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I am not so easily shocked nor do I wish to be shocked more often.

A dimmer switch in my house started shocking me recently. We investigated yesterday and the switch was not grounded (it is now). Did my wool slippers put me in jeopardy? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jan 9, 2017 - 2 answers

Mitigating static electricity

I live in the mountain west. It's pretty dry here all the time... quadruply so in the winter. I work from home, and constantly shock myself whenever I sit down at my desk. Pretty much year round walking across the carpet and sitting down at my desk will shock me. During the winter merely shifting in my chair will shock me. What the heck can I do to mitigate this? [more inside]
posted by so fucking future on Dec 26, 2016 - 13 answers

Help me not get painful static shocks to my hands at Costco please.

I get painful static shocks to my hands where they touch the cart as I'm pushing it around at Costco. As far as I can tell this happens while wearing various kinds of shoes, although I haven't experimented rigorously. Help me devise a method to prevent this that I can realistically implement during impromptu trips to the store. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Dec 19, 2012 - 20 answers

Snap, Crackle, Pop, Ouch.

Why do my headphones give my ears little electric shocks in the winter, and how can I avoid it? [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Jan 23, 2012 - 5 answers

No more staticky coffee grounds

What can I do to reduce static cling on my glass coffee grinder hopper so less coffee sticks to the sides and makes a big mess? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Nov 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Tired of getting static shocks

It's one of those either-or situations: either you help me stop getting/giving static electricity shocks or my wife will divorce me. [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Jul 2, 2010 - 29 answers

Speaker noise when metal USB plug touches my computer case and other electrical problems.

Speaker noise when metal USB plug touches my computer case and other electrical problems. [more inside]
posted by archagon on Nov 1, 2009 - 9 answers

How to prevent plastic roll static shocks?

How can I ground a large roll of plastic wrap to prevent static electric shocks when unrolling it? [more inside]
posted by attercoppe on Sep 25, 2008 - 7 answers

How do you -really- ground yourself?

Help me clear up my understanding of how to ground myself when working on my computer. [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on Feb 28, 2008 - 14 answers

How to prevent static around the PC

Static electricity fried my PC. How do I prevent it from happening again? [more inside]
posted by mkn on Apr 12, 2007 - 2 answers

how do i eliminate static charge caused by new office chair?

static electricity problem: Comfy new office chair (on carpet) gives me strong static charge. My metal computer desk does not like this. Help me stop getting shocked.
posted by donmayo on Feb 4, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I reduce static electricity in my house?

Carpets in new home are producing tremendous amounts of static and lots of sparks. What are good solutions to reduce the static to protect computers and other electronic equipment? Ideally, the solution would reduce the static across the entire house, as trying to protect each piece of equipment with an anti-static mat or some such would quickly become cost prohibitive.
posted by rushmc on Jan 31, 2004 - 10 answers

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