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Installing a tamper-resistant receptacle (Page 2)


Step 5. Clip off the stripped ends of the wires and use your combination tool to strip away about of insulation. Then use your needlenose pliers to bend the stripped portions in small, clockwise hooks. Take one of the black wires and wrap the end of the wire around one of the two brass- colored screws on the side of the switch. Tighten the screw so its snug. If there is a second black wire, wrap it around the other brass screw in the same way.

 

Step 6. Now take one of the white wires d wrap the end of the wire around one of the silver screws. Tighten the screw so its snug. Do the same for the second white wire, if there is one. Connect the copper wire to the green-colored screw on the receptacle.

 

WHAT IF...?

What if I want a tamper-resistant GFCI receptacle?

No problem. GFCIs are available with the same shutter mechanism.
 

Step 7. Once the connections are made, gently tuck the wires and the receptacle in to the box so the holes at top and bottom of the receptacle align with the holes in the box. Use a screwdriver to drive the two long mounting screws that hold the receptacle to the box. Replace the cover plate. Restore the power and test your receptacle.

 

 

 

 

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