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Watch How to Install a GFCI Electrical Outlet Like a Pro

I kidnapped my electrician.

And we filmed 4 hours of video tutorials.

Today is the first video and he’s going to show you how to install a GFCI electrical outlet.

If you don’t watch Bill’s tips you’ll miss out (not only on his genius but the cool giveaway).

How often do see a professional licensed electrician perform his craft?

Not often enough.

Plus, there’s a big update to GFCIs you should know about…


When you see a tradesman in action you learn a ton.

I’ve gotten help from Bill White for over 8 years.

Bill’s the type of guy who’s a life-long learner (he actually started his career with Intel) and cares about his customers.

Bill and Jeff

For these reasons I nominated him for Klein’s Electrician of the Year.

As you can tell from the pic, we had a fun time making this video.

A few weeks back I learned about a new electrical requirement.

The folks from UL, Underwriters Laboratories, mandated all new GFCIs to be self-testing by the end of June 2015.


Do you test your GFCI every month?

You should but don’t feel bad if you forget.  Most people (including your’s truly) do this.

GFCI outlets protect you from being shocked.

They save lives.

I don’t want to get shocked while flat ironing or blow drying my daughter’s hair.

Yes I actually do this kind of stuff for both my daughters 😀

If your GFCI isn’t working properly it can’t protect you.

Pressing the “Test” and “Reset” is the easiest way to ensure the GFCI is functional.

If the Test button doesn’t pop back out then you know the mechanics of the GFCI are broken and the outlet should be replaced.

But again, who does this?

Here’s where Leviton’s new SmartlockPro Self-Testing GFCI comes in handy.

It does the Test and Reset for you.

SmartlockPro GFCI

Electrical Traps Most Homeowners Fall Into (and how to avoid them)

We all fall into the first trap: Not feeling like we have the skills to do electrical work.

Don’t fret, after you watch Bill you’ll avoid this trap along with several others.

He’ll show you what to do step-by-step.

Before we start lets remember the First Rule of electrical: turn off the power to your circuit at the electric panel or fuse box

Turn Off Electricity

Let’s jump into the video so you can see Bill in action

What’s Next

Hopefully today’s GFCI tips help you with your project. It’s always great to see how an electrician installs devices!!

If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and need help, join one of our online courses – they’ll make your bathroom renovation much easier!

Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help.

Thanks as always for reading, watching and making our Do-It-Yourself community the coolest ever.



GFCI Outlet Installation