I was asked if I thought wrapping common 120Vac appliance/lamp cords used a home was an acceptable or too dangerous of a practice?
This person read they could deter their animals from biting/playing with electrical cords by wrapping them in aluminum foil.
My first thought was not a good idea at all from a safety standpoint. The most obvious to me would be a concern about any possible nicks in a wire being made even more greatly exposed creating an even larger hazard.
I told them I thought it was a bad idea but they were frustrated and insisted they wanted to try it to see if it might work.
I told them if they insisted to inspect the cords for any nicks and apply with the power off. Remove promptly if it did not work.
Does this idea bother me more than it should?
Any additional reasons I might cite?