Can I install GFCI myself?
After you have removed the old outlet, you can begin replacing it with the new GFCI outlet. Using your needle nosed pliers or wire cutter, make sure the wires are straight and able to be put into the new GFCI outlet. As you begin, turn the outlet over. You only want to be rewiring your GFCI outlet into the line screws.
Can I replace a regular outlet with a GFCI?
You can replace almost any electrical outlet with a GFCI outlet. Correctly wired GFCIs will also protect other outlets on the same circuit. While its common to find GFCI outlets in bathrooms and kitchens, there are GFCI outlet requirements.
What if my outlets are not grounded?
Yes, absolutely. Ungrounded outlets increase the chance of: Electrical fire. Without the ground present, errors that occur with your outlet may cause arcing, sparks and electrical charge that can spawn fire along walls, or on nearby furniture and fixtures.