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I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: January 17, 2009 09:34PM
Apparently there's no humidity in the air & every move I make generates static electricity. The cats don't understand why I wont pet them. The aluminum Apple keyboard is always good for a zap when I sit down at the computer but at least it's a balmy 42º this evening in Birmingham.



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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 17, 2009 09:37PM
Light switches that have a metal rim, like in my daughter's room, are a real thrill, too.





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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 17, 2009 09:42PM
My dog walks across the carpet and licks me and I get a shock

I suspect she may be doing it on purpose



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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: LyleH
Date: January 17, 2009 10:07PM
They do make anti-static pads that you could put under your keyboard. I have one that simply has a grounding wire that attaches to a screw that holds on an electrical outlet plastic cover. The screw is screwed into the grounded electrical box. I have one, and it worked quite well the last time I used it.

LyleH



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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: January 17, 2009 10:24PM
I set off the alarm in the Alltel Cellular store the other day when I reached
for a phone. There was a loud snap and the alarm went off. One of the guys in the store
said he heard the arc snap across the room.



Grateful11
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: M>B>
Date: January 17, 2009 11:07PM


This is interesting...

[www.sciencemadesimple.com]

More interesting I just discovered this. When inserting the above image, I clicked on "Insert Image URL" icon up there^^^ and just dragged the image from another window into that space (deleting the http stuff) and it appeared above.

Am I the first or last to know this?

Previously I have been C/V the URL or finding it in the page source of stuff. If this is universal, I think we will be seeing more images here!
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 17, 2009 11:29PM
Am I the first or last to know this?

Cool trick !

I thought it was nice just to have the the tags added using the image post box but that's even easier.



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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 17, 2009 11:46PM
The picture trick didn't work for me.



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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: Mr. Ed
Date: January 18, 2009 03:09AM
That's why we have 3 humidifiers in our home. (1) Large one on the first floor - covers the living room, kitchen, etc. (2) Small one in my office. (3) Medium size on our second floor - for bedrooms.

This set up makes a huge difference! Not only no sparks - we can keep the thermostat lower because it feels warmer.
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: January 18, 2009 03:19AM
I have a big pot (actually it's an old chamber pot I got at an antique place for $8) of water on the wood stove and it evaporates at least a gallon a day. No snap here and no bloody noses due to the dryness.



- Jack D.




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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: olnacl
Date: January 18, 2009 03:58AM
Back when I lived in cold country, I always carried my keys in my hand when I walked from room to room. When the spark jumped to the key, I didn't get the jolt. Might not be practical for everyone though. Also (and this was in the day when all door handles were metal) I grabbed the inside door handle before sliding across the seat exiting the car. Stymied the shock. Don't have the problem much here in FL.



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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 18, 2009 05:52AM
When it gets bad I turn the shower nozzle in the downstairs bath to fine turn on the hot water, open the door and within 5 minutes all four floors are static free.



"Who's more foolish - the fool or the fool that follows him?" - Obi Wan Kenobi
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: what4
Date: January 18, 2009 07:31AM
If you are charged with static electricity, hold a metal object in your hand like a key and touch something that is grounded. That lets the spark discharge from the key, instead of from your finger.

That reduces the shock.
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: Tofer
Date: January 18, 2009 07:40AM
I've learned to touch a lot of things with my knuckles, instead of my fingers. I still get the spark, but it doesn't sting nearly as much.

-Tofer
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: CJsNvrUrly
Date: January 18, 2009 10:51AM
I think I am particularly susceptible to getting shocked, if there is such a thing. I have gotten shocks from water from a faucet and hand cream from a plastic pump bottle.
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: blooz
Date: January 18, 2009 12:10PM
Every time i reach to pet him, Malibu's ears go back.

"Don't touch the ears!"



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: I'm so tired of getting shocked!
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: January 18, 2009 01:56PM
Quote
CJsNvrUrly
I think I am particularly susceptible to getting shocked, if there is such a thing. I have gotten shocks from water from a faucet and hand cream from a plastic pump bottle.
At last I'm not alone!!!
*throws arms around CJsNvrUrly... and gets shocked*

Welcome to Human Bell Jars Anonymous. We have coffee and copper grounding straps in the meeting room.
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Grounding straps on the cats?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 18, 2009 04:46PM
And maybe attach one to your ankle?






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