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Introdução

Replacing older homes aluminum wired receptacle with copper wiring reducing risk of fire to modern homes.

  1. Ensure to follow every step in Step 1 to avoid electrocution. Check to ensure Receptacle Tester is working properly. Locate the Breaker Panel and breaker for the Receptacle (generally will be a 15A or 20A).
    • Ensure to follow every step in Step 1 to avoid electrocution.

    • Check to ensure Receptacle Tester is working properly.

    • Locate the Breaker Panel and breaker for the Receptacle (generally will be a 15A or 20A).

    • Switch the breaker to OFF position

    • Check to ensure none of the lights on tester is lit.

  2. Unscrew the screw securing the receptacle faceplate. Unscrew the screws securing the receptacle to box. Pull receptacle from the  box.
    • Unscrew the screw securing the receptacle faceplate.

    • Unscrew the screws securing the receptacle to box.

    • Pull receptacle from the box.

  3. Unscrew all screws securing a wire from receptacle. Remove all wires from the receptacle.
    • Unscrew all screws securing a wire from receptacle.

    • Remove all wires from the receptacle.

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  5. Cut all damaged wires and trim to proper length (1/2-inch of bare wire each end). Cut all damaged wires and trim to proper length (1/2-inch of bare wire each end). Cut all damaged wires and trim to proper length (1/2-inch of bare wire each end).
    • Cut all damaged wires and trim to proper length (1/2-inch of bare wire each end).

  6. Tie the aluminum and copper wires by twisting it together. Secure the wires by using wing nut wire connectors.
    • Tie the aluminum and copper wires by twisting it together.

    • Secure the wires by using wing nut wire connectors.

  7. Create a hook form for each wires. Connect and secure black insulated wire to hot side of receptacle. Connect and secure white insulated wire to neutral side of receptacle.
    • Create a hook form for each wires.

    • Connect and secure black insulated wire to hot side of receptacle.

    • Connect and secure white insulated wire to neutral side of receptacle.

    • Connect and secure bare wire to ground port of receptacle.

  8. Wrap electrical tape to  ensure no wires short when reassemble. Bend the wires and push receptacle in the box. Secure the receptacle in box with screws.
    • Wrap electrical tape to ensure no wires short when reassemble.

    • Bend the wires and push receptacle in the box.

    • Secure the receptacle in box with screws.

    • Secure the faceplate with the screw.

  9. Locate the Breaker Panel and breaker for the Receptacle (generally will be a 15A or 20A). Switch the breaker to ON position.
    • Locate the Breaker Panel and breaker for the Receptacle (generally will be a 15A or 20A).

    • Switch the breaker to ON position.

    • Check if the needed lights is lit to state "CORRECT WIRING."

Conclusão

Now you can safely use the Receptacle.

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