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ITParalegal 06-12-2007 10:14 AM

No wired doorbells in my house
But, both my front and side doors are needing replacing.

I was thinking of going to home depot and purchasing a standard, prehung metal door for both my front and side.
The come already prehung in the frame.
If that is the case,
I assume that would be the optimal time to wire in some doorbells or should I just go with a wireless chime and buttons?

CraigFL 06-12-2007 01:36 PM

Fishing wires in a finished home can become a lot of work. You will have to deal with insulation, blocking, other wiring & plumbing. You will need to locate a good central place for the chime, fish wires to it from both doors and then fish power wires from the transformer that operate it. I prefer wired systems myself but don't enjoy the wiring...

Square Eye 06-13-2007 06:13 PM

Now is the time if you want wired doorbells!
I have mounted doorbell buttons on the brick molding of more doors than I can count:)

cibula11 06-14-2007 10:16 AM

Depends on the amount of work you want. Rewiring anything can be tricky and unpredictable. I would price out some wireless doorbells, they run on batteries and aren't too bad.

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