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Convert a two-prong outlet into a three-prong outlet by turning off the power at the fuse box, removing and replacing the receptacle, grounding the connection, then restoring power and testing the circuit. As long as the... More »

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Adapting a three-prong cord to a four-prong cord allows homeowners to use older dryers in newer homes. Three-to-four-prong wall adapters do not exist, but dryer manufacturers make it easy to swap appliance cords to meet ... More »

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A three-prong wire outlet has parallel slots with a hot and a neutral wire, plus a ground slot below the others to prevent electrical shocks from appliances with metal casings. It accepts both two- and three-prong plugs. More »

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To install a GFCI plug, ensure the power is off, remove the existing unit from the electrical box, and disconnect the wires from the receptacle. Then match wires to the appropriate screw, push the outlet into the box, an... More »

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To install, a GFCI outlet, turn off the power to the affected room at the circuit box, take out the existing outlet, identify and connect the line wires, followed by the load wires. Put the GFCI into the wall box, and pu... More »

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To move an electrical outlet, cut a hole for the electrical box in the new location, install the box, run wires from the old location to the new one, connect the wires to the receptacle, and screw the receptacle onto the... More »

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To add and wire a 110-volt electrical outlet, turn off the power, cut the hole for the new electrical box, pull out the electrical cable and attach the wires to the outlet. Consult an electrician to wire the new outlet t... More »

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