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Old April 11, 2015, 01:05 PM   #1
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I have a problem with static in my powder measure so I rubbed the powder measure with a fabric softener and It worked well then I got an idea to put a ground wire on my hornady ap and I have not any more problems have a great day Deputy Bruce
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Old April 12, 2015, 12:06 AM   #2
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Pics? Where did you attach the wire and what did you ground it to?
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Old April 12, 2015, 02:37 AM   #3
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If the fabric softener worked, why did you ground the press and how do you know grounding it accomplished anything?
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Old April 12, 2015, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have tried measuring the voltage between my press and ground but so far no luck. Either my Fluke is not accurate enough or the potential is quite small here in hot and humid Houston. I think the latter actually but I would like to see a picture of your setup.
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Old April 12, 2015, 07:23 AM   #5
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I have my pair of LnL's grounded to the electrical ground in my shop. I stripped the ground braid out of some ham radio coaxial cable and just put it between the washers on my press mounting bolts. It seems to have totally eliminated static powder cling.
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Old April 12, 2015, 10:39 AM   #6
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I don't think grounding to a electrical ground may be the best.I've been told if lightning hits yours house that's is usually how it travels thru the ground wire.
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Old April 12, 2015, 12:10 PM   #7
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Lightening will travel through anything available such as downspouts, gutters, metal window frames, water feed lines, any plumbing, gas pipes, water pipes, phone lines, cable TV lines, any antenna's on the roof. The electrical ground isn't any more likely than any other conductor to take the strike.

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Old April 12, 2015, 02:53 PM   #8
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Question; since the powder hopper is plastic, an insulator, how does grounding the measure's metal body affect the powder sticking to the hopper? Jes wonderin', if it works for you, great!
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Old April 12, 2015, 07:16 PM   #9
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Just seems to work.
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