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#1 ceagle

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:25 AM

Hi All

 

I have a problem with my pond.

When I put my hands in the water if I have a scratch or small cut on my hand it stings as soon as I have contact with the water, stops stinging as soon as my hand is dry

I am not being bitten by anything and water looks good and clear.

it doesn't seem to be bothering 2 yabbies, rosy barbs (fish orphans that have been breeding in there for 2 years) or a couple of frogs and water lilies are growing well.

this doesn't happen with contact with any other water but has been constant with my pond water for about 4 weeks.

anyone have any ideas?

 

thanks in advance

 

 



#2 malawiman85

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:26 AM

Check out this thread: http://www.perthcich...trical +problem


Edited by malawiman85, 08 January 2014 - 11:27 AM.


#3 Furnix

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

does it stop as soon as you take your hand out? because it would be a earth leak. The pump in there might not be so water tight any more and releasing a small amount of electricity into the water and you touching the ground with your hand in the water completes the curcit and you get the zap (or tingle)



#4 ceagle

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 04:58 PM

Hi thanks for the quick replies

 

Just checked out potential electrical problem by removing pump and testing on hand again.

Thanks guys you are right. No pump no stinging.

I didn't even think of electricity as it only appeared to happen on scratch/small cut on my hand. maybe it is such a small amount as only to be detectable on broken skin at this stage.

But I will definitely be replacing the pump now before I or anyone else gets zapped.

 

Thanks HEAPS for your replies you potentially saved me from a serious accident.



#5 DavidK

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:14 AM

I had this problem when I was at a caravan park doing the dishes in the communal kitchen :) it would sting a lot, but I found that if I wore a shoe with socks it wouldn't affect my hand :)

#6 TheTexasCichlidMasacre

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

you were wearing a shoe and sock on your hand? :P


Edited by TheTexasCichlidMasacre, 02 February 2014 - 01:47 AM.


#7 malawiman85

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 08:38 PM

Nice!

#8 malbone

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:04 PM

I stuck my hand in a tank and got a big boot - ended up in hospital with restricted arteries - only a small filter on a 2' but packed a big punch.......mal  



#9 knock

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

shouldnt the circuit breakers gone off in your case and mals especially


Edited by knock, 13 July 2014 - 12:46 PM.


#10 malawiman85

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 04:05 PM

Still get a boot before the breaker falls over.

#11 Bombshocked

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Posted 13 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

i hate how you get itchy when u get electric shocked...

 

 

edit:wording


Edited by Sir_Anubias, 13 July 2014 - 08:20 PM.





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