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I finished up a job i had at that mobile home today and noticed almost everything I touched in the place I got a zap like static electricity. I asked her if she noticed this and she says she feels that all the time and told me she worries about it because she has propane cooking.

I got zapped inside and outside on the porch touching the metal weatherproof cover on an outlet i installed. I also feel it when I walk in and touch the panel.

Ideas of what this can be?
 

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Are you sure its static? Not some hack electrician using a neutral as a ground somewhere.
 
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Are you sure its static? Not some hack electrician using a neutral as a ground somewhere.
I didn't investigate it because I wasn't called for that. I mentioned it to her after I was done the job today. I actually don't think its static now that I think about it. I was on the porch and touched the bell cover and got a nice zap it was dark out and I saw the arch from my finger.
 

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I didn't investigate it because I wasn't called for that. I mentioned it to her after I was done the job today. I actually don't think its static now that I think about it. I was on the porch and touched the bell cover and got a nice zap it was dark out and I saw the arch from my finger.
Does it do it everytime you touch it or just one and done?
 

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You guys are smoking crack. One of my rooms in m house does that all the time. It's called static. Pick up your feet when you walk and stop wearing cheap wal mart slippers.
 

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I saw the arch from my finger.
I could be wrong but I don't think 120v can ionize.

of course I don't know how your going to get a static shock outside off a bell box standing on the ground either.
 

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I could be wrong but I don't think 120v can ionize.

of course I don't know how your going to get a static shock outside off a bell box standing on the ground either.
Ok it was my blood shooting out of my finger then. A spark jumped from my finger to the box just before i touched it.
 

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Well there is no doubt in MY mind your gonna kill someone, I guess it doesn't make a difference if its this trailer or the next one I guess.
 
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