Re: Hooking Up Doorbell Via Homerun Closet Need Help

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Mike rock, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Mike rock

    Mike rock Guest

    On Sep 13, 9:08 pm, wrote:
    > I have a bit of an unusual situation. I wired up my house when I did a
    > remodel to install a key system and an intercom at the front door. As
    > such all I did was run a four pair Cat5e from the doorbell to the
    > homerun closet. I have decided not to install a key system but instead,
    > just a doorbell. Unfortunately i did not run a doorbell wire from the
    > location where the doorbell would be to the front door to the chime
    > location and back to the transformer! What I did do is run a four pair
    > Cat5e from the front doorbell to the homerun closet as well as a four
    > pair Cat5e from the area where the chime would be mounted to the homerun
    > closet. Couldn't I just connect the the same color e.g. (brown
    > white/white brown) pair to the front doorbell as well as the same at the
    > chime and do all of the cross connects in the homerun closet to complete
    > the circuit and energize the doorbell. That is, connect the doorbell to
    > the chime with the same half of the pair and the other two conductors
    > (one from the doorbell and one from the chime go to the transformer,
    > that will be mounted in the homerun closet. There is not another way for
    > me to install a hard wired doorbell. Help if you can. If this does not
    > make sense, please let me know. Any suggestions or advice would be
    > appreciated.


    Yeah you can do that. I would suggest doubling up on the pairs to
    increase the wire gauge since CAT 5 is typically 24 guage wire. Ex use
    the white/blue and blue white tied together as 1 conductor, and the
    white/orange and orange white tied together for the other conductor.
     
    Mike rock, Sep 14, 2009
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  2. Mike rock

    JIMMIE Guest

    On Sep 13, 9:41 pm, Mike rock <> wrote:
    > On Sep 13, 9:08 pm, wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > I have a bit of an unusual situation. I wired up my house when I did a
    > > remodel to install a key system and an intercom at the front door. As
    > > such all I did was run a four pair Cat5e from the doorbell to the
    > > homerun closet. I have decided not to install a key system but instead,
    > > just a doorbell. Unfortunately i did not run a doorbell wire from the
    > > location where the doorbell would be to the front door to the chime
    > > location and back to the transformer! What I did do is run a four pair
    > > Cat5e from the front doorbell to the homerun closet as well as a four
    > > pair Cat5e from the area where the chime would be mounted to the homerun
    > > closet. Couldn't I just connect the the same color e.g. (brown
    > > white/white brown) pair to the front doorbell as well as the same at the
    > > chime and do all of the cross connects in the homerun closet to complete
    > > the circuit and energize the doorbell. That is, connect the doorbell to
    > > the chime with the same half of the pair and the other two conductors
    > > (one from the doorbell and one from the chime go to the transformer,
    > > that will be mounted in the homerun closet. There is not another way for
    > > me to install a hard wired doorbell. Help if you can. If this does not
    > > make sense, please let me know. Any suggestions or advice would be
    > > appreciated.

    >
    > Yeah you can do that. I would suggest doubling up on the pairs to
    > increase the wire gauge since CAT 5 is typically 24 guage wire. Ex use
    > the white/blue and blue white tied together as 1 conductor, and the
    > white/orange and orange white tied together for the other conductor.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Ageed I use CAT5 cable for all kinds of low voltagae wiring especially
    since lately I have had access to a lot of scrapped cable.

    Jimmie
     
    JIMMIE, Sep 14, 2009
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