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RE: Why on earth would it NOT potentially cause a short?

At the macroscopic level it's not very conductive. But on the microscopic level it is conductive. This surprised me a bit when I discovered this. If you put probes into the liquid, barely not touching, they register tens of megohms. So I tested in a variety of situations. It certainly doesn't short out line level signals if you put a trail between the hot and ground. I've also tried splashing it around the base of tubes and tube sockets and this does not cause any issues. I wouldn't recommend allowing it to short out mains connections, in fact the idea is to use it very sparingly and not get it anywhere it shouldn't be.

But it is quite unlike silver or other conductive pastes or liquids..

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