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shock of a door handle


paul b b

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hello gents,

I was talking to a mate who's mother had an electric fault that resalted in a fire, the fire was in the boiler room and when she had phoned 999 she went outside, on her way she got a shock from a upvs door handle.

could someone explane in english (no jargon plz i'm useless at that) how this would happen.

many thanks

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errrr ok, where does the static come from, or was she scuffing her feet and touching meatal things lol

sorry blond moment

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probably static from when she was quickly making an exit. certain clothes material can cause more static than others

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ahhh ok thanks.

i thought there may have been a cable close by or something.

thanks chaps

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there may have been a cable close, but the door being plastic, should have no continuity to earth, so it shouldnt have been anything to do with the handle

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probably static from when she was quickly making an exit. certain clothes material can cause more static than others

But her foot wear is the key here, Andy.

Don

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But her foot wear is the key here, Andy.

Don

Not the nasty nylon jumper................?

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even if the door handle has one of those metal strips down the inside, i think the door handle was also metal

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But her foot wear is the key here, Andy.

Don

there is a lot of other details we dont know

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there is a lot of other details we dont know

yeah sorry chaps, i will ask what pants she had on next time i see him lol, then again i dont think i want to know!

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yeah sorry chaps, i will ask what pants she had on next time i see him lol, then again i dont think i want to know!

we probably dont want to know some of the details....

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yeah sorry chaps, i will ask what pants she had on next time i see him lol, then again i dont think i want to know!

Nylon knickers could be an issue if she was rushing - they`d build up a heck of a charge!!!!:coat

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Static electricity going to earth via metal door handle!

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static most likely. there should be no way the handle could become live from fixed wiring

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