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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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gas_phil
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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 20, 2014 11:58:54 AM

No.
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yes
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 4:25:24 AM

No.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 12:05:47 AM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 4:07:23 PM

Always touch something before pumping gas.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:51:14 PM

n
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 10:31:04 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:33:44 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:15:45 AM

Yup
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contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 7:31:06 AM

Always......
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contiki
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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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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 4:39:21 PM

Why
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 3:32:43 PM

no
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 3:17:16 PM

No, just touch something metal before pumping.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 6:45:31 AM

No
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 6:37:46 AM

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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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:06:03 AM

Always........
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:35:46 AM

sometimes...
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Always...........
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No
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 9:15:26 AM

probably should
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no
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Nope
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 8:55:23 AM

yes, I stand next to my vehicle
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 8:39:49 AM

no never!, but it would be a good idea when it is cold and dry out.
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N
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Always..........
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I have no clue.
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No.
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yes...........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 6:55:39 AM

Always.............static electricity can be dangerous.............
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rrtruck
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 12:29:33 AM

No and I let the pump self-hold. And no, I don't stand there and rub my hands on my clothes while I wait. Silly, silly, silly.
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2014 12:23:37 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 5:44:51 PM

I never ground myself when topping off my truck. I normally just float above the ground so there's no need to be grounded. It's true. Really.

I figure if you believe you need to be grounded when topping off your vehicle, you'll believe my ability to float too! Gosh!

;) Later
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 5:14:10 PM

yes
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