GFCI Circuits and Outlets
Summary: This article about GFCI outlets for home electrical use will provide a more in depth understanding about gfi protection and provides wiring examples.
GFCI Outlets Ground Fault Circuit Interruption
This article provides information telling how the gfi electric circuit will help protect children and other occupants in your home against electrical injuries.
This article explains the basics of electrical code requirements for GFI Protection as part of the home electrical circuit wiring system.
This article and photo series will show you the basics of wiring a circuit with a single gfi outlet.
This article and photo series shows the electric circuit feed through wiring method which provides protection for all of the receptacles downstream on the circuit.
This article and photo series shows how home wiring a gfci tailed method which enables you to install one GFI Outlet on a electric circuit to protect one location without affecting other devices on the circuit.
This article explains how modern house wiring is protected by gfci circuit breakers which are installed in electrical service panels.
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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!
The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets
Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency
Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included
Tests standard 3-wire outlets
Light indicates if wiring is incorrect
Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!
The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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