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If you have several electronics in your house, you probably use extension cords. Extension cords are long power cords that allow you to plug up to three electric cords into them. The extension cord is then plugged into the wall. However, extension co

How to Protect an Extension Cord From Traffic

If you have several electronics in your house, you probably use extension cords. Extension cords are long power cords that allow you to plug up to three electric cords into them. The extension cord is then plugged into the wall. However, extension cords can be a trip hazard, especially in high-traffic areas of your home. The best way to avoid accidents is by protecting the cord with an extension cord cover. This will keep cords secure and your family safe.

Skill level:Easy

Things you need

Extension cord coverDuct tape

Instructions

1 Place as much of the extension cord as possible along a wall, under a table or beneath a couch. This will minimise the trip hazard.

2 Slide the extension cord through the opening in the extension cord cover. Extension cord covers often hold more than one cord, so slide a few through the cover to keep them organised and untangled.

3 Place the covered cord as far away from traffic as possible. If this is not possible, tape the extension cord cover to the ground.

4 Rip small pieces of duct tape and tape any uncovered cord that is a trip hazard to the ground.

Tips and warnings

Unplug the extension cord and put it away when it is not in use.

Extension cords should only be used for temporary wiring, according to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

Never use extension cords that are frayed or have exposed wires.

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