Charging car battery on laminate work top.

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This was a few years ago and I'll never do it again.

It's also my New Years resolution to replace it :)
 
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Yes, left it charging overnight and got *******ed off my missus in the morning :(
 
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That battery must have been dying or overfilled to be venting acid.
 
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Reminds me of when I got a new car battery delivered. When the courier handed it over to me, the bottom of the box was soaking wet. I assumed he had put it down on the ground outside as it was raining... I instantly regretted grabbing the box! Turns out the battery had been dropped and I had grabbed a handful of acid. It stings :eek:. It also nicely bleached the stone floor outside the door and the carpet inside where it had dripped.
 
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If you replace the worktop it will be a good opportunity to re-do that grouting as well.

Don't you even think about going down the pub or staying out late with your friends until it's done.

*nag nag nag*
 
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Why not just get some more battery acid and paint the whole worktop with it, then your missus will think you have fitted a nice new white worktop while she was out. Think positively :sneaky:
 
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They certainly can explode. I had a minivan years ago, the battery is behind the drivers seat, with a cardboard cover:unsure: I had a bike silencer in the back. Somehow the cover dislodged and the silencer rolled and dropped onto the terminals:eek:
 

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