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

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.

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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.

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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Conclusão

Now you can safely use the Receptacle.

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