Install a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)

A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) is a type of electronic device that protects you from deadly electric shock. The device monitors the flow of electricity in a circuit – any sudden changes and it quickly shut off the flow of electricity (up to one-thirtieth of a second). So you’ll still still get a shock but only a small one.

Good places for GFCIs? Kitchens, bathrooms, spas, garages, etc. – anywhere you are likely to use an appliance near water. GFCIs should be installed by a licensed electrician but if you are experienced with electrical work you may consider doing it yourself.

Read The ABCs of GFCI installation by BeJane on the Seattle Times.

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 10:26 am and is filed under DIY, Electrical, Home Improvement. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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