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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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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:01:18 AM

yes....always...........
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:55:15 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:22:35 AM

for sure....static electricity is dangerous at the gas pumps......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:33:23 AM

yes........always.................
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kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:02:41 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:44:55 AM

Always at the gas pumps.............
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 2:05:52 PM

usually as soon as I get out I get a static shock soon as I touch the door handle and stand on the ground
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sandrcarr
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:07:09 PM

No, but it is something that worries me, especially when our kids are in the car.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:49:25 PM

Yes, I do. I accomplish this by falling on the ground when I see the prices on the pump.
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:21:05 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:18:31 AM

Yes always....static electricity at the gas pumps can be dangerous.......
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:46:26 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:21:54 AM

Always......
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:22:07 AM

no
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no
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No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:53:03 AM

Yes...always....static electricity at the gas pumps can be very dangerous......
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Awing1
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 1:20:15 PM

No.
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Yes
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no
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contiki
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Always..........
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contiki
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yes......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:23:30 AM

yes always.............
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:55:27 PM

as stated by MeTaBall
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 9:15:37 AM

As soon as my foot touches the ground!

[Edited by: MeTaBall at 4/13/2014 9:15:52 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:37:26 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:16:08 AM

Always..............
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contiki
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Yes...for sure......
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no
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:55:53 AM

I frequently check to make sure I don't have any static on me before I grab the pump or the hose.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:55:06 AM

sometimes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:02:15 AM

Always....static electricity is very dangerous at the gas pumps...
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:46:44 AM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 6:46:11 AM

Yes....always..........
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:56:40 AM

NO NO NO
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:44:36 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 5:33:05 AM

Yes and if you don't you're just plain stupid.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 4:50:47 AM

No, and if you do you are just plain goofy.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 12:11:39 AM

Nope
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N
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:59:40 AM

yes
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contiki
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Yes..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:36:48 AM

yes.....always...........
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 10:57:01 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:33:55 AM

Yes..always...static electricity at the gas pumps can be very dangerous...
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:32:57 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:28:22 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:12:19 AM

Always.....static electricity can and is very dangerous.............
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no
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