Wiring Outlets projects
Wiring Outlets and Switches the Safe and Easy Way
Play it smart and stay safe when wiring outlets and switches
Tighten a Loose Outlet
Do you have outlets with cracked cover plates? The outlet box was probably set too deep, leaving the outlet unsupported. Here's a quick fix that…
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Repair Electrical Outlets: Fix Loose Outlets
Electrical switches and outlets that move around because the box is too recessed can be a safety problem. Outlet shims offer a quick and…
Testing GFCI Outlets
All GFCI outlets have one little-known flaw: their circuitry eventually wears out, usually after about 10 years, at which point they no longer…
How to Add an Outdoor Outlet
Add an outdoor electrical outlet to get power to where you need it, especially for holiday lights. Do it safely and easily with this simple…
Installing Electrical Outlets: Which way is up?
Install outlets (receptacles) with the ground hole either up or down. Both are correct. But be consistent.
How to Install a Tamper-Resistant Outlet
Replace standard electrical outlets with tamper-resistant outlets for a safer home. They're inexpensive and easy to install.
Install a Wall Hugger Receptacle
Gain precious extra inches of space on kitchen countertops and behind appliances by replacing an existing receptacle with a recessed electrical…
How to Add Outlets Easily With Surface Wiring
With surface wiring you can add outlets, switches and lights wherever you want easily and quickly, without tearing open a wall. When you paint…
How to Make Two-Prong Outlets Safer
Increase the safety of your old two-prong outlets by installing a new ground fault circuit interrupter receptacle. The GFCI will protect…