How to Install a Battery-Operated Doorbell

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Installing a battery-operated doorbell is likely a whole lot easier than you think it's going to be. Install a battery-operated doorbell with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement. And this is how to install a battery-operated doorbell. It's very convenient to have a battery-operated doorbell that way you don't have to worry about the wiring that's run through the house. Or if you are trying to put it in an older house trying to snake some of that new wiring through there on the interior wall of the room. For this job I'm going to be using a battery powered drill with a number one Philips bit. If you have a screwdriver that works too. I'll also be using a hammer and the hardware that they provided with my battery-powered doorbell. Now this is the battery-operated doorbell. It's transmitted through radio frequencies and this one works up to 75 feet away. So if we put the button on the outside around a door and the chime on an interior wall in the middle of the house it should work because that's less then 75 feet away. Or if you like to put it upstairs that should work too. The first thing we are going to do is take the screw that they've provided for the chime and we are going to pre-drill it into our drywall. So if we take and just poke a hole through the drywall here it will allow us to put our anchor in there to hold this into place. After our hole is pre-drilled we are going to take our anchor put it into the hole and hammer it in. Then we'll go ahead and put our screw inside the anchor. We want to leave it out of the wall about a half inch that way it has room to hold onto our chime. Right here they have pre-drilled a hole with a slot on there so that way we can put it onto our screw and it will slide down and keep it from falling off. So with the button they have a removable back to it that way we can screw it on and snap the button over the back so that way our screws are hidden. Located on the end there's a release button that we can use our drill bit. So press in and the back will push out that way we can remove the back. Now this is where you would also change the batteries at for your button. So now we are going to install it here on this stud. And this is going to simulate the outside of your house around your door where there are studs located on each side. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to take this screw and put it into the hole. And since these are small screws this will give me a little bit of an easier way to hold it while I'm trying to screw it into place. I'm going to take it and put it where I want it to go over there and go ahead and screw it into position. Now I can straighten it out and go ahead and install my second screw. After that's done I'm going to take my button and put it back on the cover. Installing a battery-powered doorbell isn't very hard. And it can save you a lot of time from having to run those wires throughout the house and make a lot of cuts in your walls. Thank you all for watching. Best of luck on this project.

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