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  1. Electrical
    I have recently begun investigating our home and noticed that the electrical panel is located outside our home. It appears that wire is run under our home through the crawl space. I had plans to install a doorbell to the panel as there is no existing doorbell for our home. However, I have no...
  2. Electrical
    Purchased Ring Pro. Have an existing mechanical doorbell. Discovered that current doorbell is wired with CAT5, not 18 guage doorbell wire. Current transformer is 16v 10va. Going to swap out transformer with 16v 30va unit. First instinct was to replace CAT 5 with 18 guage, or which I would...
  3. Electrical
    I live in a house that seems to have been built out of spare parts by the previous owner. I recently had a lot of work done after Harvey flooded it, and the workers took my doorbell assembly apart and left it half there on the wall. I bought a new wireless system and installed it, but I want...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, I am looking to replace a wired door chime in my home. A majority of the wired door chimes I have found are 16V and use something like 6VA. I see that a lot of wired doorbell transformers are 16V 10VA. The wired doorbell transformer in my home is 16V 20VA. Does this mean it will burn...
  5. Electrical
    I need a reality check, I am replacing a 1980's vintage NuTone LC42 doorbell with a new basic Home Depot contractor kit doorbell, and I have a couple of puzzles. The new doorbell comes with a 16v transformer, I measure 19v being delivered by the old transformer (no load) which I have yet to...
  6. Electrical
    I just got a Ring Pro Doorbell that I was about to install when I hit a snag on step one. The first thing I have to do is install a "Pro Power Kit" that came with the Doorbell Pro that makes sure that enough power is sent to the Ring Doorbell. However, when I removed the cover for my indoor...
  7. Electrical
    I have two questions one regarding a 220 circuit for a dryer and one regarding a doorbell circuit. 1.) I have a non-grounding surface mount 220 outlet. That three wires go in. I couldn’t find 10g wire with three insulated wires, Just 10/2 with a bare ground wire. Can I use the bare wire for...
  8. Electrical
    I know how to wire a doorbell, and I know how to wire a gate release. But I sometimes have to troubleshoot scrambled wiring where the doorbell and gate release are supplied by the same transformer, and use, at least in part, shared multi-wire cable. And, I then go nuts trying to trace the...
  9. Electrical
    So my doorbell stopped working. After some research I found that I should check the transformer. At the transformer, I was measuring 0V. Detached it and the input wires were measuring 120V (there are two white and two black coming into the box that were both connected in each wire nut + the wire...
  10. Electrical
    Hi folks. In the house I've been living in for the last few years, one of the two doorbell units stopped working. The older unit is a circular buzzer type which still works. The newer one is a Friedland 8va chime, which has kind of given up the ghost. I did some digging and buried under 8...
  11. Electrical
    Hi, I need to add a doorbell in my basement. I already have one upstairs. The issue I'm having is that I can't wrap my head around the wiring because the transformer is in the basement. The Transformer is a Tri voltage 8V 16VA 16V 30VA 24V 30VA I've attached 1 photo "ORIGINAL" showing how it...
  12. Electrical
    A couple of years ago I disconnected the doorbell wires and bought a wireless. That stopped working, and rather than invest in parts for it- I decided it would be cheaper in the long run to hook the wires back up. Unfortunately, I've now invested in two new transformers which have both blown...
  13. Electrical
    I just replaced my door chimes with an IQAmerica Wired + Wireless Door Chime, digital chimes (8). Since I already had a Wired Chime I followed the wired instructions. I aligned and transferred the two wires (Transformer and Front push button). All looked good except when I rang the bell it only...
  14. Electrical
    I have a typical ding dong doorbell. The button is obviously at my front door, the chime is above my stairs and very unusual. It has 2 wires coming from the back that splits into a red and yellow wire. So there's 2 reds and 2 yellows. The bell has screw connectors that say, front, transformer...
  15. Electrical
    Does anyone have any suggestions for being able to have our front door's doorbell button operate 4 doorbells within the home (one in garage, one in shop and 2 in our 3 story home)? Maybe a particular brand that may allow this setup? I was hoping there was some way to do this maybe with a higher...
  16. Electrical
    Recently we moved into a home and the doorbell is missing. There is a small hole in the brick wall with two wires inside. I've tried to pull the wires out of the hole in order to extend them enough to connect to a new doorbell unsuccessfully. Is there some easy way that I could strip the ends of...
  17. Electrical
    Hi all, Here's my situation: I have a Duplex with a (now almost) finished basement. There is a common entrance to the building with an electric latch to unlock the door remotely from either the main floor or second floor units. As far as I can tell, there is only one transformer feeding the...
  18. Electrical
    So I have an old house that I am (very) slowly renovating. A week ago I finally finished installing a wired doorbell and when I pressed the button... nothing happened. This evening I was fiddling around and haven't had any luck. I was concerned that the chime itself might not be working...
  19. Electrical
    Our doorbell has been not working for sometime now. I am finally getting around to looking at it. I really don't know where to start with this system. It is an older model, but through fidgeting with it would sometimes work for a month or so then not work, I would open it up again and it work...
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