Wiring second doorbell chime

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Old 02-21-03, 10:55 AM
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Question Wiring second doorbell chime

I am finishing my basement. We are getting ready for drywall in about a week.
I can't hear our front doorbell in the basement and want to add a second chime in the basement.
I have taken the first chime (#1) off the wall on the main floor. I can access the 2 incoming wires to chime #1 (one from the front doorbell and a second one from the transformer located in the basement.

I have fed a wire up the wall from the basement and it is currently waiting at chime #1 to connect.

My current transformer says 10VA, 16V on it -
?Can I use this transformer for these two chimes?

Chime #1 has an open terrminal labeled rear ( Though I think that is for a rear door button?)

Can you advise me how to properly connect the new wires for chime #2 to the current system: Front button, chime#1 and transformer. All wires are red and white.

do you need more info?

Thanks Jeff
 
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Old 02-21-03, 11:59 AM
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At C#1 simply connect one wire from C#2 to the "F" (Front) terminal of C#1 and the other wire from C#2 to the "C" (Common) terminal of C#1. At C#2 the 2 wires connect to the "F" & "C" terminals.----Good Luck!!!!
 
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Old 02-21-03, 12:37 PM
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You likely need a 20va or 30va transformer when you add the second chime. You can try the 10va first, but you may find that one or both of the chimes rings weakly or not at all.
 
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Old 02-21-03, 03:32 PM
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If I do need a 20A or 30A transformer, is that a simple procedure to swap them? Change it out with same wiring configuration as current transformer I would guess?

Jeff
 
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Yes, it's simple. Shut off the controlling breaker first.
 
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