Static

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by kate_the_horn, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member

    has anyone else been a magnet of staticness lately?!

    my jumper b4 collected about 50% of my dogs and cats hair and also made my hair stand on end!!

    just me!?

    kel x
     
  2. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    We moved into a new office building two months ago, with all new furniture. Since then, everybody is suffering terribly from static electricity when they get up from their chairs and come close to anything metallic (especially the cupboards in between the desks!)
     
  3. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Suffered badly when

    (a) I started work and the building had awful acrylic carpets. Heather McLeod was terrible. She'd rub her pxie boots on the floor, then walk up bhind the worst afflicted people and touch them behind the ear. Net result, a flying Will, with scraping of the ceiling necessary (Mind you, Heather was the Goddess of the office, a truly delightfully looking lady, and it was the only time she ever considered actually touching me, so it still holds some good memories... :biggrin: )

    (b) When I first lived on my own, before I learned how to wash clothes properly...

    and...

    (c) Occasionally in supermarkets. Tesco is the worst.
     
  4. Dawnys_flug

    Dawnys_flug Member

    I've noticed this recently! Whenever i go to touch my hair when wearing my big warm gloves, my hair just attaches to them!
    And my cat keeps giving me an electric shock!!
     
  5. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Martyn's car does this to me sometimes, esp. if I'm wearing my trainers. Makes closing the doors a bit risky.

    I once lived in a student house where we had a water leak in amongst the wiring upstairs, and the water came out of the taps live. Happy days...
    BMB
    xx
     
  6. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I get shocks from my car every now and again...
     
  7. groovy

    groovy Active Member

    Yes my school jumper makes me very electric.
     
  8. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Yeah, so do I.

    £150 for a service, £150 for two new tyres, £135 ish for road tax, £116 for a boot cover £35 for a tankful of petrol.... etc etc etc etc etc :rolleyes:
     
  9. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    My partner and I both seem to be acting like van der graph generators at the moment. We have to touch a radiator before we kiss or touch. And no, we don't have nylon carpets, clothes or sheets!Maybe it's love :)
     
  10. kate_the_horn

    kate_the_horn New Member


    awwwwwwwwwwwww thats soo sweet!!!

    kel xx
     
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  12. drummergurl

    drummergurl Active Member

    me and my next door neighbour were chattin bout this on the way to school this morning...

    we both find that our hair is just complete staticness at the moment (and its highly annoying!!!)

    we think its something in the air...

    probably isnt though
     
  13. yonhee

    yonhee Active Member

    nope not static
     
  14. Vickitorious

    Vickitorious Active Member

    I'm static!!

    My hair was well static the other day! Was sticking everywhere! And my friends were taking the mick well bad :( awww well, I'll survive!
     
  15. michellegarbutt

    michellegarbutt Supporting Member

    I've always been suffered from static. In shopping centres ect. I get a lot of shocks from lifts, escalators ect and at my mums I'm not allowed within 10 foot of her stereo. As soon as I go near it the radio signals go haywire
     
  16. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    you can get a water based anti static treatment for carpets , fabrics and other surfaces , it can in conjunction with other mesures to reduced static shocks.
    these measures are increasing reletive humidity ( having plants in the house ) reducing the amount of electrical equipment ( computers , fax etc. ) and increased hoovering . Also reducing heat in the home can help too.
    hope this helps.
     
  17. Liz Courts

    Liz Courts Active Member

    My hair's been going everywhere recently!! So unfair! :(

    My friend said it was something to do with the cold??! :dunno
     
  18. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    my physics teacher used to slide around fenwicks getting charged then go and electrify the cashiers. i love eelectric shocks. my granda has this machine wgere you hold onto two wires and someone else turns it and it electrocutes you- hours of fun!!
     
  19. Ginge

    Ginge Member

    Have just noticed it! I get a shock everytime i shut my car door!!! :mad:
     
  20. brassica

    brassica New Member

    [with cars too.
     
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  21. brassica

    brassica New Member

    with cars too.
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2005
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