I'm quite afraid of accidentally hitting the doorbell wiring and breaking the wire since the transformer is located in a somewhat accessible location n the garage. What's a good way of protecting the wiring that comes from the transformer? I've thought of using conduit but can't see a good way to route it.

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  • How far does this setup extend off the wall/ceiling it's attached to? Also, where does the cable headed off the top of the shot re-enter the wall at? – ThreePhaseEel Apr 21 at 4:08
  • Relocate the transformer and tidy up those wires – Solar Mike Apr 21 at 8:07
  • The setup is about 2 feet from the ceiling. The top cable enters in from another hole closer to the top. – Tom S Apr 21 at 16:02
  • Is that a Red wirenut with two tiny wires in it? It's about 6 sizes too big for that wire, which needs a little (typically Orange) one to connect it properly and securely. – Ecnerwal Apr 22 at 2:40
  • @TomS -- are you saying it's attached to the ceiling and sticking two feet down from it, as I find that hard to believe? Or is it attached to a wall, and if it is on a wall, then how far out from the wall does it project? – ThreePhaseEel Apr 22 at 3:10

Given it's low voltage wiring, you could put pretty much any sort of box over that mess.

Sure, you could wrap it inside a nice electrical box with an appropriate sized hole in the back for the transformer. It will cost some money, but it will also give you conduit options, etc.

Then again, you could cut a hole or 3 in a plastic shoebox and screw it to the wall, because it's low voltage and does not technically need any protection.

Or you could put a wooden box over it (but it has to be one you can open, as you can't make the junction box inaccessible) - say a free removed cabinet, and you remove the back and screw it to the wall over the mess. Or you build a simple open box, screw it to the wall, and add a door to cover the front. Possibly just a shelf below would make it less likely to be hit/snagged (with cleaning up the wiring.)

You could also tidy the mess up and staple/wire-tie it close to the wall, without all those loops just waiting to snag things, and call it done. Or you could get some adhesive-mount plastic wiremold to cover the wires, but you still need to tidy up those loops.

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