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Bob's Orange

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« 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?
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 20:18:48 »

Probably just static electricity build up. Happens more in humid weather.
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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
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« Reply #4 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.
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« Reply #5 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 🙂
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 22:35:39 »

Check your pipeworks are earthed.
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, July 22, 2021, 23:52:43 »

Check your mrs's pipework is earthed?
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