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Is it safe to build on a towel?

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Sorry if this is a stupid question and/or if this is in the wrong section, but I was wondering if it is safe to build my computer on a regular bath towel.
I am looking to lay down the towel and set my tower on it, this will be ontop of a hard wood floor, is there anything to be worried about?
Thanks ahead of time for any constructive responses.
post #2 of 9
It's funny you should ask this as I use a bath towel myself to lay my tower on while I work on it to keep it from getting scratched or scratching the table I'm working on. Never even gave it a second thought. Now I'm curious as to what everyone else has to say. tongue.gif
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post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by z3r0_k00l75 View Post

It's funny you should ask this as I use a bath towel myself to lay my tower on while I work on it to keep it from getting scratched or scratching the table I'm working on. Never even gave it a second thought. Now I'm curious as to what everyone else has to say. tongue.gif

From the one answer I have read after google searches, it appears to be safe, but I want to double check..
post #4 of 9
Depends what kind of tower, if cotton; you're OK. Synthetic, id think twice.
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Was not aware that they made Synthetic Cloth Towels.
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erick Silver View Post

Was not aware that they made Synthetic Cloth Towels.
During my travels, seen some.
post #7 of 9
I'll second what L36 says - on a cotton towel, you'll be fine. Any nylon/synthetic materials, keep away from. Basically, any material that can cause static, avoid. Towels are a pretty safe bet.
post #8 of 9
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Thanks for the replies - It appears all my towels are cotton so I am good to go!!
post #9 of 9
Just remember, computer components love to steal electrons from your body, so make sure that you are not charged. Do not wear board shorts or anything similar while working on the computer. As stated above, cotton is very neutral and doesn't tend to gain or lose electrons. I don't pay much attention to static and I work on computers all day on various surfaces. I rarely have an issue, and when I do, it usually doesn't damage anything. Have fun!
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