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Old 05-04-2006, 06:43 PM   #15
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Spray undercoating might work good as a sealer
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:22 AM   #16
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I'm running 4 T105's. I built my box out of plyboard, the put in wood spacers to seperate the batteries. I then build a sliding lid. Then cut off the exhaust cap from the old batt box and used it on the new sliding lid. I mounted all this in the front of my 5th wheel near the inverter.
When I was installing it, I was a little worried about weight, but Oh well.....
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I'm now faced with replacing my battery, and am considering the 2 Trojans. I guess my question is how important is it to have the battery box sealed so the gases exit only through the vent? The battery boxes I've found are not sealed, and to vent them properly seems almost impossible. Any ideas? Thanks
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How about using a plastic storage box like the ones in most of the Kmart, chinamart stores? They are in various sizes, one of which may be close to your requirements. They don't need to be of heavy material, you' aren't going to attempt to carry two T 105's at a time anyway are you? Use a length of 2" flexible vent hose and goop it to the plastic box lid. Use the acid absorbing/neutralizing mats in the bottom. I discovered the hard way battery fumes must be vented to the outside. I have a genset with a battery start, in storage, the battery went bad and began gassing. All metal in close proximity was corroded.
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Thanks for the info Ray. I'm just wondering how important it is to have the battery box sealed, as the aftermarket ones don't seem to be. What is a good source for the mats you mention? Thanks. Frank
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I bought my battery boxes (2) for T-105s (4) from West Marine. They're corrosion-resistant plastic. I cut a hole in the lid of each to fit a ribbed vent tube that I teed into the original battery box vent. I don't recall the exact price of the boxes, not cheap but not outrageous either. I also installed a main battery cut-off switch at the same time. Don't scrimp on cable size or cheap-o connectors - it'll be a lot of amps to short if your wire is too small or your connectors fall apart.
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Thanks for the info. Are you talking about the grey ones w/blue top? Do they seal? Thanks
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This is an excellent reference source as well as for battery mats. My factory battery boxes are not sealed, nor even top and bottom fastened together,The top has a flexable hose vented outside. We just need the gass' and fumes vented outside, or they will corrode any metal parts, and stain wood.
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