OT: Carpets producing static

From: Russ Blakeman <rhblake_at_bigfoot.com>
Date: Fri Dec 4 13:10:42 1998

There are a few things you can do to minimize static. First you can either buy
an anti-stat spray or get a bottle of Downy and dilute it as recommended, then
spray a mist over the carpet and let it dry. You can also run bare wire under
the carpet (if possible) and then terminate it to a cold water pipe or other
building ground. It tends to neutralize the potentials and will at least minimze
the chance of buildup.

Humidification greatly reduces the chances for static as well, even if it's just
a unit on t he floor of the room you work in. keeps dust buildup to a minimum as


Athanasios Kotsenos wrote:

> >No, including information is never silly.
> Too true.
> >> That makes sense. Let's hope I didn't fry it when I dropped it on the
> >> carpet. It's been raining here for months though so the air is definitely
> >
> >You have _carpet_ in your workshop? Oh well....
> >
> >I remember someone commenting in Byte (I think) that computer shops went
> >downhill when they started carpeting them. After all, who'd walk across a
> >carpeted floor carring a MOS chip?
> Our computer room here is carpeted as well... Not a very good idea...
> I just take a walk across the room and touch something and I get a cute
> shock. Sometimes they're not so cute. I'm now getting them off the front of
> the screen of one of the PCs (It's a Sony).
> Nasos
Received on Fri Dec 04 1998 - 13:10:42 GMT

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