RAY, I’VE heard this one plenty of times. In fact, my own brother, a BMW factory-trained tech, enlightened me about this many moons ago. Like your brother, he’s positive that this really is a thing. Then again, also like your brother, he’s very fond of beer. (He’s also a wild man… Wildman, geddit? Never mind.)
Anyhoo, while he’s 100 per cent positive that leaving a battery on a concrete floor is signing
its death warrant, he can’t tell me why. He reckons even sitting the battery on a lump of timber a few millimetres thick is enough to prevent the concrete floor from doing its evil work. Thing is, he now has me so spooked about it, that I never leave batteries sitting around on concrete. Which is another way of saying I have no idea whether the theory is right or not. If I was pushed for an opinion, though, I’d say it was a load of bollocks. But I’ve been wrong before. Just ask Mrs M.
So I’ll throw it open to you lot: Anybody else ever heard of this? And, if you have, has anybody tested the theory? Finally, if it turns out to be kosher, what weird, hippy brand of science is at work? Come on, somebody out there is going to know the answer to this one. Share. Letters and post-cards to the usual address, please.
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