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post #16 of 17 Old 01-01-2012, 11:26 PM
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Thanks y'all. Was out of town with the family this weekend so I look forward to trying these suggestions this week.

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post #17 of 17 Old 01-02-2012, 07:23 AM
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Always triple check polarity when jumping. Additionally before making the final connection, just quickly tap the connection. Small spark ok, big spark could mean trouble.

The suggestion about ground connection to the body (above) does two things. First it reduces your chance of mis-connnection. But also the final spark is away from the battery. Occasionally a dead battery will emit enough gas to be explosive when sparked (it happened to someone I knew, he was lucky not to get seriously burned)
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