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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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hjl17
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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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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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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:54:35 AM

Always..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:14:25 AM

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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Always..............
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contiki
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Yes...for sure......
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hjl17
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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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Yes....always..........
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NO NO NO
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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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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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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:50:31 AM

Yes..........
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contiki
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yes.....always...........
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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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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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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:19:59 AM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:14:51 AM

Yes...always.........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 6:39:31 AM

Always..........
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 5:31:17 AM

Yes
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N
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:04:51 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 1:14:31 AM

QUOTE :::::contiki, saying something repeatedly doesn't make it important.
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Yes, whats up with that? Why the endless cut and paste of the same comment?
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fuelwatcher85
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 3:21:41 PM

I tap my car key on a metal exterior of the car before starting to fuel up. This is also a mental note/checklist to ensure the car is off.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 2:47:34 PM

no.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 1:23:03 PM

never
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No
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