Installing, troubleshooting or repairing a doorbell.

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Is exposed doorbell wiring in the garage dangerous?

When we bought our house 12 yrs ago, we learned during the walk through that the exposed wires in the garage were from the doorbell. He said to never touch the wires because we could get ...
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Why does my Ring doorbell keep repeating the chime?

I installed one of those fancy new Ring doorbells (the video / WiFi connected doodads) and it keeps repeating my doorbell chime. When you press the button to "Ring" me, the doorbell chime rings and ...
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Can a doorbell transformer sit loose inside main panel?

Can a low voltage transformer for a doorbell sit loose (not screwed to anything) inside the main panel or does it have to be affixed somehow? It came with holes but I'd need to drill holes in the ...
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Doorbell low voltage converter sharing breaker

Can a doorbell low voltage converter share another circuit's breaker by both wires plugging into it? Or should a single wire go into the breaker but split it inside the panel using a wire but? Or does ...
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New doorbell stopped working, now not working properly

I have a doorbell question. Here is my setup. Years ago I added a wireless electronic doorchime "extender" to our existing wired doorbell so that we could hear the doorbell in our basement. All worked ...
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Diagnosing a doorbell fault

My doorbell recently stopped working, after a decorator painted my hallway. It is a wired system with a bell transformer beside the consumer unit. There are 2 wired bell units inside the house – one ...
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Purpose of mercury switch in old doorbell

I moved recently and the new house has a vintage doorbell. It's by Friedland, but there's no other identifying information that would help me find a manual. All the wires had been disconnected by the ...
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Muting PC audio when doorbell rings

So the setup is as follows. I've got one of those wireless doorbells in which the button is powered by a 9V battery and is stickied to the door and the sound comes from a speaker plugged in a wall ...
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What is this thing with wires found on wall inside closet, and how do I remove it?

My 1950's-ish home in Pennsylvania has an addition built off of the kitchen (no idea when the addition was built). In this addition there is a closet I am remodeling. While taking down the wood ...
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Add a new doorbell to basement, upgraded transformer, still doesn't work

I recently finished my basement and ran a wire in the wall (where I wanted my new door bell to my current doorbell transformer. I've been unsuccessful in getting both my upstairs and downstairs ...
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Trying to find 5.5" surface mount doorbell button [duplicate]

I really like my doorbell and the plastic push button is broken thus not working. It came with the home when we bought the house from the builder. Now it's hard to find builder materials. It's 5.5" ...
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Where can I buy this doorbell button? [closed]

See attached picture. I am not sure if the title is correct. The door bell button (the plastic cover area) broke. Can anyone tell where can I buy this exact doorbell?
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Is it safe to leave exposed black wire from doorbell transformer?

Is it safe for the time being to leave a loose black electrical wire from my doorbell transformer? (I think this is the transformer based on what I have read) I tried to push the box into the wall ...
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How can I muffle a loud doorbell?

I live in an apartment, in which the doorbell emits an unreasonably loud tone (kind of square-wave-y) continuously and at constant volume for as long as someone has the button depressed. Since people ...
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How can I send a signal to a home server when the doorbell is pressed?

I want to attach a device that can send a signal over wireless to my server when the door bell is pressed. I'm assuming the device would tap into the wiring for the door bell, so that when pressed, ...
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How to add wireless capabilities to a doorbell button?

My parents have a wired 8V doorbell with a button next to the front door. In some weeks they'll have a small gate approx 10 meter from the front door which will be locked most of the time. People ...
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Adding Undersized Fuse to Doorbell Circuit?

So recently my doorbell button got stuck and it burnt out both the electromagnetic coil in the chime and the transformer. As I'm replacing everything I was thinking that I could add fuse to prevent a ...
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How to remove wires from doorbell

I was tasked with removing a broken doorbell from the outside of the building. I'm not sure what to do with the wires? If I pull on them they come out further but not a whole lot. I want to at least ...
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How do I wire a door bell?

Can anyone make an educated guess on how to wire so the door bell rings? The flat used to have door phone entry system, but it doesn't work anymore. So it is used as normal bell. In flat we had a ...
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Can a door bell be powered from a receptacle?

What's an easy way of installing a traditional door bell? I know there are the wireless, battery operated ones, but I'm tired of changing out batteries. Is there a version of doorbell that could just ...
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Doorbell for a rectangular switch box [closed]

I have a doorbell button that goes on a rectangular switch box that is outside my house. The rectangular switch box is inside concrete. Since the doorbell button is outside exposed to the weather, the ...
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How to get doorbell louder?

My mom has a Nutone wired doorbell but is finding it is not quite loud enough when she is in some parts of the house far away from the bell. I looked at the doorbell and it seems to be functioning ...
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Does it mean a broken wire if a doorbell transformer works, but there is little-to-no voltage at the switch?

My family has just moved to an older home, and I've been tasked with repairing the doorbell(s). We have two doorbells, both connected to the same (for lack of a better word) ding-dong-thing. :) I ...
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What should I check when troubleshooting a doorbell?

Our doorbell stopped working a while ago and my wife finally bugged me enough to fix it. First, I found a diagram on another site when I googled this. It is wired like the right box: I started by ...
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How can I locate the doorbell transformer?

my doorbell stopped working and I tested it with a multimeter and found no current to the box. How do I locate the transformer to replace it?
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Doorbell became very soft, battery replacement only necessary?

My doorbell ("speaker" portion pictured above) got very soft today. It still chimes, but just barely. I'm guessing it's battery-operated and the batteries are weak, but how can I tell for ...