My wife has had her heart set on getting a Ring Pro video doorbell since someone at work demonstrated theirs. We picked one up from Lowes today, but discovered we had an issue when we got home and looked at installing it.

Image of the doorbell in its frame, perpendicular to the porch

Somehow, we'd missed that the doorbell is set into the post at a perpendicular angle. The people with Ring Pro support are sending a bracket, but I don't think the result will be able to be mounted without blocking the screen door. I can't find any handy spot where the post is fastened into the door frame such that we might drill holes to reroute the wires.

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It kind of looks like there's some amount of separation, but I haven't found any nails or screws. Is there any advice on how I might get this doorbell hung?

The inside of the post does not appear to be hollow:
Image of the recess where the old doorbell sits recess of the old doorbell with the flash on

  • start by detaching the doorbell switch from the door post – jsotola Sep 1 '18 at 18:23
  • @jstola: Is there something I should be looking for in the process? – Sean Duggan Sep 1 '18 at 18:29
  • space inside the door post .... you do not have all the available information about the door post until you take off the push button switch and look inside the hole where the wires are – jsotola Sep 1 '18 at 19:08
  • @jsotola: Ah. Thank you. I was just trying to make sure that you were doing the "follow the instructions for installation" when I was looking for a different question. – Sean Duggan Sep 1 '18 at 19:14
  • @jsotola: Unfortunately, it looks like they only added enough space for the wires. – Sean Duggan Sep 1 '18 at 19:44

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