How to Install Electrical Outlets : Testing Electrical Outlets for Connectivity

Testing electrical outlets for connectivity is an important part of the installation process. Learn how to install and wire a new electrical outlet with expe…

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  1. rgsgww says:

    yes those are expensive…but he made a mistake see those cheap ass ones
    will not see when a retard runs a wire from ground to nutrul so it looks
    like its grounded…

  2. chummel123 says:

    Im still learning about alot of this stuff. really interesting hearing
    other pros comments…Im wondering if any1 can lead me to some good dmm
    vids. in particular, actually testing an electrical outlet with my dmm(plug
    in the wall!!)At my bloody ends wit. cheers…anyone!?

  3. gotogobideo says:

    You didn’t show shit. Your a real professional.

  4. Etrician55 says:

    depending what style multimeter u have testing a wall outlet set to VAC

  5. chummel123 says:

    good man. thanks for the reply. figured that one now.

  6. Extra44Files says:

    Wow, this video is completely wrong. Testing the GFCI receptacle by pushing
    the test/reset button is insane. The receptacle tester should include a
    GFCI tester also that will short of the receptacle causing the GFCI to trip
    automatically. Often the GFCI will protect everything downstream in the
    circuit but will not protect itself if wired incorrectly. As a home
    inspector I see this way to often, even in new homes. Also, my testers wear
    out about every 3 months and become unreliable.

  7. sxrking says:

    Anyone can become a home inspector! He is not a true pro. I have been a
    union journeyman for 15+ yrs, leave this stuff to the pros.

  8. Boostngo says:

    hahaha we push union around because they are our bitches, plus union
    carpenters when they work inside they leave the job site early. Pussy

  9. sgtgrooover says:

    the plug in 3-prong device is a gfci indicator, it doesn’t test the gfci
    for proper operation…

  10. MrSparks134 says:

    why would he put the lights on the load side?

  11. MrSparks134 says:

    @spencerny I think you’re a high school drop out! You can’t even make a
    complete sentence!!! D- BAG!!

  12. sxrking says:

    You cant push shit in your buddies asshole fucktard

  13. sxrking says:

    Really? 5 yrs apprenticeship and to become a union elect you need a high
    school diploma you motherless fuckstain now go stock the shelves at walmart
    and wait for the house you wired to burn down!

  14. soundspark says:

    @spencerny I agree. An outlet at work was getting hot and burning up plugs.
    Found out that someone used the “back stab” holes with stranded wire, a
    blatant violation of electrical code.

  15. Patriotic Media says:

    @spencerny Electricians need a high school and college education. Nobody
    who’s licensed will be a dropout of any kind. Installing electrical
    equipment is serious business, and can lead to disaster if done improperly.

  16. Luis Nunes says:

    Wrong!!! You should never protect lights with a GFCI. If it trips you can’t
    see nothing and as you run you trip and break a leg. Now a days everybody
    is an electrician and it scares me.

  17. DistincTHD says:

    @MrSparks134 He just needs to add commas dude

  18. Luis Nunes says:

    @hitachi088 You’re pathetic. NEVER protect any kind of light fixture with a
    GFCI. End of discussion.

  19. Techozek says:

    Never protect lighting with a GFCI, (or RCD)??? Ever heard of dual RCD
    consumer unit. Dumb Americans.

  20. Gtbomb1 says:

    wtf? why would u run power to the gfi and than the light? so when it trips
    everyone is running around the house like a jackass? no no u run power to
    the switch and than the light duh much easier to work with if any future
    problems. licensed Electrician in NYC for over 13 years.

  21. Vnix says:

    agreed, lighting doesnt need gfci protection.