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jenscaffidi

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My New 1000% Annual Return-on-Investment Clothes Dryer
« on: April 30, 2013, 05:49:38 PM »
Does anyone have a hack for the static electricity that comes with air drying your clothes?

I live in Northern Nevada, which is dry enough that sometimes walking barefoot across a carpeted room results in visible static electricity. Ouch!

We air dry lots at my house but haven't solved this particular challenge. Yet.

How about you?

Kriegsspiel

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Re: My New 1000% Annual Return-on-Investment Clothes Dryer
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2013, 07:11:36 PM »
I've never noticed any static electricity with air drying, to be honest.

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Re: My New 1000% Annual Return-on-Investment Clothes Dryer
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 12:03:58 PM »
Dryer sheets! That completely solves the problem for me. I air dry my clothes, but I put sheets and towels through the dryer and dryer sheets make a HUGE difference.

jenscaffidi

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Re: My New 1000% Annual Return-on-Investment Clothes Dryer
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 02:55:56 PM »
I've never noticed any static electricity with air drying, to be honest.

Yeah, I think it has to be a high desert thing. The summer I moved here (when I was 15), I killed several TVs and all our alarm clocks just by touching them. Great big blue sparks everywhere!

My current predicament isn't nearly as dramatic, just awkward: clingy dresses and sweaters that feel like they're full of pins and needles, that sort of thing.

Here's hoping someone has solved this already!

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Re: My New 1000% Annual Return-on-Investment Clothes Dryer
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 03:05:41 PM »
They make anti static cling spray but I'm pretty sure it's just watered down detergent, just like anti static for your hair is just watered down conditioner.