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GFCI , or Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, outlets are required by code on outdoor outlets, or any outlet near a source of water. The one exception i...
It doesn't take many tools to do this job- here's what you'll need: - New GFCI outlet - Insulated screwdriver - Outlet tester - Non-contact teste...
Go to your electrical panel and turn off the circuit for your outlet. Not sure which one it is? Don't worry, we'll check as we go along.
Unscrew the two short screws that hold the faceplate to the outlet, and put the plate and screws aside. If you put the screws in the upside down facep...
Remove the two long screws that hold the outlet to the box, and carefully withdraw it...
Using the non-contact tester, check the black wire... oops, looks like this one's still hot. Don't wait until you've pulled the outlet all the way out...
Note that the old outlet had the "ears" on the mounting tabs broken off to fit in this location. They're scored to make it easy to do this. Here, I'...
Your GFI outlet has five different connectors, and it's important to know which is used for what. The ground screw is connected to the ground wires c...
Carefully push the outlet into the box, and replace the two screws that hold it in. Don't make them too tight- only screw them in far enough so that t...
Reattach the cover plate, and turn the power back on. Now plug in your circuit tester. You should see the two amber lights light up, but not the red ...
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