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  1. #1
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    Default Doorbell Transformer??

    I work in home building and was a carpenter in a past life, so I'm not clueless, however, I just bought a very old house and I am having trouble finding the doorbell transformer.

    Take a look at the attached picture. Does anyone know what this is? It certainly doesn't look like the new transformers that can be purchased today, but it's the only thing that I've found that even resembles one...

    I'm wondering if it's a very old version - or something completely different. The basement was remodeled before I bought the house, so I'm wondering if it's hidden behind the drywall somewhere. Checked the attic as well, but no dice.

    Thanks for the help!!
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    Default Re: Doorbell Transformer??

    It's 2013 and wired door bells with transformers are a thing of the past.

    For around $10 get yourself a battery operated GE wireless door bell.

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    Default Re: Doorbell Transformer??

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    It's 2013 and wired door bells with transformers are a thing of the past.

    For around $10 get yourself a battery operated GE wireless door bell.
    Been there, done that, it didn't work. Installed wired doorbell and no more issues AND it's a chime that can be heard throughout the house.
    Come to Hidden Content for all your DIY needs

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    Default Re: Doorbell Transformer??

    Yeah I'm not a huge fan of wireless doorbells. Tried a couple in the past and never been satisfied.

    Might be my only option, though, until we remodel our basement in a couple years...!

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    Default Re: Doorbell Transformer??

    Your picture is the fuse block for the telephone. Actually not a fuse as much as lightning suppressor made of little carbon blocks that will short the line if it is hit by lightning.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Doorbell Transformer??

    Wonderful. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

    I'll continue searching...

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