How to Install Electrical Outlets : Installing the Ground Fault Interrupter on an Electrical Outlet

Installing a GFI (Ground Fault Interrupter) on electrical outlets is crucial to your safety. Learn how to install and wire a new electrical outlet with exper…

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  1. mikedamirault says:


  2. laoislad says:

    I can’t believe Amercians don’t sleeve the earth(ground) wire… Its
    against the electrical regulations not to do it here in Ireland. Very bad
    practice not to put sleeving over the earth wire

  3. Etrician55 says:

    you didnt specify the importance of your line or you load you jackass if
    somebody hooks up to the load side they have no gfi protection… nobody
    listen 2 this douchebag he doesnt know what hes doing….. its insulting
    when assholes like this think they know what their doing and try to tell
    people how to do my trade… give it up pal you will never be able to do

  4. Manuel Correia says:

    gfci’s are not like other receptacles. You suppose to insert the wires in
    the back and TIGHTEN the screws as he did. Yes, very important to explain
    which is the load and the line. TAPE? Never saw such clue in the code,
    however it is a good practice!

  5. thegalster1888 says:

    looks like hes rewired it so most likely hes finnishing ends before he
    connects in to the distribution board , why would he need to turn off power
    if it aint connected ?

  6. Josh Brooker says:

    Regular outlets have holes in the back….Why is it OK to use the holes on
    the GFI and not the regular outlet?

  7. necromaxx says:

    in Europe is 220V 😀

  8. slaterking1000 says:

    Is then when you just complete the circuit this happens? Is you just touch
    the live your blasted back.

  9. mike carr says:

    it tightens,it tightens tight. that’s what she in the box jam it
    in? that is what she got to love sex jokes.

  10. vgdd4 says:

    how to install a switch and and plug in, i dont know if im using the right
    terms, but, a can turn lights on and off and connect my cellphone charger

  11. patwregan says:

    master home inspector? leave the electrical work to real electricians,
    liscensed and trained profesionals – you are a hack wanna be electrician
    and you are taking business from real electricians- you also installed that
    gfci outlet incorectly- old work instalations need the ears removed from
    the outlet so that the finish plate sits flush on the wall- if you were an
    electrician you would have known that- i rest my case- stick to home

  12. exile341 says:

    If the Outlet put puts AC then should make no difference which wire goes
    where? (hot+Neutral only not ground)

  13. KuhParticle says:

    @TKEryan1007 no actually “ground down” is incorrect.. grounds supposed to
    be up so if water ever runs from the ceiling it’ll hit ground first.. NEC
    doesnt require ground up but it should be done that way

  14. Dmitrytln says:

    @patwregan May I guess? You’re electrical contactor and give that advance
    to save work for you, cause only thing you can do in your life is clamping
    wires in the terminals. I’m sure, that you can’t calculate anythyng clever
    like cable heating or loses in the cable. Due to my agenda opinion, you
    can’t calculate exercise on Kirghoff’s law and you don’t know them at all.

  15. Dmitrytln says:

    @patwregan It’ll be real shame for me replace the outlets having license.
    You know, my exams at university were 50 times difficult than replacing
    outlets and now I’m feeling myself real specialist after getting diploma.
    And who said you, that all of homeowners are rich to call contactors for
    doing simple works? Maybe heroinesellers have money to replace the wiring
    every month, but I’m not sure about usual people. Better to teach them how
    to it themself correctly.

  16. Fighting4Traction says:

    @Dmitrytln You completely missed the point. Don’t play with live electrical

  17. Greven says:

    Here in Sweden we have N (Blue) Neutral and L1 (Brown) “Hot wire”. And PE
    (Yellow-Green) Protection Earth. FYI

  18. Kaine Lanham says:

    uninsulated screw driver…lol

  19. rets ain says:

    thats very simple…”

  20. Techozek says:

    No sleeving on the earth? Didn’t double back the conductor? Electric
    Screwdriver for tightening socket outlet on? No insulated screwdriver? Bad
    practice shown in this video.

  21. Insignia96 says:

    @Techozek Look, I didn’t come here to get in some argument about electrical
    wiring, I was only making sure that anyone reading the comments knew that
    this is not the worst possible way to wire an outlet (like you made it
    sound) and as for the difference between codes in the US and UK, who really
    gives a fuck? My house hasn’t burned down with the codes here and yours
    hasn’t burned down with the codes there. Also, for someone from the country
    that invented English, your grammar is terrible.

  22. Stuart Bezanson says:

    Actually unless you’re connecting a GFI plug in series with another outlet
    you leave the yellow cover piece on, it covers the load connections which
    you would not typically use in a single outlet box.

  23. Mike Machado says:

    fuk ur worthless add

  24. DarkstarDarth says:

    I don’t really like upside down receptacles, but I know this is just to
    familiarize the procedure to the homeowner schmo.

  25. CohSuranami says:

    I have old early 90s style outlets that needs replacement in my home. When
    I check the outlets, There are multiple wires going into the same screw.
    Some outlets will have 2 black, 2 white, 2 ground wires. Others will have 3
    black, 2 white, 2 ground wires. I mean the outlets themselves are 15amp. I
    took one out to replace and it had like 2 ground wires going onto the same
    screw (green). Don’t know what to do, since it won’t fit more than one on
    the same screw(s).