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]
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]
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]
Why do my headphones give my ears little electric shocks in the winter, and how can I avoid it? [more inside]
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]
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]
Speaker noise when metal USB plug touches my computer case and other electrical problems. [more inside]
How can I ground a large roll of plastic wrap to prevent static electric shocks when unrolling it? [more inside]
Help me clear up my understanding of how to ground myself when working on my computer. [more inside]
Static electricity fried my PC. How do I prevent it from happening again? [more inside]
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.
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.