wow you got some replies..
you need to run 2 or 3 wire (depending on if you have1 or 2 doorbell
buttons.) from your chime to your new (additional) location. one wire
for each frnt/xfmer/rear then hook the wires up the same in your new
All you need to do is confirm that the 3-wire cable does
indeed go from the transformer directly up to the existing bell.
If it does, the unused Red wire can "return" the bell signal
down to the baasement with no rewiring.
on 8/22/2007 11:02 AM Speedy Jim said the following:
OP> As far as I can see, the red wire does run from the transformer to
the ringer, and both ends of the red wire are unused and wrapped around
the brown cable. I suspect that I would connect it to the FRONT (door)
terminal in the ringer, and in series to one or the other wires at the
transformer. I'll pick up a cheap ringer in the next few days and try
it, and let you know how it works.
Here's a couple of links to some sites about doorbell wiring (watch
Connect the red unused wire to the wire that comes from the switch to
the old ringer. The basement end of that wire will go to the new
ringer. The return wire from the new ringer will then go to a
transformer tap. If you get the wrong transformer tap it won't
ring. What I mean is that it will not short out anything.
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