You will need
  • Rubber gloves, goggles, a jig saw for metal, angle grinder, hammer, pliers, flat screwdriver, a chisel, a powerful soldering iron, gas torch, heat gun, drill.
Starter batteries are filled with electrolyte is an acid, diluted with distilled water up to a certain proportion (density). The electrolyte density should be in the range from 1.25 to 1.29. The electrolyte is very aggressive and may cause burns to skin, corrode textiles, paint the surfaces, and prolonged exposure to the metal. So if you are not sure that the electrolyte with the battery drained, take additional security measures.
The electrolyte
Drain the electrolyte from the battery is better through a drilled hole in the bottom of the battery case. Turn off the vent cells of the battery to tilt the battery from it did not leak. Put the battery on its side and using a drill to drill 3-3. 5 mm predrill hole in the top of the extreme battery banks. In advance, prepare a container for the electrolyte, preferably glass. Flip the battery to the bottom, simultaneously exposing the container under the drilled hole, remove the tube from the jar (if there's no traffic, drill a hole on top of the jar), so the electrolyte will flow out faster. Repeat the process with the other battery banks. If in the future we intend to use the battery, to make a hole in the battery housing it is necessary to solder acid-resistant plastic.
Drilled battery banks
The next thing to do is to wash the insides of cans with distilled water (just water, if the battery is under final analysis) between the plates remains the electrolyte, which may eventually play a cruel joke. Further steps involve analysis of the battery without subsequent recovery. A grinder or a jigsaw for metal around the perimeter of the sawn off battery cap from the battery housing. When pulling sawed off the cover holding the battery housing together with the lid retrieved the battery plates or the cap is freely down from the lead terminals, the battery pack was not originally designed for continuous operation.
Cover cut
But it just easier to not have to knock the cap from the insides of the battery and break the crossmember between the banks of battery. Otherwise, take a chisel and hammer and split the crossmember by inserting the chisel to cut between the cap and the housing. Then with a hammer alternating blows to the output terminals, keeping the lid on weight, bring down it. If necessary, terminals can be heated with a blowtorch or gas burner, in a pinch, cut the cover of the grinder. Now all the contents of the accumulator at your disposal.
Inside the extracted