Static Shock

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 9611461, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. 9611461

    9611461 Member

    Any drivers know how to stop the bulkhead door handle from shocking you, like you get out the seat to open the door and the handle shocks you.
  2. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Put gloves on[emoji106]
  3. Lead Belly

    Lead Belly BANNED

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  4. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Bring a couple of dryer sheets to work with you. Rub the dryer sheet on the seat and on your butt, then put the dryer sheet in your back pocket. I'm not joking, it really works. I keep a box of dryer sheets in my locker for this very purpose.
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  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Before keyless you could use your key to drain the static but keyless is better. Isn't it? And I also heard of spraying fabric softener on your seat.
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    I used to use the key trick.

    By the time spring rolled around, that crap started to really hurt.
  7. superballs63

    superballs63 Well-Known Troll Troll

    And as an added bonus, you'll leave behind a "spring fresh" scent when you leave an office.

    Hold the inside metal handle as you get out of the seat. You won't build up the static which then needs to be eliminated. It works in your house too, if you are grounded BEFORE you stand up, that helps to prevent the static from building
  8. SameRightsForAll

    SameRightsForAll New Member

    It's the result of people acting like they're electrical engineers when they're only mechanics. I've seen 1/2 inch long sparks jump to my hand and yea, it hurts. One thing that helps is to put your knee into the door for a second and this might reduce the arc down to a normal static spark. Jeez.
  9. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    That's an end range motion though.
  10. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

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  11. Benben

    Benben Active Member

    Fabric softener ends it right away
  12. scooby0048

    scooby0048 This page left intentionally blank

    Kudos for being brave enough to create a thread about this. I thought I was the only one who had that problem. Nothing worked for me but I will be trying some of these solutions myself.
  13. undies

    undies Active Member

    Some trucks are so bad that it shorts out the MP3 player in my pocket. Never had a problem until we got the keyless entry.
  14. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I've never gotten zapped in the truck. For me it happens sometimes when I'm walking across carpets in skyscrapers and touching things.
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    fumunda cheeze
  16. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    static shock,.. keeps you awake
  17. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Discharge the static before using the cup.
  18. Jcups3349

    Jcups3349 New Member

    As you slide off of the seat to go for the bulkhead, just punch punch the bulkhead with the outer side of your right hand, no shock.

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  19. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    If all else fails, or you are without the above remedies, get your feet wet somewhere.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Just wear this cable I made for you.