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Title: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 20:06:23
All week my wife had been complaining about getting electric shocks when turning off the outside tap so I've been doing it for her. I thought it was odd that it was happening to her and not me but tonight I got a shock.

Any ideas why this might be happening? Anyone else experienced anything similar?


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 20:18:48
Probably just static electricity build up. Happens more in humid weather.


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 20:25:22
I get static shocks when opening the freezer doors in the local supermarket.  Makes me look very odd now as I prepare for the shock even if I don't get one.


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: Qunk on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 20:36:56
I get static shocks when opening the freezer doors in the local supermarket.  Makes me look very odd now as I prepare for the shock even if I don't get one.

I get them from the car door. I give it a quick tap with my knuckles just to get rid of the static. Perhaps itíll work with an outside tap


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 20:43:16
But isn't static build up generally when you first touch something? It happened to me during the actual tap rotation.


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: Simon Pieman on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 21:04:41
I get them from the car door. I give it a quick tap with my knuckles just to get rid of the static. Perhaps itíll work with an outside tap

Me too, usually depends on the shoes I wear. Tap a key on the inside of door panel before you get out and save your knuckles 🙂


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: 4D on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 22:35:39
Check your pipeworks are earthed.


Title: Re: Outside tap electric shocks
Post by: flammableBen on Thursday, July 22, 2021, 23:52:43
Check your mrs's pipework is earthed?