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Hyperlite 11-16-2007 03:06 PM

Zapped while changing water :\
 
So I was doing a water change today on my tank. I had added the new water and was putting in some stress coat as I do with every water change. As i was about to pour in some from the cap a little bit touched my finger and two big (for static shock size) bolts shocked my hand. Yeah it hurt a little more than the regular static shock but nothing horrible. Has this ever happened to anyone? How do I avoid it! I was thinking maybe the carpet created static as i moved on it and it traveled through my body and for some reason zapped me when i touched the stress coat. Who knows...

JouteiMike 11-16-2007 04:48 PM

Never had that experience, but I am interested to see what other people say. :squint:

coley 11-16-2007 04:59 PM

It's not unusual to have static build up in a plastic bottle....even without the carpet. I'm in packaging and we get shocks from the bottles all the time.


One time we were packaging Jhirmack shampoo and a customer at the store took the cap off to smell the product. She got zapped with a shock right on the nose. Jhirmack pulled all their shampoo off the shelves and we had to install an anti-static machine on the production line.

verbosity 11-17-2007 06:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coley
It's not unusual to have static build up in a plastic bottle....even without the carpet. I'm in packaging and we get shocks from the bottles all the time.


One time we were packaging Jhirmack shampoo and a customer at the store took the cap off to smell the product. She got zapped with a shock right on the nose. Jhirmack pulled all their shampoo off the shelves and we had to install an anti-static machine on the production line.

Hahahahha!! That's great!

Hyperlite 11-18-2007 01:56 PM

Thanks for the insight coley. It hurt and I now I'm paranoid about water changes haha.


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