Never, Ever Hang Stuff in Your Basement Like This

Instead, mount a clothes rod. The small expense in time and materials could save your house and your life.

clothes hanging on electrical wiresPhoto: Courtesy of American Society of Home Inspectors

Electrifying Wardrobe

Hanging clothes from exposed wiring is a bad idea. The heavy load of clothes could pull connections loose, and the hangers could abrade the plastic insulation and expose the wire, potentially causing shocks or a fire.

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