Replacing 2 Wire and 3 Wire Receptacle Outlets


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Wire Replacement Electric Outlets: Types of Outlets, 2-Wire Outlet and 3-Wire Outlet, Outlet Wiring Connection, Outlet Trips a Circuit Breaker.


Wiring Methods When Replacing Outlets

Electrical Question: I am trying to replace a 2 prong recepticle with a 3-prong receptacle.

This electrical wiring question came from: Richard, a Homeowner from Coplay, PA.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Richard.

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