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Old 11-14-2017, 03:34 PM   #1
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along with a crescent wrench or bad things happen. All i can say is God was watching over me today. Its a wonder it didnt catch my cloth seats on fire.


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Old 11-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #3
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Wow!
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #4
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Whoa Sammy! Glad you’re ok. So since your fine, did you burn a hole in your britches?!
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:39 PM   #5
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along with a crescent wrench or bad things happen. All i can say is God was watching over me today. Its a wonder it didnt catch my cloth seats on fire.


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Shoot, I have one of those in the pocket behind my driver seat right now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:39 PM   #6
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The positive and negative posts were obviously touching the crescent wrench or metal on the door. That's sucks.


I have a couple in my truck, but they are away from contacting metal
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:50 PM   #7
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Shoot, I have one of those in the pocket behind my driver seat right now.


Thats where mine was.


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Old 11-14-2017, 03:51 PM   #8
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Whoa Sammy! Glad youíre ok. So since your fine, did you burn a hole in your britches?!


Nope! Luckily it was behind my seat. Now changing drawers might be a different story


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Old 11-14-2017, 03:51 PM   #9
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along with a crescent wrench or bad things happen. All i can say is God was watching over me today. Its a wonder it didnt catch my cloth seats on fire.


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Or fry something that would prevented you getting the door open.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:53 PM   #10
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dang. I have one in the exact same spot in my truck right now.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:56 PM   #11
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Holy Cow, that is crazy stuff. Glad you didnt lose your entire truck.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:00 PM   #12
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My tailgate feeder cord did this to me except it was the seat and console
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:09 PM   #13
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Dang Sammy!
Did that happen while you were driving or did you see the smoke?
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:10 PM   #14
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Dang Sammy!
Did that happen while you were driving or did you see the smoke?
driving, noticed smoke right before I pulled in from lunch.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:11 PM   #15
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Seen that happen before on the back of a van, not good. Glad you're ok.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:26 PM   #16
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Got one in my door pocket i keep forgetting to take out. i think you made me remember now!
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:28 PM   #17
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Good reminder. I had the same thing happen with a feeder battery I had put in a cardboard box full of stuff to take to the lease. Something metal - a hacksaw I think -fell across both terminals of the battery. Fortunately I was still standing close by when it started smoking. Ever since I try to remember to leave the plastic terminal covers in place.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:28 PM   #18
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People always give me grief because I am very careful with batteries . My inlaws camper caught on fire one weekend coming home from a weekend of camping due to a roasting fork that was stored by the camper battery. Burned it to the ground , we were able to get the brand new truck unhooked before it was damaged. My MIL was in front of us and smoke started rolling out of the back. The entire thing was gone in about 5 minutes. I have seen 9V batteries do the same thing when metal contacted both posts and caught a box on fire. At work I have all of our batteries for disposal get the posts taped. I had one guy sitting around for 8 hours one day taping them up . I keep feeder batteries in my door as well but always with something over the posts. I throw too much crap in my doors when I am at the lease ! Glad you are OK !
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:01 PM   #19
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Dang, I thought that was the purpose of the door pockets was to keep batteries. Guess not
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:28 PM   #20
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Crazy chit right there!
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:31 PM   #21
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Bad idea to store feeder batteries anywhere but on a shelf!


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Old 11-14-2017, 11:34 PM   #22
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Holy chit.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:50 AM   #23
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Don't forget, that junk drawer in the kitchen........
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:51 AM   #24
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I ended up with a totalled out 2006 Chevy because of a battery. Grabbed some stuff out of the back seat of the truck, and went running around the ranch for a few hours. When I got back, my windows were blacked out. Opened up the back door, and my back seat had a huge hole in it, and my headliner was melted. Interior REEKED of smoke. Body shop/insurance thought they could fix it. Nearly replaced whole interior, then decided to total it out.

A large ratchet strap was on the floor, along with a feeder battery. The ratchet made contact with the posts on top, caught the battery on fire, then the truck. Guess with the windows up, the fire choked itself out. If I'd of had the windows cracked, the whole truck and probably acres of land would have caught fire...
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:53 AM   #25
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Wow. Thatís a shame. Glad you didnít lose the truck
Thanks for posting. Iíve a ton of batteries lying around

Believe it or not, had a feeder battery in a bag with some loose .40 ammo in the back of my Tahoe.
Turned a corner and one if the shells went off. Took me a while to figure out that I️ wasnít shot and no one had fired at me. I️ checked my pistol twice to be sure it wasnít me.

FYI. Bullet went nowhere, but scared the heck out of me.

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:53 AM   #26
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Glad im not only that has happened to


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Old 11-15-2017, 06:54 AM   #27
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:41 AM   #28
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Yikes! That's something I'm guilty of myself, I WILL pay attention from now on. Never gave it a second thought!
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:07 AM   #29
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I have two in the floor board of my personal truck at home.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:13 AM   #30
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I had 2 feeder 12V batts and a bunch of AA batts in my floorboard for quite a while before dropping them off at Home Depot. Not gonna do that any more!!

Sorry for your experience
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:26 AM   #31
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Yikes.....thanks for sharing a lesson learned.
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:27 AM   #32
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Sorry about your truck. Another word of advise....... don't put 9v batteries in your pocket. Had one shorted on the change and caught my britches on fire.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:07 AM   #33
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That’s crazy
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:25 AM   #34
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I always tape the terminals on my 9 volts before I throw them away.
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