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Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor
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Experience:  30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License
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Can I use the same wire source at the push button garage

Customer Question

Can I use the same wire source at the push button garage door opener to power a door bell--since I don't want to run new wiring where I wish to relocate the doorbell button?
JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?
Customer: No one consulted. House is about 45 years old and the garage door opener is about 10.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I asked the above question and was conversing and somehow lost the connection.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I just want to run two wires from the mounted garage door opener to a new door bill about a foot away to power the door bell-to avoid the need for rewiring.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Unfortunately, separate wiring is required since these are two separate applications and the wiring cannot be shared.

2) A doorbell runs off of a 24 volt transformer. A garage door opener works off of a 120 volt ceiling receptacle. Thus two different power sources.

Expert:  Kevin replied 9 months ago.

Hope this helps………If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

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