a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

What If . . .? Did you Know Seemingly Harmless Batteries . . .

Could Be the Culprit in a House Fire?

I didn't !

Until I received two e-mails this past week --- both warning us of the danger of storing batteries, even used batteries, haphazardly.  

Have you ever stored out-of-package batteries in a junk drawer or sack?  

I have!

We shouldn't!

The following is the e-mail I received with the sender's comments, followed by the link telling how battery fires start and how to prevent them. 
This applies to all batteries you dispose of; and you always need to be aware of loose ones coming into contact with anything conductive. I always wrap the terminals of any “dead” batteries before disposing of them.35 years in various generating stations and locomotive design/maintenance gave me a very healthy respect for fires.

I watched!
Hopefully you did also!!!