Originally Posted by SPR
bruce - the idea is not to have electric cross you chest ie heart . earthing s foot might better!
I realise this, I used to be a spark.
The current when shocked would travel across your chest because generally shoe soles are fairly good insulators and the left hand would be touching a good earth.
The intention of putting the left hand in a pocket would be to stop the curent travelling up one arm, across the chest, and down the other arm.
If your left hand is not touching earth then the current goes down through your feet via your chest but not as much through the heart as before due to the route.
Not touching anything with your left hand would work just as well as putting it in your pocket.
Basically if you are not sure what you are doing then don't fiddle with electricity or gas, they are both extremely unforgiving if you get it wrong.
I hope the winds aren't up again Mon, I'm supposed to be flying to Coll and back!