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Wiring for GFCI Outlets

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Installing a GFCI Receptacle Where a Ground is Not Available: I was trying to change two plugs to GFCI plugs.

GFI Outlet Wiring Without a Ground Wire

Electrical Question: I was trying to change two plugs to GFCI plugs.

This electrical wiring question came from: Dan, a Homeowner from Santa Maria, California.

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

wiring gfci outlet

Application: GFCI Wiring.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

Installing a GFCI Receptacle Where a Ground is Not Available

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