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Keep Santa Safe: Test or Replace Your GFCIs

$15
1 Hour
Easy

Everyone this time of year has beautiful lights on the outside of their house to celebrate the holidays. And during the summer my neighbors have accent lighting they like to use in the evening .
This past weekend I noticed one of our outlets wasn't a GFCI and I decided to replace it. About 30 minutes after I finished it started to rain, which got me thinking.
If you don't have your lights plugged into
Know how to wire a GFCI the correct way, identify LINE and LOAD cables
Know how to wire a GFCI the correct way, identify LINE and LOAD cables
Have a weatherproof GFCI cover to protect your electrical box from rain
Have a weatherproof GFCI cover to protect your electrical box from rain
Keep Santa safe with outdoor GFCIs.
Keep Santa safe with outdoor GFCIs.
This old exterior outlet is toast.
This old exterior outlet is toast.
Test for power with a voltage tester.
Test for power with a voltage tester.
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  • Another tip, you mentioned (in your blog post) the limitations on the number of conductors allowed to share a common box with a GFCI. If this is a problem, a GFCI breaker can be installed in the electrical panel, rather than at an outlet.

  • Home Repair Tutor
    on Dec 17, 2012

    Thanks Brian for recommending the GFCI breaker :)

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