Networking

PC wiring fire hazards

Tangle of wires for DSL, computer, and the like

Even if this wasn't a fire hazard, which it is, someone is bound to trip.

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4 comments
dave
dave

Is that all you've got?? Picture 2 is a good one or bad depending on how you look at it. 7 and 10 are also potential problems. The rest, though messy, are sufficiently spread out to generate little extra heat and thus not too much of a hazzard. Hopefully with the cat you don't end up with a Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation repeat.

Dr_Zinj
Dr_Zinj

Of course my home is a disaster waiting to happen. 4 households worth of stuff crammed into one home. Her grandmother's, her father's, her mother's, and my father's stuff in addition to our own. Of course 4 deaths in a 5 year period will do that to you.

DerekCombs
DerekCombs

That's nothing..most is low voltage stuff execpt the hair dryer. Ask any fireman we have seen much worse. POOR HOUSEKEEPING is what starts most fires in a home,,.bar none.