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Brookworld
Re: How to find doorbell transformer
dj1 wrote:

To save time and money, why not switch to a wireless doorbell?

I've installed a few of them, they work on batteries and they are very inexpensive. But if you're really tired of solicitors, just keep your disabled bell :cool:;)

My 78-year old mother-in-law has a wireless (2 receivers) ringer, but when I do my annual visit (I'm in DC and they're in SoCal), the transmitter battery is always depleted, and it uses a non-standard battery which requires a run to the store for her.

Solicitors are not deterred by a non-working bell; they'll just knock on your door.

dj1
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

Brookworld,

You can get bells that run on c batteries. You can also put a "no solicitors" sign on the door - it works for me...

farmer52
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

Look by your furnace. There is a switch to turn the furnace off for service. The transformer may be right next to that.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

round here they are in the attic.

happy hunting.

canuk
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

As you see those transformers can be in any one of muliple locations.
They are also commonly found attached to a light box in a basement ( especially the type with a pull chain ).

Ideally it would be located at the service panel.

farmer52
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

Tried posting a couple days ago but ???

Look on the side of your furnace. There is a switch to turn the furnace off for service. Doorbell transformers are often mounted here near the switch.

densr
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

I traced mine (no voltage from bell wire) to defective transformer encased behind drywall in garage. So instead of trying to find exact spot I just installed a new transformer easily accessible in my garage.:)

Fencepost
Re: How to find doorbell transformer

Attach the leads of a welder to the bell wires. Turn on welder. The resulting explosions may reveal the location of the (now defunct) transformer. :D

Note: this technique may require extensive repairs to your home. Be sure to wear safety glasses.

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