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Old 09-30-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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everytime i flip on any switch in my house we keep gettin shocked can anyone teel me what this might be

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What you are experiencing is a static discharge. Static electricity builds in your body, and is being discharged to the ground. Possible cause include, your carpeting if you have any, your clothing and your footwear.

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What you are experiencing is a static discharge. Static electricity builds in your body, and is being discharged to the ground. Possible cause include, your carpeting if you have any, your clothing and your footwear.
Or it could actually be a real shock say from a faulty switch. Or worse it could be a ground issue. Saying oh its fine its just static electricity is sort of counter productive from a safety point of view don't you think?
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Have any wiring changes been made recently? A bootleg neutral could be putting voltage on parts that should be grounded.
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Or it could actually be a real shock say from a faulty switch. Or worse it could be a ground issue. Saying oh its fine its just static electricity is sort of counter productive from a safety point of view don't you think?
It's not one switch but every switch in the house.
Odds are it's static electricity.
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Most switches are plastic....unless they are touching the screws....I'm not sure how they could get shocked.

If it is off the screw, then the ground for the light circuit is energized....

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everytime i flip on any switch in my house we keep gettin shocked can anyone teel me what this might be
Are they metal plate switchs or plastic plate switchs ?

If plastic,
it is atatic electricity.

If metal,
could still be static or small currents in earth system.

Use a ac volt meter from the metal plate to the ground (real ground).

Tracking down earth currents will most likely require
the services of an electricain.
as causes & remedies are quite often complex.

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