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Thread: Some one please explain the dangers in this practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBoone View Post
    If a frame has 120v on it wouldn't a person get shocked just by touching the frame while standing on the floor/ground?
    Kwired was talking about a wood floor, you would be isolated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwire View Post
    Kwired was talking about a wood floor, you would be isolated.

    I have been standing on wood before, just the other day actually, and got tingled by 120v. It wasn't very bad but enough to get my attention. I always thought that wood isn't a perfect insulator so even standing on a wood floor on the second story of a house a person could feel a 120v shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBoone View Post
    I have been standing on wood before, just the other day actually, and got tingled by 120v. It wasn't very bad but enough to get my attention. I always thought that wood isn't a perfect insulator so even standing on a wood floor on the second story of a house a person could feel a 120v shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBoone View Post
    I have been standing on wood before, just the other day actually, and got tingled by 120v. It wasn't very bad but enough to get my attention. I always thought that wood isn't a perfect insulator so even standing on a wood floor on the second story of a house a person could feel a 120v shock.
    In theory you can feel a slight shock just from capacitive current if the voltage is high enough. You make a pretty good small value capacitor just standing in free space.

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