I was staying with a friend recently and after cooking dinner I was washing up. I had water running in the sink, and one hand in the water rinsing a glass. With my other hand I reached to grab a copper skillet from the electric stove top, to wash it, and I felt a mild tingle across my hands.
Knowing just a little about ac wiring, I was immediately worried and glad my heart was still beating.
My friend wasn't too worried and in fact duplicated my actions just to feel it himself.
I've noticed a couple outlets and pieces of equipment grounded to pipes in the basement. To remedy the situation he bought a couple brackets and a chunky wire and grounded the plumbing to a copper grounding rod in the ground outside the house.
What caused my electrical sensation? Is the house safe now or a potential death trap at every water fixture?