Updating old electrical outlets
The other side of the outlet should have gold screws and/or markings indicating hot wires (the black wires).
And one screw towards the bottom that is green, this screw is for your bare or ground wire.14.
Always check both the top and bottom of an outlet before you work on it. Now strip about 1/4 inch of the insulation from the end of your wire.
) cushion to sit on power drill with screwdriver bits to speed up the process Turn off the power to the outlet you are working on. Inspect the outlet and see if you have the same amp replacement outlet.
I highly recommend putting a night light or light in the outlet and turn it on. If the tester lights up, you need to back up and turn off the power to the outlet! (Usually there are marking denoting 15A 125V or 20A 120V on the silver tabs, on the back or near the screw hole in the middle of the outlet.)6.
One very important component is the box where the wire will be installed.
The type and size of the home wiring electrical boxes will depend upon the circuit size, application and its location.Then shut off the circuit at your circuit breaker and check to see that the light has gone out. Turn off your power, double check both outlets with your light to make sure the power is out to both top and bottom outlets.2. If it doesn’t light up, then check the bottom outlet as well. Note which wires are attached to the outlet and where.