I had bought a gallon of distilled water at Walmart the other day and topped up the batteries. I check them once a month, and they were due for some water and a clean up.
In fact, someone had told me that they simply use boiling water to clean their batteries. So I thought I would try that instead of the messy baking soda solution that dissolves the corrosive powder that tends to accumulate over time around the connections.
Simply put, it worked fine. A bit of a scrub with an old toothbrush around the terminals, but now they're nice and clean and the water level is topped up. They're going on five years old now and seem to be working just fine.
I then put on some Anti Corrosion Gel to help slow down future corrosion.
Then, we both tried out our new washing machine!
All it takes is 30 seconds to one minute of agitation.
It works great! It's actually amazing. It even sounds like a washing machine!You can literally hear the soapy water being pulled through the clothing. We need a slightly bigger bucket, but we'll pick one up along the way somewhere. You only need one to two teaspoonfuls of detergent in each load, but it does work best doing only a few items at a time.
I did it with four old dirty rags that I use for mechanical work and it cleaned them right up. I was impressed!
Very sturdy, and made in the USA!
You can buy one here...
Sam, the dog here. "Can somebody come out and play with me?"
Little bits of art decorate the trail that Roy and Melonie built around their property.
Great desert views.
And lots of prickly plants.
But, it's time to move on. Next stop, Las Vegas, Nevada!