What to do with this doorbell?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by cdean1985, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. cdean1985

    cdean1985 New Member

    Hi, the attached pic shows what is left of my doorbell unit once plasterers had finished in the hallway. I’m at a loss as to what batteries to use/how to make it work again. Can anyone help?

  2. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Those plasterers are animals eh :eek:

    Anyway ..... do you have the cover for the chime unit ?

    It takes 4 batteries
    ‘C’ cells or R14
    Just Google the above and all will become clear

    Diagram on each battery position to tell you which way they go in

    Will work without cover but batteries may pop out and sound will be affected

    good luck :)
  4. cdean1985

    cdean1985 New Member

    Thanks guys, much appreciated.

    Cover for chime unit is also missing, any idea where to find one?!
  5. Teki

    Teki Screwfix Select

    If you can unscrew it off the wall, there might be some clues to the manufacturer.
  6. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

    Just buy a new bell, you are clearly wasting your time trying to do anything with this bell.

    Preferably wireless. :)
  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    You won’t be able to buy a cover as a spare part - if you can, then I will be amazed and happily apologise

    To be honest, two options here;

    If the plasterers removed bell whilst working, then it’s down to them, have you asked them where cover and batteries are ?

    Failing that, unit looks old, it’s done it’s time, buy a new one which also look more modern than those old lumpy square boxes

    Around £15 I would think will give you a choice of models
  8. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

    The cover has the gongs in it without it you won’t get a ding or a **** :(

    LOL the forum software has edited **** out of my reply, I’m not sure how you are supposed to know the Avon lady is at the door without a ding ****.

    WillyEckerslike likes this.
  9. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

    a deep sound like that of a large bell.
  10. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    You've got to have your suspicions of an Avon lady that's got a ****!
  11. Banallsheds

    Banallsheds Active Member

    I can clearly see the gongs in the picture. They are straight mounted on rubber mountings on either side of the chime.
  12. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

    That’s alright then, he can use the lid of a biscuit tin as a new cover :)
  13. SIRJOHN19

    SIRJOHN19 Member

    Looks like it was once a Freidland HiLo, the Lo being the ****
  14. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

    Sorry, I’m having trouble keeping a straight face reading this post, how to put the batteries into a doorbell when it is embossed into the back of the battery compartment is a question that sounds like it being asked by a millennial.

    The next question may be where is the USB socket? :rolleyes:
  15. Comlec

    Comlec Screwfix Select

    Look like a Friedland D117 but might just be similar. These can be bought for under £20, charge it to your plasterers.
  16. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

    That's making an assumption that the plasterer lost the cover and batteries, it looks like the hall has been decorated and possibly other work completed since it was plastered, so someone else might have "tidied up".
  17. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    To be fair to the OP, if you don’t know something, you don’t know so ask away - it’s what the Forum is for

    After all, you mentioned that the ‘gongs’ are in the missing cover so bell won’t work anyway

    When clearly you can see the chimes there along with the electro-magnet and striker :)
  18. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member

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    When awful darkness and silence reign
    Over the great Gromboolian plain,
    Through the long, long wintry nights; —
    When the angry breakers roar
    As they beat on the rocky shore; —
    When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
    Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: —

    Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
    There moves what seems a fiery spark,
    A lonely spark with silvery rays
    Piercing the coal-black night, —
    A Meteor strange and bright: —
    Hither and thither the vision strays,
    A single lurid light.

    Slowly it wander, — pauses, — creeps, —
    Anon it sparkles, — flashes and leaps;
    And ever as onward it gleaming goes
    A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
    And those who watch at that midnight hour
    From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
    Cry, as the wild light passes along, —
    "The ****! — the ****!
    "The wandering **** through the forest goes!
    "The ****! the ****!
    "The **** with a luminous Nose!"

    Long years ago
    The **** was happy and gay,
    Till he fell in love with a Jumbly Girl
    Who came to those shores one day.
    For the Jumblies came in a sieve, they did, —
    Landing at eve near the Zemmery Fidd
    Where the Oblong Oysters grow,
    And the rocks are smooth and gray.
    And all the woods and the valleys rang
    With the Chorus they daily and nightly sang, —
    "Far and few, far and few,
    Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
    Their heads are green, and the hands are blue
    And they went to sea in a sieve.

    Happily, happily passed those days!
    While the cheerful Jumblies staid;
    They danced in circlets all night long,
    To the plaintive pipe of the lively ****,
    In moonlight, shine, or shade.
    For day and night he was always there
    By the side of the Jumbly Girl so fair,
    With her sky-blue hands, and her sea-green hair.
    Till the morning came of that hateful day
    When the Jumblies sailed in their sieve away,
    And the **** was left on the cruel shore
    Gazing — gazing for evermore, —
    Ever keeping his weary eyes on
    That pea-green sail on the far horizon, —
    Singing the Jumbly Chorus still
    As he sate all day on the grassy hill, —
    "Far and few, far and few,
    Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
    Their heads are green, and the hands are blue
    And they went to sea in a sieve.

    But when the sun was low in the West,
    The **** arose and said;
    — "What little sense I once possessed
    Has quite gone out of my head!" —
    And since that day he wanders still
    By lake and forest, marsh and hills,
    Singing — "O somewhere, in valley or plain
    "Might I find my Jumbly Girl again!
    "For ever I'll seek by lake and shore
    "Till I find my Jumbly Girl once more!"

    Playing a pipe with silvery squeaks,
    Since then his Jumbly Girl he seeks,
    And because by night he could not see,
    He gathered the bark of the Twangum Tree
    On the flowery plain that grows.
    And he wove him a wondrous Nose, —
    A Nose as strange as a Nose could be!
    Of vast proportions and painted red,
    And tied with cords to the back of his head.
    — In a hollow rounded space it ended
    With a luminous Lamp within suspended,
    All fenced about
    With a bandage stout
    To prevent the wind from blowing it out; —
    And with holes all round to send the light,
    In gleaming rays on the dismal night.

    And now each night, and all night long,
    Over those plains still roams the ****;
    And above the wail of the Chimp and Snipe
    You may hear the squeak of his plaintive pipe
    While ever he seeks, but seeks in vain
    To meet with his Jumbly Girl again;
    Lonely and wild — all night he goes, —
    The **** with a luminous Nose!
    And all who watch at the midnight hour,
    From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
    Cry, as they trace the Meteor bright,
    Moving along through the dreary night, —
    "This is the hour when forth he goes,
    "The **** with a luminous Nose!
    "Yonder — over the plain he goes;
    "He goes!
    "He goes;
    "The **** with a luminous Nose!"
  19. The Happy Builder

    The Happy Builder Active Member


    It looks like the forum software does not appreciate a bit of culture!
  20. Tuxmark2

    Tuxmark2 Active Member

    It seems I have defeated the forum software filters, I can mention my door bell because it goes ding pong thanks to a splodge of paint on its speaker cone.

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