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Do You have the Right Address??? AMAZING Custom Doorbell Tutorial by Lonnie Sexton
I found myself in the hardware store after my door bell broke a few months ago. I went looking for something that said, "Are you sure you have the right address?". Nothing caught my eye. What I did find was a little inspiration to make my own. The following how to is a custom doorbell created using Amazing Casting Products.
Add cured rubber chucks from cut up old molds to save on new product. Let cure.
Carefully remove the mold box and primary from the cured mold.
Mix Amazing Casting Resin (CLICK HERE to view mixing/preparation) and fill part one of the mold over 3/4 of the way to the top. Rest part two of the mold on the back of part one. A little casting resin should overflow. Let cure. Remove the casting from the mold.
Drill 3 holes in the casting: one in each eye, and one into the back of the roof of the mouth with a #7 drill bit. Install the two blue LED's in the eyes and one white LED in the mouth, from the back of the casting. Install the metal button.
Every house has different wiring for the door bell. Some older homes have low voltage A/C power running to the button that activates a coil that hits a 'mallet' against a bell bar. Some have a D/C wired button that operates a digital tone speaker. I am able to wire mine so the white LED is always on and the blue (eyes) LED's turn on when the button is pressed and the door bell rings.
It will take a little ingenuity on your part to figure out what kind of voltage your door bell has and how to wire in a new button with LED's. It is very easy to figure out. Typically only 2 wires supplied with either A/C or D/C Voltage ranging between 1-3vDC or 14-18vAC. Always check the source with a multi-meter to ensure the limits. LED's will not run off A/C without rectifying the voltage using a AC~DC inverter.
Drill a hole at the top and bottom for mounting.
I always enjoy the process of making thing's from scratch. Figuring out ways to make them work and sharing the fruits of labor. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. ~ Lonnie S.