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Old 08-20-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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Need Help Finding Battery Water Filler

Been looking for a Battery Water Filler, looks like a turkey baster. Been to auto parts stores, Walmart, Camping World, etc. etc. All I can find is the "Automatic Water Filler" that Camping World sells and I have used with marginal success. Has anyone out there have any idea where I can get one?
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:03 PM   #2
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Just a thought .... use a (glass) turkey baster ....

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Old 08-20-2017, 05:12 PM   #3
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I also could not find one at any local stores and ended up buying this one on Amazon.
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:47 PM   #4
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I use one of these, saved from when I had a MH with 8 batteries:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...matic+shut+off
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Old 08-20-2017, 05:47 PM   #5
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I use a measuring cup and dedicated funnel. Keeping it simple works for me.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:28 PM   #6
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I have never used anything but a funnel.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:37 PM   #7
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I use a basic plastic turkey-baster type thing with a rubber bulb. Works fine. There's no mystery here.
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I have used a plastic house plant watering can with a long curving spout.
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https://www.amazon.com/OXO-BPA-free-...+turkey+Baxter

This is what I use.
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:23 PM   #10
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Found mine at Pep Boys.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:06 PM   #12
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I use a small irrigation syringe(syringe sans needle) I got at a tractor/ranch supply store. I usually have to add very little water that a full syringe is enough for the whole battery.
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Pep Boys. NAPA. O'Reilly's. Harbor Freight. Autozone. Amazon.

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Old 08-21-2017, 12:34 AM   #14
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I also could not find one at any local stores and ended up buying this one on Amazon.
Yep. Also sold at O'Reilly Auto Parts stores.
The only down side is it's hard to use with a gallon of distilled water. But it can be done.
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I just use the battery acid tester itself.
One fill is good for about 1-1/2 cells.
Distilled water from the local Sobeys, $0.99 for four litres.
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I use a picnic type mustard/catsup squinter container....$ 1.00 at the dollar store. I keep it in the aft storage compartment held in place by a 2" pipe strap.

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Old 08-21-2017, 03:28 PM   #17
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The one that Protagonist showed is the best way to go. I have used one for 30 years for cars, boats, and trailers. The tip is spring loaded and will only allow water to flow when it is pushed into the cell on the battery. When the gurgling noise stops the cell is full to the proper level. It holds about a quart of distilled water and is easily refilled. I don't think there could possibly be any easier way to do it.
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The one that Protagonist showed is the best way to go. I have used one for 30 years for cars, boats, and trailers. The tip is spring loaded and will only allow water to flow when it is pushed into the cell on the battery. When the gurgling noise stops the cell is full to the proper level. It holds about a quart of distilled water and is easily refilled. I don't think there could possibly be any easier way to do it.
True!
but takes up more room.
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Old 08-21-2017, 11:09 PM   #19
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Thanks , all good suggestions. Decided to buy from Amazon, couldn't find in local stores. Thread about battery maintenance got me thinking about time to top off batteries with distilled water.
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I had a medical intravenous drip set up for a cat. Cat was comfortable to the end. I have the tube and pinch valve. A gallon jug of distilled water above the bank. The tube into the water, draw a siphon, and fill each of 18 cells as needed. I can easily see what is going on in each cell, therefore No mess, little fuss. The gallon jug needs a storage space, but the pinch valve and tube can go most anywhere. There I have published my secret to a dry battery box.
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