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Old 01-17-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Is this a fire hazard and how bad?


I have a dresser at the end of my bed. I want to put a tv on it. I then will run an extension cord under a sheet that sits on the side of the boxspring. The cord will not be under any compression as it will be on side of boxspring but it will be under a fitted sheet. The bed sits on the floor. Thanks.

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Old 01-17-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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Yeah, that's a bad idea. Discussing how unsafe something is makes as much sense as discussing how pregnant ones wife, girlfriend daughter etc. is. They make cord covers http://cableorganizer.com/cord-covers/ . That would be a better plan. Of course the best plan would be to properly install an electrical outlet where it is needed.

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If you use a heavy duty extension cord, and the cord doesn't undergo constant bending / twisting / pulling, then it will pose a very minor fire risk.

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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Yeah, that's a bad idea. Discussing how unsafe something is makes as much sense as discussing how pregnant ones wife, girlfriend daughter etc. is. They make cord covers http://cableorganizer.com/cord-covers/ . That would be a better plan. Of course the best plan would be to properly install an electrical outlet where it is needed.
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Not worth the risk.
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