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Disposing of gel batteries


Ian
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Hi all

After installing my DIY LifePO4 battery, I need to get rid of my 8 200Ah Ceil Gel batteries. They probably have 35% of their capacity left.

What's the recommended procedure? Take them to a scrapyard?

Cheers

Ian

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27 minutes ago, Ian said:

Just my luck I'll come back to a pile of batteries and no bakkie😀

Indeed, shoppers are becoming more discerning. There used to be a time when you could dispose of small amounts of building rubble in this manner, though you do have to box it up so it is not too obvious.

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Morning.

Sitting in the same boat.

I was wondering who close by needs batteries for a startup and then give it to him. 

The price I got was R7/kilo for dry batteries IOW no liquid in them. Where do you dump the liquid safely ?

Mine is 68kg wet weight but because they are sealed i don't know dry weight. 

If i get R350 per battery I will be able to buy some beer

 

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48 minutes ago, Chloe said:

The scrapyard and they should be able to dispose of any liquids safely. We got a nice little sum(R) for them.

I'll give them a try. Might start with 4, and keep 4 for emergency backup.

 

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6 hours ago, Krokkedil said:

The price I got was R7/kilo for dry batteries IOW no liquid in them. Where do you dump the liquid safely ?

Mine is 68kg wet weight but because they are sealed i don't know dry weight. 

If i get R350 per battery I will be able to buy some beer

 

I have never had to drain lead acid batteries before recycling them. They simply weigh them as is and you are paid out on this weight..

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