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My parents just sold out old family home of 60+ years to…

Hi. My parents just sold...
Hi. My parents just sold out old family home of 60+ years to move in with me. I wanted to bring some touches of the old house along, so took the Rittenhouse model 12 doorbell chime (plate shows 10 volts, 4 watts). We couldn't easily get to the transformer, so left that behind. When I connected the old chime to my relatively new transformer, I got a wimpy ding, but no dong. I believe I need to replace the transformer for one with the right oomph to it. If so, how do I know which transformer to choose, and is it safe for me to do myself if I turn off the power or should I call an electrician to do it? Thank you!
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8/19/2017
Sam I
Sam I, Electrician
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Hello I can help you. I will do a search for a transformer for you and be back with you shortly

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Having a difficult time finding one for 10 volts. Still looking

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks. I appreciate you tenacity.
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks, I'll order one from Amazon. Once it comes in, is this job safe to do myself? I've changed out power outlets and wired sconces, but still have a healthy gear of electricity.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Fear, not gear...

As long as you find the circuit breaker powering your existing transformer and turn it off it will be safe to do.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thanks. I appreciate your help.

No problem. Please don't forget to give me a rating before logging off. It's the only way I get credit for answering

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Good luck!

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Thanks for the rating and the bonus. Much appreciated!

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
You definitely earned both. Thanks again, and have a great weekend.

Thanks. You do the same

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