Remove doorbell in middle of series

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Remove doorbell in middle of series

17 year old house. I have two doorbell chimes wired in series. I want to remove the first chime in the series, but continue to use the second chime. At the chime to be removed, I'm thinking I keep the red wires connected, cap the other other wires, shove all back into the wall and patch over them. Is this correct and safe? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-14-20, 06:44 AM
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Hi, wire color really has nothing to do with, it depends on how things are connected, I would definitely try things out before you bury anything in the wall.
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The two red wires are tied together. Disconnecting them disables the chime downstream, so it seems they need to stay tied. Can I cap the others and shove all of them into the wall?
 
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We would need to see a picture of the wiring. There needs to be at least two wires carrying thru.
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Consider carefully burying the wires in the wall as they will be lost forever.

 
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Wiring pic



Hopefully this link will give you the pic. Green and white to "Front" terminal. White to "Tran" terminal. Two red tied together.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Keep the red wires connected together.
Redo the green/white splice and cap off.
Cap off the single white wire.

In the picture the green and white splice is poor.
 
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OK, but my plan is to remove this chime anyway and keep the one downstream in service. Can I disconnect the green and white wires, cap them, keep the reds connected, and shove all into the wall?
 
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You can remove all the wires from the chime but the green and white wires must remain connected and capped. The single white wire gets capped by itself.
 
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Gotcha. Safe to put in the wall, right?
 
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Yes...... safe to put in the wall.
 
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I would not seal the wire ends in the wall unless they were soldered -- the red-red pair and the green-white pair -- and taped so the splices cannot touch.

Otherwise oxidation might cause a loose connection decades from now and the next homeowner will have problems.
 
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