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Do I need to hire a licensed electrician to install a GFCI outlet?

Yes, always
48%
In most cases
23%
In some cases
13%
No, it is not necessary.
13%
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Question: Do I need to hire a licensed electrician to install a GFCI outlet?
Top Answer (48% of 43 votes): Yes, always.

Answer: In most cases
Explanation: A homeowner with a little technical knowhow can certainly install a GFCI. I would recommend hiring a professional for the peace of mind that it is installed correctly and that no other electrical issues are present.
Jonathan Pitts
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: I would recommend it too, even simple things can expose other problems than unknowledgeable people can miss.
Aegis Electric LLC
Answer: No, it is not necessary.
Explanation: not necessary, but it should be what the customer feels the most comfortable with
Electrical Services Inc.
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Answer: In some cases
Explanation: usually not . but some case you might
ELITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: That depends if you are the legal home owner. A home owner can all ways take a Home Owners permit out and do the work them self's. The most important thing is to correctly wire the line and loads and make sure that the grounding is correct
D B Electric
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: A licensed electrician needs to install all new branch circuit
My Electrician
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: The state requires that all electrical work be proformed by a licensed electrical company or individual.
Seabreeze Electric
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Always hire pro
Gacem Electric
Answer: No, it is not necessary.
Explanation: Replacement. No permit needed
Kristoff Electric
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: License electrician is aware of risk and elimanate or prevent hazards from occurring. Hiring a electrician to install a GFCI can benefit with resolving other types of risk that may have a potential occurrence
Branch Power Services
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: you should
Jove Electric
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: In Texas if you own the house and live in it, and it is in an unincorporated area, you do not need a licensed electrician to install a GFCI outlet.
LED Electrical Services
ProMatcher
Answer: Yes, always
Explanation: Technically you need a permit for everything but most inspectors don't want you to waste their time.
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
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