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Grounding Strap

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Resurrection_Joe, May 14, 2005.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    I'm planning on building a new comp in a week or so or sooner or later. I'm pretty sure I can be safe enough by my own, but I was wondering if I could make a grounding strap to be extra RJ safe.

    Would a twelve foot length of 16 gauge wire and wrapped around my arm at one end and wired at the other end to a case cover screw hole be sufficient?
     
  2. sled_dog

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    I never use them. Just make sure to touch the case everytime you go to touch a piece of hardware. Spark off and you should be fine.
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'll be ok, but paranoia is my defining characteristic
     
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    I get paranoid everytime I do it but it works out. My heart drops everytime I don't fully seat a memory stick and think I sparked something. Haven't sparked anything yet though. I've drowned a video card(stupid leaking watercooler) but not sparked anything.
     
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    Make sur you use 12 guage wire strategicly clamped to the water main, thatl do -er. :)
     
  6. Resurrection_Joe

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    Make sure I spell badly in a post about an unrelated topic with enough semblace to bother posting, got it

    :D
     
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    Everything is related, man, thatl-do-er :D
     
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    If the air is humid there is very little chance ( none really) of a static discharge, dry conditions and I'd be more careful.
     

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