How to Install GFCI Outlets

Cheap insurance against deadly shocks

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Electrical tape
  • Voltage tester
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Utility knife
  • Wire stripper/cutter

You'll also need a side cutter.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • GFCI outlet
  • Wire nuts
  • Wire staples
  • Electrical cable
  • Electrical boxes