Extension Cord "Nevers"

  • Never connect an extension cord to the house or furniture with tape, staples or nails.
  • Never cover an extension cord with carpet, pillows, or other material.
  • Never connect one extension cord to another unless you know how to calculate electrical loads.
  • Never use extension cords to "solve" the shortcomings of a house with one or two receptacles per room.
  • Never use a long cord before uncoiling it.

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