Anti static trousers?


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Brian Gaff

I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter what I
do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted when I touch things like the bed
base, the screws in an earthed bit of equipment, and even a filing cabinet.
Is there some magic stuff one can put in the wash to stop this?

Brian
 
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Lee

I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter what I
do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted when I touch things like the bed
base, the screws in an earthed bit of equipment, and even a filing cabinet.
Is there some magic stuff one can put in the wash to stop this?
Never found any. Fabric conditioner works up to a point, depending on
the fabric involved but doesn't seem to stop it completely.

Lee
 
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polygonum

I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter what I
do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted when I touch things like the bed
base, the screws in an earthed bit of equipment, and even a filing cabinet.
Is there some magic stuff one can put in the wash to stop this?

Brian
Have mentioned before (and will probably do so again in future, be
warned!), partner most definitely suffered lots of shocks when she was
hypothyroid. Now treated, much, much better. To the point where it is a
real surprise if she ever gets zapped at all.

Best approach we found was simply to try to ensure decent ventilation so
you do not end up with a very dry indoor atmosphere.
 
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Dave Liquorice

I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter
what I do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted ...
What are they made of and what is your under wear made of? Are you sure
it's only when those particular trousers, nothing else changing from
normal as regards fabric.
 
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Roger Mills

I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter what I
do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted when I touch things like the bed
base, the screws in an earthed bit of equipment, and even a filing cabinet.
Is there some magic stuff one can put in the wash to stop this?

Brian
You could try spraying them with WD40! <g>
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Roger
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Brian Gaff

Yes tried the ventilation and even a few wet sponges on heaters but to no
avail. I cannot see how the thyroid would make much difference. The effect
according to another source is as much to do with shoes as trousers. Yes the
trousers might start it but if one could arrange a better earth path, then
it could never build up.
Maybe I need to walk about with bare feet.
Brian
 
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Brian Gaff

Don't know what they are made of, No changes elsewhere, but its quite thick.
The effect can happen even in the wash though, as these particular pairs
can now only be washed on their own. anything else tends to leave fluff on
the trousers which you can feel.

I think they are a mixture of man made and natural materials.

Brian
 
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Brian Gaff

Ah the new Fragrance. I might even get away with it in some circles.
Incidentally beware contact cleaning spray in headphone sockets from the
70s, I managed to melt one the other day while attempting to clean it.

Brian
 
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harry

I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter what I
do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted when I touch things like the bed
base, the screws in an earthed bit of equipment, and even a filing cabinet.
 Is there some magic stuff one can put in the wash to stop this?

 Brian
Hang a wet towel over a radiator to increase humidity in the room.
 
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ARW

Brian said:
I'm getting fed up with a couple of pairs of my trousers, no matter
what I do, whenever i wear them I get electocuted when I touch things
like the bed base, the screws in an earthed bit of equipment, and
even a filing cabinet. Is there some magic stuff one can put in the
wash to stop this?

Playing too much snooker Brian?
"Graeme Dott receives a number of electric shocks from the table during his
second round match against Shaun Murphy at the World Snooker Championship.

The 2006 world champion complained to the officials at The Crucible about
the static electricity, leading to the floor being sprayed with water to
combat the problem."


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/snooker/22307913
 
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Theo Markettos

Nightjar said:
You can also buy anti-static clothing from work wear suppliers, although
it tends to be functional, rather than stylish.
This has good antistatic properties:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21994873
It's obviously not functional, so it must be stylish, right?

Theo

PS: an interesting use of plumbing fittings in the image halfway down
 

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