Christmas decorations and electrical concerns

Posted By on January 2, 2007

While visiting a new home last week I took a photo of wiring running through a front door hinge. Unfortunately my concern was dismissed with a smile: “Oh I been doing this for 15 years” and “its only a small strings of lights.” Sadly, I don’t think pointing out the potential risk will be heeded, but perhaps posting this here might help someone else? As you put away your Christmas lights this season, consider the many safety issues that might have been overlooked. By the way, what do you think about running wires through door hinges?


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