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Why is it unsafe to run a cord under a rug?

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There are a couple of reasons why running a cable underneath a carpet is dangerous.

  • People tend to forget about them, the constant walking and stepping on them can cause wear, leaving the copper wire exposed.
  • Over heating of the cable which might cause the cable to melt and cause a fire.

Can it be done at all? Well yes, temporarily and under supervision. Otherwise to be left there for weeks/months I'd say, better be safe than sorry.

Wires are a risk of fire in normal environments as it is, if you put them under a carpet the risk is doubled the least.

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