Vinyl Tube lost in Flooded Lead Acid Battery Cell...
I use the excellent hydrometer sold by Midnite Solar and other vendors. Unfortunately, its little vinyl tube is only affixed with a pressure fit, and tends to fall off. I've now lost two such tubes (about .25" o.d. x about 4" long) in two different cells of my battery bank, and they're proving impossible to see, let alone retrieve. I've always been fastidious about keeping my battery compartment clean and minimizing contaminants in the cells. So the question is...will these hunks of vinyl damage the cells they've drowned in? Thank you.