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    Post  tattooed Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:12 pm

    boring day at work so had time to talk to one of the service engineers who asked me to take 96 yes 96 12v/7amp gell batteries round the scrap yard just came out of some medical trailers we take care of for the nhs and they ask for them to be changed every 12months even though they are never used what a waste of money but at least 12 of them made it to my shed oh and forgot to say they are out of the ups


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:16 pm

    That's a terrible waste, Andy...but at least you found a decent storage place for a few of them. Good man, yourself...I'm proud of you!
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:39 am

    These are the batteries in question..brilliant for having on the bench for testing motors, wiring, circuit boards, etc. And ideal for those lucky enough to have a big boat...

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    Post  profesorul Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:22 am

    You have NO IDEEA what SAD I AM becouse we are living so far one each other!.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:25 am

    Five of them have just found their way to me...
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    Post  profesorul Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:40 am

    Becouse thay had GPS setings on Your Adress!!!.

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    Post  tattooed Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:40 pm

    what are friends for Rich
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:06 pm

    You're a true friend, Andy...thanks ever so much for the bits, much appreciated.
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    Post  david f Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:30 am

    Andy if you have the need of some (short term, probably!) friends.

    How about taking a stack of them to the next meeting at Norwich and handing them out to all and sundry.

    Or even better ask for a fiver donation to a charity (RNLI?).

    And actually  I can see the need for changing batteries regularly for a hospital UPS supply. I wouldn't like to be one of those "bleep bleep" machines when the power goes off!

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:35 am

    David...well, anybody really...you are more than welcome to a battery FOC, all I ask is that you pay the postage cost.
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    Post  david f Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:26 am

    Thanks Richard. I've still got a good stock of lead acid batteries.

    (They seem to last many years and I use them less frequently now because of Lipos)

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:57 am

    I tend to use them more and more for holding sticking things down whilst the glue goes off...mind you, these things are pretty heavy, they'd probably flatten anything under them!
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:01 pm

    NEWSFLASH:

    My carer just has made my bed and changed the bedsheets...in the process of doing so, she managed to stub her toe on my stock of these batteries.

    Batteries...1. Carer's toe...0

    She was not best pleased...I'm in trouble now.
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    Post  thegrimreaper Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:35 pm

    I am also lucky in the battery dept. as well we have a fire alarm system with 2 panels each panel containes 2 X 6 volt batterys have a guess who gets to keep them every 6 months ? yes me me me me

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:43 pm

    Very useful, Mark...can't beat a good freebie.

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