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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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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 11:10:54 AM

Yes
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Always................
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 6:54:07 PM

No.
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timewalker
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 6:02:53 PM

Yes, especially in the winter when static builds up so easily.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 5:51:32 PM

I sometimes build up enough static electricity to take out a small town, so yes. How I didn't fry that POS terminal the other day, is still beyond me. I discharge against my vehicle body, and then grab the pump nozzle.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 2:32:24 PM

can't float. just have to stand on the ground.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 4:07:23 PM

Always touch something before pumping gas.
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Always......
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 8:10:40 AM

Always....static electricity is very dangerous at the gas pumps....
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Why
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 3:17:16 PM

No, just touch something metal before pumping.
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Always..............
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 10:44:45 PM

If your gas door is metal then you ground yourself when you open it. I lean on my vehicle with my free hand, just to be sure.
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Always........
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sometimes...
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Always...........
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probably should
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