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pathygen95

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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 5:52:39 PM

To discharge static electricity. And do you use the Gas pump nozzle holding device? I personally don't use the holding device even when filling to a full tank. When dispensing fuel I apply continual force to the nozzle lever for the time it takes to dispense the gasoline, which can be several minutes. By pumping this way this eliminates the risk of creating a static charge from rubbing your hands on your clothes.
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46chief
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:41:45 PM

Yes, if I remember.
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rando991
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:37:18 AM

this might be a problem in dry cold climates, but static discharge from a cell phone is no danger.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2014 5:31:39 AM

By opening the fuel door, or touching the vehicle you've bonded yourself and neutralized the static potential between you and the vehicle, then grabbing the nozzle (with bare hands) does the same to the dispenser, at this point static potential is pretty low. The way to make it even less is to hold the nozzle and touch the vehicle before inserting the nozzle into the filler neck.
This is more important in drier climates... much less static potential when the humidity is higher around you.

Those who think that static discharge is not a problem is a higher risk at being the next gas pump fire statistic.
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nope
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 7:56:16 AM

Always............
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2014 7:59:47 PM

I almost always ground myself
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Yes
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Always..........
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naw
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No I do not.
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Nope.
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Unless I levitate.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 7:36:48 AM

I always do.......static electricity is dangerous at the gas pumps...
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Yes...always..........
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Yes, I do.
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Message Posted: Sep 3, 2014 6:36:10 AM

when I remember to
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Why do you ask?
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Message Posted: Aug 29, 2014 4:51:57 PM

I do when filling the plastic gas can for the mower after it's been in the plastic bedliner..
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