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Articles about gfci outlet


How to Replace an Outlet with a GFCI

by Dave Rongey

Adriel in Florida asks: I’m trying to replace a kitchen outlet for a GFCI one. How do i hook up the new GFCI outlet?


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Wiring a Light Fixture to a GFCI Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Tom in Florida asks: I added a spot light to an outside receptacle, checked for voltage before closing up box, now the light does not work, could it be the GFCI receptacle?


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Electrical Wiring Problem with a GFCI Outlet

by Dave Rongey

David in Pennsylvania asks: I went to plug my extension cord into the ground fault and it tripped and could not be reset. I stretched the cord into the living room and plugged it into a receptacle which I could smell wires burning.


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Does a GFCI Outlet Need to be Grounded?

by Dave Rongey

Ed in New Jersey asks: Does a GFCI Outlet need to be grounded?


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Outdoor GFI Outlet Has a Red Blinking Light

by Dave Rongey

Migul in New Jersey asks: I have an outdoor GFI outlet that has a Red LED Light that is Blinking, what is causing this?


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Should I Install a GFCI Circuit Breaker or a GFCI Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Lanny in Minnesota asks: Can a GFCI circuit breaker take the place of a GFCI Outlet? Would it be considered to meet NEC Code Requirements?


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Installing Electric Wiring In a New Attached Sun Room

by Dave Rongey

Bob in Wisconsin asks: Installing electric wiring in a new attached Sun Room. Do the outlets, ceiling fan and lighting need to be GFCI?


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Outside Lights Stopped Working after a Rain Storm

by Dave Rongey

Patty in California asks: Power runs from the house to an exterior driveway gate where we have two photocell lights on top of rock columns. After heavy rains our outside lights stopped working and a GFCI outlet tripped off.


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Causes of Lost Power to GFCI Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Why does my GFCI Outlet Circuit loose power and stop working? Troubleshooting a Bad GFCI Outlet, Testing and Replacing a GFCI Outlet.


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Electrical Safety for Old Home Electrical Wiring

by Dave Rongey

I just moved into an OLD house, can I plug a 1200 watt appliance into an outlet without burning the house down? Electrical Safety for Old Home Electrical Wiring.


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How to Fix a Tripping GFCI Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Why is my GFCI Outlet Tripping Off? Causes of GFCI Outlet Tripping.


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Why Is My Bathroom Light Fixture Not Working?

by Dave Rongey

Jim in Livermore California asks: How Can I Fix a Bathroom Light and Exhaust Fan that Stopped Working? The Most Common Problems with Bathroom Light Fixtures and How You Can Fix Them.


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Wiring for an Outdoor Light and Outlet

by Dave Rongey

Tom in Greendale, Wisconsin asks: How Can I Wire an Outdoor GFCI Circuit for Outlets and Lighting: Install an outlet on a lamp post near the driveway: GFCI Wiring Connections for Outside Outlet and Lighting


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Electrical Code for Garage GFI Outlets and Receptacles

by Dave Rongey

How to Plan and Installing Electrical Wiring for Garage Outlets and Lighting Circuits: Electrical Codes about GFCI protection for 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles in garages.


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Wiring for GFCI Outlets

by Dave Rongey

How can I wire a GFCI Outlet with no ground wire? Installing a GFCI Receptacle Where a Ground is Not Available.


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Wiring a Bathroom Outlet

by Dave Rongey

I want to add an outlet to a bathroom, where do I connect the new outlet? How to add an Electrical Outlet to a Bathroom.


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