Here are the steps on how to install an exterior GFCI. You will need a GFCI outlet, a weatherproof electrical box, romex cable, wire strippers, a screwdriver, a hammer, and a saw.
1. Turn off the power to the circuit at the breaker box.
2. Mount the electrical box in the desired location. Make sure that the box is level and secure.
3. Run the romex cable from the breaker box to the electrical box.
4. Connect the wires to the GFCI outlet. The black wire should be connected to the brass screw, the white wire should be connected to the silver screw, and the green or bare copper wire should be connected to the green screw.
5. Test the GFCI outlet to make sure that it is working properly.
6. Mount the GFCI outlet cover.
7. Turn the power back on to the circuit.
Here are some safety tips to keep in mind when installing an exterior GFCI:
1. Always turn off the power to the circuit before working on it.
2. Use insulated tools when working with electrical wiring.
3. Be careful not to damage the wires when you are connecting them to the GFCI outlet.
4. Test the GFCI outlet to make sure that it is working properly before you use it.
Here are some troubleshooting tips if you have problems installing an exterior GFCI:
1. If you are not sure how to connect the wires to the GFCI outlet, consult the instructions that came with the outlet.
2. If you have trouble getting the GFCI outlet to work, check the circuit breaker to make sure that it is turned on.
3. If you still have problems, call an electrician for help.