I currently have a battery powered doorbell that I would like to replace with a hardwired doorbell. Problem is, my house is not wired for a doorbell.
My solution is to replace the outlet in the picture, with one of these doorbell transformers: Broan-NuTone C915 Doorbell Transformer
Now, the only issue I have is running some doorbell wire a few feet through an exterior wall to this outlet that will be replaced by the transformer.
My idea is to use a long bit, like this: 5/16" x 36" Snakebit wiring drill bit and drill straight through the exterior trim where I want the wire to come out, through a couple studs in the exterior wall and to the stud bay where the outlet box is, then pull the wire down to the box. All while just drilling once, hopefully eliminating opening up the drywall in each stud bay. I am hoping to only have a hole in the stud bay where I need to pull the wire down.
Is this the best way to do this? Are there any issues that I might not be seeing? Is there a better way?