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mhrackin
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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 12:21:16 PM
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Damn!  Got down to the cafe, and they decided to NOT make the jambalaya today!  Had to settle for a barbecue sandwich with cole slaw instead..... but the song is still in my head! 

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 12:06:44 PM
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Good suggestion (:)>).  I'll enjoy the next cup with a lunch of sausage and chicken jambalaya, accompanied by the Hank Williams song running through my head.

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 12:01:31 PM
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@mhrackin: ...after I have emptied the mug and my bladder...

So long as you don't empty the latter into the former, all will be well...

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 11:36:15 AM
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you're right as usual....I'm only halfway through mug #3 of the day.  Fresh pot is brewing and should be ready in a few minutes, after I have emptied the mug and my bladder.

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 11:08:44 AM
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@mhrackin: Maybe he should GOOgle it....

Arrggghh -- go and have another cup of coffee!

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
mhrackin   8/14/2014 10:57:40 AM
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Maybe he should GOOgle it....

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 10:47:29 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: The insulation on the ground wire of all four of my wrist straps failed, exposing the wire inside. On one of them, the insulation is turning into a kind of black goo. It got all over my hands.

Uggh -- remind me not to shake hands with you again.

Are you sure it's goo from the insulation that got all over your hands ... and not goo that was already on your hands being transferred to the insulation?

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
MeasurementBlues   8/14/2014 10:36:48 AM
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Max, I should have been more clear. The insulation on the ground wire of all four of my wrist straps failed, exposing the wire inside. On one of them, the insulation is turning into a kind of black goo. It got all over my hands. On the other three, it just loked like the insulation was stripped away, but I surely didn't do that.

I'll send a link when my article is posted.

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Re: BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
Max The Magnificent   8/14/2014 10:32:50 AM
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@MeasurementBlues: The insulation in all four of them failed.

The insulation in all for of "what" failed?

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BEWARE: Ground wires can fail
MeasurementBlues   8/14/2014 10:24:50 AM
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@Max,

I just needed to use an ESD wrist strap to work on my wife's computer. The insulation in all four of them failed. I'll write up a piece about it (with photos) and post a link here.

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