How to Wire a Doorbell

1394 WordsJan 27, 20186 Pages
Anyone can wire a doorbell if he follows these steps and safety precautions. Modern day doorbells use transformers to supply power to the circuit. One can wire up a doorbell if they use safety precautions, follow instructions,and the proper materials to wire it with. Take safety precautions by using the correct tools which includes screwdrivers,wire strippers,electrical contact cleaner, fine sandpaper, rubbing alcohol, and a cotton swab or old toothbrush although door bells don’t use much voltage(Brooks). Make sure to turn off the circuit breaker that supplies power to the old doorbell. Even though most doorbells are wired with a low-voltage transformer, there is still the danger of electric shock. Safety first always check to see if the circuit breaker is in the tripped position if it is try resetting and the check the buttons to see if the doorbell will ring if not turn off the power to the doorbell and and disconnect the hot and neutral wires from the doorbell transformer leave the wires hanging so they are not touching anything and turn on the circuit again also to stay safe by wearing rubber-soled shoes and using tools with rubber handles(1). Choose an accurate position of where the doorbell button and receiver will be placed and position the button at a level where family members can reach it also position the receiver where it can be heard from anywhere in your house therefore follow the manufacturer's instructions for mounting the button and receiver on the type
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