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Replacing an Electrical Outlet

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet: When an Electrical Outlet has been Damaged or is Worn Out then Replacing the Outlet is Necessary using this Process

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet

Question: I plugged my iron into an outlet this morning that already had my laptop plugged in.

This electrical question came from: Sean, a Homeowner from Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Sean.

Replacing an Electrical Outlet

When an Electrical Outlet has been Damaged or is Worn Out then Replacing the Outlet is Necessary using this Process

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Sean, when an electrical outlet has sparked because of something that fell into it, replacing the outlet is always a good idea because the internal parts may have been damaged and there may be residual foreign matter that could affect the performance of the outlet or interfere when a device is plugged into the outlet.


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2 Responses to “Replacing an Electrical Outlet”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Ryan,
    Changing out an outlet while the circuit is turned on is Not Recommended.
    Be Safe, Turn the Circuit Off.

  2. ryan kaulaity says:

    Can I change the outlet while the power is on?