Grounding Sheet?

Yes   3 votes - 75 %
No   1 vote - 25 %
Other (WIPO)   0 votes - 0 %
 
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Silver? Washable? by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 10:47:12 AM EST
I think it would tarnish rather rapidly


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I have heard intriguing things about $cientology by marvin (4.00 / 2) #2 Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:34:29 AM EST
They are perhaps one of the most able organizations on the planet when it comes to separating you from your money in ways that stray further than you thought possible from the currently accepted paradigm.

Their list of quality improvements to your life will go well beyond some silly silver sheet in liberating funds from your wallet, as you ascend to become your inner Thetan. It may be that their Sea Institute holds the cure for insomnia.

Unfortunately I frequently travel to Germany by gmd (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Feb 07, 2014 at 11:47:36 AM EST
 Where Scientology may possibly be unconstitutional. I don't want to end up as the victim of religious persecution I that particular country, as they have form.

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Uhhh, okay by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #4 Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 01:34:21 PM EST
Not commenting on the stupidity of this idea a solution for insomnia.

As to grounding, you can do this cheaper to see if it works.  Buy a standard anti-static grounding wrist strap.  One with a long cord, preferably.  Get a standard three-prong molded cord.  Using a pliers remove the neutral and hot blades from the end of the cord.  You may have to wrench them around a bit to break the wires.  Leave the round ground plug (the one on the bottom)  Then cut the other end off the cord.  Strip back the insulation to expose the three wires.  Cut off the hot and ground wires.  Strip the end of the ground wire (usually green) and splice it to the end of the grounding wrist strap.

Provided your building is newer than about 1970 (in the US) you should be able to plug it into the ground and be grounded. It will at least show you if the solution will be effective before buying more elegant solutions like a silver sheet.  I've made a number of these from time to time for static grounding in the field.  Ghetto ground, but handy if you don't have a good source of ground handy.  If you are not sure you have a ground, you can buy a little three light tester at a home improvement store for like three bucks that will show you if the outlet is wired properly and if it has ground.  It's just a plug with three lights on it and a diagram to read them.  Easy-peasy.

As to worries about grounding, none of the things you show there like the silver sheet have thick enough wire to sustain any kind of shock.  Any significant surge or strike will just burn out the wire in the first foot.

A tip for grounding:  Only ground to one point.  If you ground to two points that have different electrical potential you will get a current between them.  A small current to be sure, but a current none the less.




"...it isn't like I dug up her great-grandmother and fucked her in the eye socket." - clock
I have a grounding wrist strap. by gmd (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 07:33:48 PM EST
 Perhaps I can connect it to the pipework of a radiator. I shall investigate. Although perhaps the grounding needs to be more distributed than the single point that the wrist strap gives. Anyway I've decided to try some orgonite first, as it seems to get rave reviews, and is cheaper. I will report back with my findings.

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Hmm by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #6 Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 11:28:24 PM EST
If you get enough orgonite, perhaps you can ground right to that.

Radiators and pipes are generally not code for ground anymore and if you want to avoid small amounts current, stay away from those.  Just rig up what I outlined, that will work up a jiffy, ground your whole body.




"...it isn't like I dug up her great-grandmother and fucked her in the eye socket." - clock
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I live in the UK by gmd (4.00 / 1) #7 Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 03:48:37 PM EST
And as any American who has visited these shores will tell you, our plumbing is not exactly bleeding edge. I'm pretty sure my pipework is grounded, as I've seen various earthing cables connected to pipes in the bathroom.

I've done some more research, and the thinking seems to be that one needs connect ones body to earth in as many contact points as possible.

With respect to earthing through the orgonite, I'm not sure that is possible, I believe the epoxy resin that makes up 50% of the orgonite is an insulator. 

Although you may detect a certain tongue-in-cheek attitude from me about this woo-woo stuff, my insomnia is such that I will try pretty much anything to fix it within reason. If others claim orgonite helps them sleep, then for a potential £25 wasted I think I will give it a try. It could even work by placebo effect alone. But earthing the body at least has a measurable effect so potentially it could have a physiological one too. 


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connect ... in as many contact points as possible by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #10 Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 06:43:30 AM EST
That will cause a current to flow...

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Maybe that's how it works... N/t by gmd (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon Feb 10, 2014 at 10:54:10 PM EST
 

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for some reason i thought this was a gzt diary, by the mariner (4.00 / 2) #8 Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:44:26 PM EST
which made all this talk about taking this new age shit seriously really weird and disorienting.

Dude, this is SCIENCE not new age. by gmd (2.00 / 0) #9 Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 07:29:29 PM EST
 I mean, if I was talking about meditating my chakras into alignment with my horoscope or something, I could understand, all I'm trying to do is earth myself…. 

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