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Old Mar 08, 2004, 09:35 PM
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Dax,

I agree it is overkill, but when I saw the distance the battery threw hot stuff, I decided to err on the side of caution. Bricks cost about 31 cents each, so for under $10 I built the charge station. I needed a smoke detector in the garage anyway, as well as a fire extinguisher too. It does make me feel lots better knowing that in a worst case, the only thing that will escape will be some smoke, and I can live with that. Scott's battery moved about 2' when it vented prior to burning, so containment of some sort appeared to be in order. Not recommending that everyone should use my method, but only presenting it as an alternative others might consider. Thanks for the comments Dax...........

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