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Old 11-25-2007, 10:52 PM   #163 (permalink)
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11-07-2006, 11:34 Am

As a matter of fact, we already smoked a set of jumper cables. Didn't ruin them, but they sure got warm when we jury-rigged a string of boat batteries to turn the forklift around on the driveway and get it part-way into the garage.

I too have read about the hazards of loose connections. You've no doubt also seen the current "lead" story on

Here's a question: can you go too thick with cabling, etc? Is too much of a good thing a bad thing in that regard?
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