Disable Doorbell System


Old 06-22-15, 07:43 PM
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Disable Doorbell System

I'm opting to swap out my doorbell system with a wireless one.

These wires look to be connecting to the doorbell system for power. Can I just unscrew these and electrical tape or wire nut them off separately?

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For the wires at the door, should I just use electrical tape and put them back into the door frame?

Is there any need to worry about turning off the power to these via the circuit box, or are they so low voltage that it won't matter.

Thanks for the help. Any other tips or tricks would be great.
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Old 06-22-15, 07:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

That is a low voltage transformer. You can remove the two wires and the entire system will be dead. You won't need to tape any wires.

You can leave the transformer just sitting there transforming or you can open that junction box and disconnect the two wires from the supply.
Old 06-22-15, 08:03 PM
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For the wires in the door frame, I would position them so that I (or someone else) could fish them back out in the future. You may get tired of the wireless bell. I have had several and the biggest problem as been the push button (rain, snow, heat, etc).
Old 06-23-15, 02:15 PM
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Thanks for the info PJmax, I'll disconnect them.

Good idea goldstar, I'll be sure to make it possible to get them out if the wireless doorbell doesn't work out.

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