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Old 01-22-2014, 07:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I fix my couch? Poor dogs are shocking each other and us!

I've tried rubbing it down with fabric softener sheets and that was a giant fail.

Would misting it with diluted fabric softener work?

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Old 01-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've always used static cling
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get a humidifier. I run a console humidifier and have been going through almost 5 gallons of water every day. And my thermostat only shows the humidity level in the area at 20%...enough to keep from shocking everything I touch though! And the house feels warmer when it isn't so dry.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Seriously!!!!

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Humidifier. Or boil a few pots of water on the stove. Moisture in the air will completely dampen the static electricity.


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If you can't afford to boil water, open the windows for couple hours after it rains or snows. Just get some moisture inside.


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Old 01-27-2014, 11:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I bought a humidifier, and have it running on the upstairs landing. It's still not working!

The landing is open, you can see the humidifier and the moisture has a clear path down. .. Does it need to be downstairs?

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It's just to dry in this area right now. There is static on everything. Even the dog beds. I use the static sheets in the dryer and the clothes are still coming out with static. We need some moisture in the air.

I think a small humidifier would only work in a smallish bedroom. I don't think it can humidify an entire house. I could be wrong though. We only used one once and it just made the house colder. I guess we needed one with a heater in it.
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Put the humidifier right next to the couch


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