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jonesthenuke

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About jonesthenuke

  • Birthday 01/19/1959

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kent
  • Interests
    Gardner 3LW

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  • Occupation
    Engineer
  • Boat Name
    Ivor
  • Boat Location
    Kinver

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  1. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    They seem to be treating this as if its a 12V system. In your case if a cell fails to a short you will get one battery with a higher than normal voltage and the other will go low, which is what I understand you had. Presumably you now have no problems following removal of the defective battery, so you have evidence that the charger is OK?
  2. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    Originally? Post 10 I think........
  3. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    Yes I missed the point there initially. It seems to be a slow start to the new year as far as my brain is concerned! Though you seems to have been equally slow noting that I have changed my post before you commented I followed your advice "Admit your mistakes before someone else exaggerates them". Mark Twain 🤔
  4. jonesthenuke

    Early domestic electricity.

    Do you have any photos of the house/street in the early 1900s? It may show overhead power cables?
  5. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    I would investigate why you have a reading of 15.6 volts. Its too high....... Retract this, you have 24V system with two batteries in series, so yes its the low battery which is of concern, not the charger Have you got a defective charger????
  6. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    If it is a sulphide layer then a thin layer of black will show up as a silver coating, it will be very thin as the exposure will not have been long.
  7. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    IMHO it will be fine. Clean off the surface with a mild abrasive. You may find Brasso will suffice as I doubt the sulphide film will have significant depth.
  8. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    Yes it is nasty like that. My guess is that there was quite a lot in the boat to give that colour change on the copper...!
  9. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    generally black/silvery grey, for example see the following https://www.lifepersona.com/copper-sulfide-properties-risks-and-uses
  10. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    And make sure you ventilate the boat
  11. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    I would disconnect all the batteries so that are separate and measure the voltage on each one, looking for abnormally low readings. Are they sealed batteries? If not look for abnormally low water levels in the cells. Then reconnect the good batteries and check the charging voltage to make sure you do not have a duff charger (voltage too high).
  12. jonesthenuke

    Copper piping turned silver

    If your smell is of rotten eggs, then it sounds like you are gassing off hydrogen sulphide from a battery which is then reacting with the copper to give copper sulphide. Note the hydrogen sulphide is significantly toxic and will accumulate at low levels due to density. I suggest you ventilate well and consult information on this gas, e.g. the wikipedia entry. Be careful!
  13. jonesthenuke

    Chop saws for DIY uses

    I have the £149 version of the Rage sliding Saw. Given my use is DIY rather than professional I reckon its a good balance between cost and quality. I have had it for about 8 years now. I guess the question is what does the OP want to use the saw for?
  14. jonesthenuke

    New year cruise. Any problems?

    Especially the fish and chip shop!
  15. jonesthenuke

    Early domestic electricity.

    It may help to know who lived in the house. My grandparents had electricity installed in their house in the early 1930s, much earlier than the rest of the local villages, as my grandfather worked at the local coal mine and the mine supplied the power. Perhaps there was a similar issue on your case?
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