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My door bell does not ring loud enough to be heard. How do

My door bell does not ring loud enough to be heard. How do you adjust the volumeJA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.Customer: Sometimes it rings other times it doesn't and it can barely be heard.JA: Is there anything else the Appliance Technician should be aware of?Customer: I have replaced the outside boxJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Appliance Technician about your situation and then connect you two.

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How can I locate the doorbell transformer in my house. When

How can I locate the doorbell transformer in my house. When I measure the voltage on the door bell, it measures less than a volt. This means it is bad I believe. But I see no signs of a transformer near the hole where the wires come out of the wall. The door bell in on a middle floor. I wanted to avoid opening up the wall. Should the transformer be within a specified distance of where the wires come out of the wall at the doorbell?

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Kevin

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I have a Fasco doorbell chime model # 64B-1. Need operating

I have a Fasco doorbell chime model # ***** Need operating instructions with wiring schematic.

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Mike G.

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I have an old doorbell that is not working and disconnected

I have an old doorbell that is not working and disconnected the old edwards 14v transformer and bought a 16v transformer at lowe's . connected it and the doorbell worked briefly and now it does not. Could it be because I did not buy a 14v transformer.

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Mike G.

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My fan has a humming noise even when switch is off. If I turn

My fan has a humming noise even when switch is off. If I turn off the breaker to that bedroom, the humming stops. Advice?

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Alex

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There is a beeping, like a smoke alarm battery sound, coming

There is a beeping, like a smoke alarm battery sound, coming from the electrical box with the doorbell wires. Is there a battery in that box too, and if so, how do I get it out to replace it ? Cannot see one. Thanks. *****

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Kevin

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Good morning and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays. I have a

Good morning and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays. I have a few questions regarding the sizing of an electrical sub-panel. I am building a small workshop in my basement and wish to provide lighting, a dust collector and receptacles to power various power tools (table saw, drill press, etc). I have a sub-panel (Square D brand) in my basement that is labeled 100 amps. It is fed from my main panel in my garage with two 100 amp breakers tied together. The subpanel currently powers an electric heat pump, water heater, and a few general lighting and power circuits. All existing slots in the panel are full leaving me no room to add more for my new needs. The sub panel currently has 12 slots fill with the following breakers:1. 15 amp - lighting2. 15 amp - lighting3 and 4. 2- 30 amp tied together - water heater5. 20 amp - power to outdoor living space (lights, two receptacles)6. 20 amp - power to outdoor living space (ceiling fan, lights)7 and 8. 2- 60 amp tied together - heat pump (air conditioning and heat)9. 15 amp - door bell10. 20 amp- power to outdoor grill station (lighting, bar fridge)11. 20 amp - power to outdoor water fountain and landscape lights12. double 20 amp (two separate breakers in one slot) - one breaker is feeding a few lights and the other is feeding a few receptaclesSo if I add up each individuall I get a total of 385 ampsMy questions are:1. Does the fact that this sub-panel is fed by two 100 amp breakers mean that in fact I have 200 amps of power capacity at this subpanel or does it just mean that I have 100amps max at 240 volts?2. How can a 100 amp panel have over 100 amps of breakers in it....is it because it is assume that not all will be operating at max capacity at the same time?3. Is the current set-up of the breakers in my 100amp sub-panel (385 amps) okay?4. Since I need to add more circuits for my new shop, is it okay for me to convert some of the single 20 amp breakers into double 20 amp breakers to provide the extra circuits?

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Mike G.

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I could use some help in connecting the wires to a Rittenhouse

I could use some help in connecting the wires to a Rittenhouse model 410 door bell. There are four wires coming out of my wall....Red, White, Green and Yellow. Each of these wires has two wires coming out of it. The chimer (or whatever it is called) has 4 connections. Someone had written a note saying that the green goes to #1and#2, white goes to #2and#3. A separate short wire goes to #2and#4. If this seems correct then what do I do with the remaining wires. The house has a front door and back door. Thank you for any assistance. Tom

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AssuredElectrical

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My door bell has 4 wires, red yellow black and green. The red

My door bell has 4 wires, red yellow black and green. The red broke too short to work with can I use one of the yellow or green in its place?

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Mike G.

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