I need to upgrade my doorbell so that it can be heard in the basement.
My assumption is that I will only need a larger transformer to power
both chimes, and to wire the new chime in the basement.
Do I need to be concerned with any other issues?
Thanks In Advance
Not really. Just install a larger transformer and ake sure the voltage
requirements are the same for both chimes.
While you're at it, an extra button upstairs connected to the "1 ding only"
(rear or side door terminal) of the downstairs chime makes for a good in-house
signal system, it could mean "I'm not calling you again, dinner is ready" or "I
already answered the door someone is on the way down to see you."
Good idea! (that use of the single ringer!) Another word of caution - I
wasn't thinking when I bought a simple old-fashioned buzzer kind of doorbell
for my 'remote'. Problem is, it only rings as long as the person holds the
button. Most DB's are the "ding dong" with the "ding" happening when the
circuit is closed (i.e. button pushed) and the "dong" coming when the
circuit opens (button released). Most people don't hold the button for
long, so I'm lucky if I get a noticeable Buzz out of my buzzer at all.
Solutions i can think of:
replace the unit
small sign "Hold doorbell switch in for 1 second"
Have doorbell switch trigger a small timer circuit that will close
contacts for 1-2 seconds.
Verso l'esterno! Verso l'esterno! Deamons di ignoranza.
I bought 2 Dimango remotes that don't use wire. Transmitter is at
doorbell/transmitter and remote plugs into duplex. One in garage is
On 17 Feb 2004 12:22:30 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Gregory Bruno)
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 09:11:18 -0500, " email@example.com"
I have two in my house too, and they work great. I have a three-story
house and when I'm in the top floor office I can't hear the wired
doorbell at all. On the second floor, if the TV is on, hearing the
wired bell is problematic. But by attaching the Dimango transmitter to
the existing wired chime and plugging in the two remote units, I can
hear anyone at the door from anywhere in the house. My only complaint
is that the company has twice changed the design on the model I was
using, and when a remote burned out I had to replace the entire
system, not just the remote.
Funny you should say that, we're in lockstep as we share the same
experience. There are other makers but I didn't want to plow another
new row so bought Dimango again. Can't live without them now.
On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 02:42:33 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Miller)
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.