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bradam 02-27-2014 05:03 AM

Static electricity
 
Has anybody set up or feel the need for grounding a reloading press?

DrFootball 02-27-2014 06:07 AM

I ground Everything. But I have seen people electrocuted.


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therewolf 02-27-2014 06:16 AM

For static electricity, use dryer sheets.

Grounding won't hurt, though.:)

Oldgoat03 02-27-2014 07:39 AM

New to this forum but not to reloading. I too use dryer fabric softener sheets to stop static on my reloading equip. I learned to use them after they've been run through a dryer load. They still stop static on the press/powder measure and don't leave a residue like the unused sheets do.

Hope this helps
OG03

Vikingdad 02-27-2014 07:56 AM

I have seen static electricity cause some dangerous situations, but never on reloading stuff. grounding everything might be over-precaution but it would not hurt. That having been said if grounding was even the slightest of safety issues it would be standard on every piece of reloading equipment on the planet.

MisterMcCool 02-27-2014 12:55 PM

Ground yourself

mseric 02-27-2014 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bradam (Post 1517604)
Has anybody set up or feel the need for grounding a reloading press?

For what purpose? To eliminate "Static" cling or to protect against powder ignition?

If it's ignition, watch this.


You may also want to read this.

http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/sparks/sparks.html

Steel_Talon 02-27-2014 04:00 PM

Confined primer dust and static electricity don't get along very well...:eek: I use dryer sheet to wipe things down regularly, dry desert summers and all that..

bradam 02-27-2014 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mseric (Post 1517788)
For what purpose? To eliminate "Static" cling or to protect against powder ignition?

If it's ignition, watch this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm6PEdBcQ6s

You may also want to read this.

http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/sparks/sparks.html

Yes to static cling, powder ignition and add primer dust to the list.:eek:

bradam 02-27-2014 04:17 PM

Value for your money
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Vikingdad (Post 1517673)
I have seen static electricity cause some dangerous situations, but never on reloading stuff. grounding everything might be over-precaution but it would not hurt. That having been said if grounding was even the slightest of safety issues it would be standard on every piece of reloading equipment on the planet.

My cost breakdown: 6' ground wire (scrap) + 2' half inch rebar (scrap) + new clamp for wire to rebar .75 cents, labour free (me) = .75 cents total + Piece of mind= Priceless :)


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