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Whether power-washing the driveway or trimming the hedges with electric pruning shears, a long electrical cord or outdoor-grade extension cord helps you go the distance down the driveway or around the perimeter of the house. But the same cords can trip you up, quite literally. Prevent falls by keeping the trail of cord behind you and using the shortest length of extension cord necessary—not more. Moreover, never begin a task that requires an extension cord in the dewy morning or after a rainfall; a cord dragged through the wet lawn or a puddle on the hardscape could pose a risk of electrocution.
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