. Fixes bead leaks, slow leaks, punctures up to 3/8″ for up to 24 months on both tread and sidewall seals most tire dry rot.
6. Compatible with all off-road tubeless tires including construction and heavy equipment tires.
7. fixes bead leaks and helps seal the bead to the rim

IDPA match shooting my Glock 17 at the Hibbing Minnesota range 2012 Stage 3

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