Neutralize Battery Acid


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Old 12-05-11, 01:10 PM
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Neutralize Battery Acid

I have a couple cups of battery acid left over after buying a battery for my lawnmower.

What's the best way to neutralize this stuff so I can pour it down the toilet?

Seems to me I used baking soda years ago but that made quite a bubbly mess.
 
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Old 12-05-11, 01:35 PM
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I pour it on weeds in my gravel yard...must be limestone cause it sure does bubble!

A big box of baking soda would probably work...but why not check at a battery or repair shop?
 
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Why not just store it safely, in case you need some more later.
 
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Old 12-23-11, 04:03 AM
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I agree with both Vic and Edward I wouldn't pour it down the commode
 
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Old 12-23-11, 04:32 AM
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It's sulphuric acid, and it will bubble when it touches something organic, or steel for that matter. Pouring it down the toilet would be a no no. Even if it cost you a couple of bucks, take it to Wal Mart or some other auto parts place and let them recycle it.
 
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Old 12-23-11, 07:15 AM
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Why not just store it safely, in case you need some more later.
I don't know why but they say to never use it to top off a battery, only add water so I'm not sure what you could use it for.

After reading this:


Concentrated sulfuric acid is frequently the major ingredient in acidic drain cleaners which are used to remove grease, hair, tissue paper, etc.
So, each time I flushed the can I'd squirt a tablespoon or so in till it was gone.
 
 

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