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General Tips for Indoors/Outdoors
Inspect all cords and wiring on a regular basis and immediately repair or replace if needed.

Safety covers should be placed on every outlet accessible to children.

Never put your finger or anything other than an electrical plug in an outlet.

Don’t force a plug into an outlet if it won’t fit.

Do NOT cut off ground prongs as this will eliminate the protection grounded cords provide.

Never alter the wide prong of a polarized plug, this type of plug appear on most electronic based equipment, which if incorrectly powered can be damaged. To make it fit into an outdated outlet, have the outlet replaced and properly grounded.

Weatherproof fixtures and RCD outlets with weatherproof covers should be used for the outdoors.

Never use electrical appliances outdoors in wet weather or when the ground or grass is wet, unless the appliance is specifically designed and labeled by an independent testing lab for such use.

Use extreme caution around swimming pools. Don’t use electrical appliances or route electrical cords near pools.

Clearly label circuit breakers and fuses on the electrical panel so that you know which circuits in your home they control. Make sure all electrical outlets are properly grounded. Check to see that electrical equipment is not damaged and there are no frayed or loose wires or bare conductors.

If a fuse blows or a circuit breaker is tripped don’t just replace or reset it. Find out what caused the device to fail and correct the problem.

Never replace a fuse with a penny, hair pin, foil, etc. Replace it with a fuse of the same rating.

A fuse or circuit breaker should never be replaced by one that exceeds the amperage rating for a given circuit.

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