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OSHA Extension Cord Requirements

OSHA Extension Cord Requirements

Category:StyleRelease time:2012-10-21Views:130

A worker operating a router with an extension cord that is spliced, not grounded and not rated for hard service is in danger of being electrocuted and killed. All three of these factors violate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSH[More]

OSHA Rules on Extension Cord Safety

OSHA Rules on Extension Cord Safety

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-11-14Views:130

Electrical safety is one of the main concerns of any workplace, with electrical issues a major source of violations cited by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration, or OSHA. OSHA is specific in its electrical standards, and they ent[More]

Extension Cord OSHA Regulations

Extension Cord OSHA Regulations

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-10-02Views:130

Extension cords are very useful on the job site or on any house renovation project. They can help make up for the lack of outlets and allow you to bring your tools closer to your work area. However, improper use of extension cords can be dangerous. T[More]

Problems using long extension cords

Problems using long extension cords

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-09-22Views:130

All extension cords are not created equal. Although it may seem logical to buy a very long extension cord to use for a variety of purposes in different places, the smart move is to buy various lengths of extension cord, and use the one that is just l[More]

How to Use an Extension Cord for Freezers

How to Use an Extension Cord for Freezers

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-01-25Views:130

Freezers are home appliances that keep food frozen indefinitely. Almost all freezers require electricity, and if the position of the freezer in a room or garage is too far away from an outlet, extension cords can be used to supply power for the freez[More]

How to Daisy Chain an Extension Cord

How to Daisy Chain an Extension Cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-03-24Views:130

Daisy-chaining extension cords is a process for connecting two extension cords together when one extension cord isn't long enough. Daisy-chaining extension cords is fine when the cords are of a large-enough gauge to support the extra run, but can be[More]

How to connect extension cords for the outdoors

How to connect extension cords for the outdoors

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-03-25Views:130

Moisture causes hazards when you are using an extension cord outdoors. When moisture enters an electrical circuit, it can short out the circuit and cause an electrical fire or electrocution. Using the correct extension cord connected to electrical sa[More]

How to change a plug on heavy duty extension cord

How to change a plug on heavy duty extension cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-04-03Views:130

Extension cords can become damaged at the plug. The prongs on the plug can become loose, a vehicle can run over the plug or the wiring can come loose because the plug was removed from the wall by pulling on the cord. Any damage to the plug can create[More]

How to Make a USB Power Extension Cord

How to Make a USB Power Extension Cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-05-04Views:130

USB cables are used to power many types of computer peripherals, such as printers, scanners and even keyboards. If you have a device that needs to be placed away from the computer, the USB cables may not be long enough. One solution is to use a USB p[More]

How to Protect an Extension Cord From Traffic

How to Protect an Extension Cord From Traffic

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-05-28Views:130

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[More]

How to use a 110 extension cord for a 220

How to use a 110 extension cord for a 220

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-08-10Views:130

You can easily convert an extension cord from 110 volts to 220 volts. The wires inside any medium- to heavy-duty extension cord are insulated to handle voltages up to 600 volts. As long as you don't exceed the ampacity of the wires by forcing them to[More]

How to Make a 20 Amp Extension Cord

How to Make a 20 Amp Extension Cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-09-25Views:130

When working with electrical devices, sometimes a power cord does not reach the desired outlet. In this case, an extension cord is needed to bridge the gap between the plug and the outlet. However, not all electrical devices can be served by just any[More]

How to Wire an Extension Cord for a 220-Volt Welder

How to Wire an Extension Cord for a 220-Volt Welder

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-03-14Views:130

Between the 10-foot cord on the 220-volt welder and the 15-foot reach of the ground clamp and work cable, you have a maximum of 25 feet between the wall receptacle and the work. If it isn't enough, you need an extension cord. Welders are high-current[More]

How to Wire 230V Extension Cords

How to Wire 230V Extension Cords

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-03-15Views:130

Wiring your own 230-volt extension cord helps you create a cord suited to your own needs. You decide on the length and type of cord to suit the environment in which you work. You also have control over the gauge of wire used, matching the output powe[More]

How to replace the female end of an extension cord

How to replace the female end of an extension cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-11-14Views:130

Extension cords are vulnerable to damage because of the circumstances under which they are used. The plugs are particularly vulnerable. As extension cords are one of the most misused electrical items in the home, their maintenance is important. Accor[More]

How to Cover Up Extension Cords

How to Cover Up Extension Cords

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-01-04Views:130

One problem that many homeowners encounter is a lack of electrical sockets, especially in older houses. In order to plug in lamps, televisions or computers, extension cords may be needed to reach the closest outlet. However, draping extension cords a[More]

How to Replace the Connector End of an Outdoor Extension Cord

How to Replace the Connector End of an Outdoor Extension Cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-03-30Views:130

Outdoor extension cords have two connector ends -- one is a male end and one is a female end. Typically these ends will last the life of the cord, but sometimes one of the ends is damaged or the cord just upstream of the end is damaged. Rather than t[More]

How to Make a Generator Extension Cord

How to Make a Generator Extension Cord

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-04-30Views:130

Generators burn fossil fuels such as gas or diesel to produce electricity. Used in emergencies and in locations without a wired supply, they are often noisy and produce dangerous carbon monoxide exhaust fumes. For safety reasons, the generator is oft[More]

How to Tie Two Extension Cords Together

How to Tie Two Extension Cords Together

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-06-17Views:130

Extension cords are a necessary item when using electric weed trimmers and mowers. However, sometimes you need more length than any one single cord you own. When this situation arises it is necessary to tie two extension cords together to form a long[More]

How to Tie an Extension Cord

How to Tie an Extension Cord

Category:FoodRelease time:2014-07-07Views:130

Many professionals use several extension cords for their jobs each day. Carpenters rely on extension cords to use power tools without the need to stop and recharge batteries on cordless versions. Extension cords can be long and bulky to untie for use[More]

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