Shock from Gas tank

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Old 09-18-05, 02:30 PM
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Shock from Gas tank

I was at my cabin today. I went to turn off the gas tank to shut everything down for the weekend. I was barefooted when I touched the knob it shocked me. The shock was medium but startling. Is it possible to receive a shock from the ground (meaning the ground (dirt)) The grounding rod is just a couple of feet from the gas tank. The ground stays damp there a lot and I was wondering if its common to receive a slight shock because of the damp ground, and being barefooted, just because the gas tank is sitting on the ground near the ground rod? As always thanks in advance.
 
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Old 09-18-05, 05:52 PM
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More likely to be a problem with one of the gas appliances not being grounded properly.
 
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Old 09-19-05, 06:22 AM
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Shock from Gas tank

Thanks, my next question is how do I ground the gas appliances? I have a gas stove and gas firelogs. Both were installed by the gas company. Or how do I tell if they are properly grounded? Taking the opinion that it may not be grounded properly, I was wondering if you meant by an appliance not being grounded, does the appliance itself have to be grounded by a seperate ground wire, or does the GFI on the circuit take care of the ground. Thanks
 

Last edited by PopPop; 09-19-05 at 08:59 AM. Reason: Additional question
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