Asked by: Daryna Ziehmer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th May, 2020

Can you run an extension cord under a rug?

Never run a power extension cord under a rug, through a wall, over a beam or through a doorway or window. Avoid using coiled extension cords. If you have to use a temporary extension cord, plug in only one appliance per cord, advises the Electrical Safety Foundation International.

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Correspondingly, how do you run an extension cord under carpet?

Always place your cable in a safe location where the cable will not be continuously stepped on. Try to use small cables that will be unobtrusive under the carpet. Consider placing your cable under carpet that is up against a wall. There may even be a divot there that will make it easy to hide your cables.

Also, can extension cords catch fire? Choose the right extension cord for the job, and use it as specified. Extension cords can overheat and cause fires when used improperly. Overheating is usually caused by overloading or connecting appliances that consume more watts than the cord can handle. Damaged extension cords can also cause fires.

Besides, can you run an extension cord under a garage door?

Please don't close the garage door door over the cable. You will have higher risk of fire than using a 12 gauge extension cord to use your outdoor outlet.

When should you not use an extension cord?

Do not substitute extension cords for permanent wiring. Do not run through walls, doorways, ceilings or floors. If cord is covered, heat cannot escape, which may result in a fire hazard. Do not use an extension cord for more than one appliance.

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