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Old 07-27-2016, 07:23 AM   #1
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New batteries

Yesterday I picked up 6 new Trojan T-105 batteries for the coach. The guy that helped me said to use distilledsalt water in the cells. I know about distilled water being preferred, but adding salt water was new to me. Has anyone out there heard of this?

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Old 07-27-2016, 07:38 AM   #2
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Who suggested adding salt water? My understanding is only distilled water.

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Old 07-27-2016, 08:44 AM   #3
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Same here, never heard that
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I think the guy was having some fun with you. Distilling salt water takes the salt out, leaving you with distilled water. The Navy distills water on its ships.
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What ChasA says! Once it is distilled, it is no longer 'salt water'. That's the whole idea of it, eliminating all the mineral salts from the water.

I see two possibilities:
1. The guy is an idiot
2. He was yanking your chain.
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I've heard of (never tried) adding mineral oil, but never salt water.
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There is no such thing as "distilled salt water." The whole point of making distilled water is to produce water that has NOTHING in it. No minerals, no salts, no impurities.

"Distilled Salt Water" is an oxymoron. It can't be...
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Distilled salt water is distilled water. We distilled sea water all the time while at sea. However, going to the expense of building a salt water distilling plant or trying to find a source to purchase said water is simply ridiculous. Just buy distilled water.

Sea water, if not distilled, in a battery is a bad thing....Chlorine gas is lethal.

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