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Old 05-19-2011, 09:35 PM   #29
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Fact: There is a right way and a wrong way to hook up the cables

Fact: perhaps 1% of those hooking up cables do it the right way

Question: What do the other 99 do wrong?

Answer tomorrow.
The majority of people connect the negative terminal of the jumper to the negative terminal of the dead battery instead of to a ground remote from the battery. When the battery cable touches the battery terminal a spark is created, caused by a combination of a difference in voltage potential and charge between the two batteries, which has the potential of igniting hydrogen gas generated by the dead battery which was created by the prolonged current draw when continually trying to start the car.


Actually the cables should be connected to the dead battery first with the final connections made at the assisting vehicle.


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I find it real interesting that the OP seems to be degrading of someone who supposedly did not know how to do what he needed, whether they did or not, when I have not seen any affirmation here that the OP knew how to do what he was asking of those "rednecks". If he did, he missed a chance to teach these "rednecks" something to enlighten them further. Knowledge is good only when it is used and/or passed-on.

Regardless of who knew what in this instance, as Jeff Foxworthy says, there are rednecks EVERYWHERE. The same could probably be said for "jerks".
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Hey, you guys got it.. Though it is OK to hook one end of the "Ground" cable to the battery (usually the good battery) the last connection made and the first broken have to go to something away from the battery.. The reason is there is a very good chance of causing that jumped battery to gas, The Gas productd is 2 parts hydrogen to one oxygen which is the exact ratio you need to make a very loud noise when the connection is broken and a spark happens.

And when that happens.. I, for one, do not want to be there.
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All you have to do is hook up wrong and have a battery explode to say you don't know how to do it.With the attitude of HEY REDNECK COME HERE AND JUMPSTART MY TOAD THAT I WAS TOO DUMM TO NOT LET THE BATTERY DIE.
I guess it is an attitude problem.
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Hey, you guys got it.. Though it is OK to hook one end of the "Ground" cable to the battery (usually the good battery) the last connection made and the first broken have to go to something away from the battery.. The reason is there is a very good chance of causing that jumped battery to gas, The Gas productd is 2 parts hydrogen to one oxygen which is the exact ratio you need to make a very loud noise when the connection is broken and a spark happens.

And when that happens.. I, for one, do not want to be there.
John,
The only gas I know that is 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen is dihydrogen oxide or H20(water).
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And it could all simply be how these "rednecks" where approached in the first place that made them lose their memory.
Right on.
I was born in and live in the South. I guess most people would call me a redneck. Once when I was fishing in my 16' boat a big 30' boat full of "northern" people came racing towards me and almost capsized my boat. The captain then shouted at me "hey you, where can I get some gas we are almost out" I pointed down to a canal and said about 3 miles that way. Didn't tell him the station was closed for vacation...... A redneck will help anyone who treats them nice and fair. It's when you demand their attention with little respect that they won't help. I guess everyone is like that...
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #35
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cant even believe it ! i pull in to waldens campground toads dead i ask somr guys in there with big dodge ram trucks for a jump they tell me they dont know how to hook up ! im laughing inside now ! total rednecks ! told them to for get it ! got some kids to jump me ! we left there anyways raining out ! most unfriendliest campers ive ever met ! first time for every thing !
Well, you seem to be unaware of punctuation making your post almost unreadable.

Just being picky. Maybe I am retaining wine.
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I was brought up in Philadelphia, in the 50's redneck was as derogatory a term as cracker, honkie , white trash and the "N" word for black folks. What has caused people to embrace the description?
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ok maybe we call them the good ole boys ! just sayin i had never met a unfriendly bunch there was 3 of them ! cmon lets get real ! it was rain they were done eating ect ! i guess we could just say they didnt like me !

Obviously they were lawyers.


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'cause those of us who are rednecks don't much care about the opinions of those who use "redneck" as a derogatory term...



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With the attitude of HEY REDNECK COME HERE AND JUMPSTART MY TOAD THAT I WAS TOO DUMM TO NOT LET THE BATTERY DIE, I guess it is an attitude problem.
Yeah, us "big Dodge Ram truck" driving rednecks are sensitive to stuff like that....

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"i guess we could just say they didnt like me ! "

Gosh, wonder why?
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