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About machines and static
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wizdmzchyld message #1
About machines and static
January 13, 2010 at 9:15:11 AM
I live an a high humidity area.  For nearly the past ten years the problem with static and knitting machines wasn't an issue.  For some reason, this winter, we're *way staticky*.  I've been using dryer sheets across the bed to handle it, a new humidifier (woefully inadequate, need to get another one), and other tips and tricks as I find them on the internet.  On person uses a thread from a copper kitchen scratch pad, unscrews a screw on the knitting bed, loops the copper wire round the screw, tightens it and unravels the scratch pad enough to afix the rest of the pad to the leg of that table.  if you'd like the directions for that I'll hunt the link down and post it.

This past weekend I had a conversation with my brother who is an electrician by trade.  He's going to make me some sort of grounding wire for my machine.  He travels a lot so I'll have to be patient.  When he does this for me I'll take pictures.  Hopefully, it will be useful for everyone.

Hopefully, I'll be able to post this information soon.


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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: About machines and static
January 13, 2010 at 10:39:53 AM

Thank you so much for this and the previous post!  Smiley  I don't have a machine running at the current time, but I'm noticing a lot of static in general (such as getting out of the car...ouch!), so have no doubt I'd be experiencing the same thing here.  And this is unusual for this area, as well.

Melanie  (known to the cat as "Rowr" or "Rowr Rowr") =^.^=

Melanie  (cat slave and Official Feline Can Opener) =^.^=
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

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