soaked electrical outlet

Discussion in 'shop/garage Electrical related' started by Grumpy, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    we all make mistakes, this ones fairly cheap and simple to repair,
    make 100% sure the powers off by flipping the beaker controlling the outlet,
    if you have one stand on a good rubber mat,
    disassemble the wet outlet, clean dry , and flush exposed wires with wd40 ,
    replace outlet plug assembly, then reconnect the wires too new outlet guts,
    GENERALLY (BLACK wires, to gold screws white to silver screws green to ground)
    if that won,t cure it, replace GFI outlet also, total time under 15 minutes per outlet even if your not electrically skilled cost under $18 per outlet

    use 20 amp rated GFI outlets


    use 20 amp rated slave outlets behind the 20 amp rated gfi master control outlet
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  2. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    20 amp GFI is the lowest allowed under the NFI electrical codes ver 2016-
  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey Staff Member

    thats probably true but they still sell 15 amp GFI outlets

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