shocks on ceramic tile?

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Old 02-09-13, 09:08 AM
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shocks on ceramic tile?

As a kid 40 years ago +, seems I was getting plenty of shocks from various ungrounded devices, like refrigerators, non-polarized table lamps, etc. The choice floor was usually terrazo or sometimes bare concrete. So, these days i'm in a frame house, with various flooring, but quite a bit of ceramic tile over plywood, i'll guess. Is ceramic tile an effective insulator? Just kinda wondering, and I'm not in the mood to experiment.
 
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Insulators on power poles are ceramic.

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Old 02-09-13, 02:06 PM
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40 years ago, you probably didn't have 3 wire systems with grounding conductors and GFCI's.
 
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