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What do I do when ther is nowhere to ground myself

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I live in Brazil, and often power outlets(specially in older buildings, like the one I live) are not grounded, being so connecting my power supply to the power outlet does not do much to help me ground myself by strapping a anti-static band to it, being so I have no idea of what to do, I think that connecting my band to the power supply(specially if it is installed to a case) still might help with static but I'm not that sure about it, and would like to know if there is something else I could do to help me be safer on future builds.

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your water piping is likely grounded, touch the kitchen tap

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Tem algum ferro tocando o chão tipo uma mesa ou cadeira? Isso pode ser melhor que usar a fonte. Outra dica é se voce tiver um quintal perto pisar nele de tenis ou descalço para descarregar a estatica no solo. BLZ

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1 minute ago, BurstHearts said:

Tem algum ferro tocando o chão tipo uma mesa ou cadeira? Isso pode ser melhor que usar a fonte. Outra dica é se voce tiver um quintal perto pisar nele de tenis ou descalço para descarregar a estatica no solo. BLZ

o problema é que é um apartamento, e o chão é de taco de madeira que num é um condutor muito bom, eu to liagado que da pra eu me aterrar de boa se eu tiver acesso a terra propriamente dita XD, mas no caso num é muito viavel, e nao tem um a cadeira que talvez sirva, mas de novo num faço ideia de sendo o chao de madeira seja viavel, tem uma mesinha de metal mas acho que ela tem pé de borracha

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9 minutes ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

your water piping is likely grounded, touch the kitchen tap

 

That sounds promising, but you think that would be the case even in an apartment?
And even if it is, the floor on my way back to where I would build my computer is cover in wood, and I think it could generate static on the way back so it does not look like an ideal solution, and moving the build closer to a sink would not be really feasible nor recommended.
That said, thanks for the tip.

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You can touch the screws that hold your light switch cover to the wall. They will ground you!

(I own an older home with ungrounded outlets. It worked for me.)

They also recommend touching the outside metal elements of your case regularly, since they will help maintain grounding

Just don't wear static heavy clothes or drag your feet on the carpet!

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45 minutes ago, trevb0t said:

You can touch the screws that hold your light switch cover to the wall. They will ground you!

(I own an older home with ungrounded outlets. It worked for me.)

They also recommend touching the outside metal elements of your case regularly, since they will help maintain grounding

Just don't wear static heavy clothes or drag your feet on the carpet!

Do you think screws from normal power outlet's would do the trick, although I don't see why those things would be grounded though, it should just connect at most with some internal structure of the apartment, which to be fair might be enough to dissipate the static energy.

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My house's outlets are also not grounded. I run a wire from a grounded pole outside through a window and attach the wire to a anti static wristband. 

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6 minutes ago, xKyric said:

My house's outlets are also not grounded. I run a wire from a grounded pole outside through a window and attach the wire to a anti static wristband. 

Yeah that is a pretty neat idea but I live in a third floor apartment, so that is not that practical, but is quite an effective way to handle it, I would do it if could.

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My house isn't grounded either. Just touch water pipe/metal tap.

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