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Old 09-15-2010, 03:26 AM   #16
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Now let me get this straight. Someone Copped your copper clapper?

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Tattoo machines use the EXACT mechanism as these doorbells. If you are having any problem at all I would suggest having a look at one of them on google as a reference for parts and wiring. also, there are thousands of inexpensive power supplies available for coil based tattoo machines that I am sure would work just as well for this doorbell.
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Why do I have the gut feeling that tattoo machines and accessories cost far more than a new doorbell of the same kind and a transformer even though they may be the same physically?
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Like most mechanical applications, with tattoo machines you can find anything from cheap mass produced chinese products to very expensive one-of-a-kind handmade equipment. For this application I would assume the mass produced variety is going to be the way to go. Also, these machines are made to run constantly for hours, far more work than any doorbell would ever be required to do. Unless you have ALOT of guests. I digress, check with the Chinese stuff. It's relatively cheap and far more resilient than anything made for doorbells. Also, I believe part of the concern was the wiring and if it was connected properly. I also feel like the tattoo machine guts would certainly ring the hell out of that bell. I am pretty sure you can find the cheaper machines for about 25.00 dollars. I would never use something like that for applying a tattoo but I do think they would make great doorbells. Hope any of this helps. Take care.

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Reading through the last few replies, is it possible that the two terminals are for different ring tones?

Seems like the positions of the two coils would produce a different mechanical resonance depending upon which coil you energized.

Like a unique front door/rear door ring tone.

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