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How to Replace an Outlet

These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to easily replace an electrical outlet.

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Top 36 Outlets Projects

  1. 1. Installing a GFCI Outlet (05:32)

    See how an expert safely installs a GFCI in areas where water is present.

  2. 2. Replacing Outlets

    Replacing outlets with safer GFCI outlets is a simple project for beginner DIYers to bring their kitchen and bathroom outlets up to cod...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. Removing an Outlet (01:25)

    Find out how to safely remove an unused outlet from your home.

  4. 4. Overloaded Circuits (00:48)

    Home electronics are better than ever...just don't overload your circuits!

  5. 5. Design Outlet Covers (02:31)

    Snazz up your outlets and light switches with your own decorative covers.

  6. 6. Safe Outlets for Your Home (02:44)

    Ground fault circuit interrupters are a great investment for home safety.

  7. 7. How to Identify Wiring

    DIY Network experts offer tips on how to identify the wiring in your house.

  8. 8. Know Your Home's Electrical System

    If you're building a new home, don't assume you have no control over the locations of the electrical outlets. DIY Network experts offer...

  9. 9. How to Replace an Electrical Outlet Receptacle

    At Disaster House, we invited heavy-metal rock band Slaughter to overload our electrical system. We had the band to hook up all of thei...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. How to Wire an Entertainment Bar

    Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to wire and add outlets to an entertainment bar.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 11. Bathroom Safety (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics for bathroom safety.

  12. 12. Wow! What a Workshop (20:00)

    A spare room in the basement is turned into a workshop.

  13. 13. Bosch Brute (01:07)

    This jackhammer plugs into a standard outlet and is easy for anyone to use.

  14. 14. Switchplate & Outlet Covers (00:48)

    Coordinate switchplates and electrical outlets to any color you want.

  15. 15. Rotating Plugs and P-Traps (02:20)

    A rotating wall plug and innovative new p-trap have the guys wowed at IBS.

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