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Troubleshooting a doorbell.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. J6 (184+)

Replace the cheap plastic cover on doorbell chimes with this Mission-style wooden cover.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2000 (v.23#8) pg. 58

Installing a second set of door chimes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 27

Six easy steps to hard-wiring a doorbell.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1996 (v.20#2) pg. 63

Circuit for a six-tone electronic chime doorbell.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Apr 1979 (v.35#4) pg. 99

How to utilize multiple X-10 universal modules to activate door chimes with different sounds.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1992 (v.7#5) pg. 8

How to use the X-10 remote-control system to detect the doorbell.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan-Feb 1995 (v.10#1) pg. 54

Trigger a remote doorbell without running wires. Utilizes the X-10 Powerflash remote control device.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Oct 1996 (v.11#5) pg. 61

Electronic door buzzer circuit can be expanded into a toy organ.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Dec 1971 (v.86#6) pg. 56

Fixing doorbells.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 66

Troubleshooting a faulty doorbell.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #289 May-Jun 1988 (v.38#5) pg. 86

Correct wiring pattern for a two-door doorbell system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #303 Nov-Dec 1989 (v.39#10) pg. 18

How to add another chime to a low-voltage door chime system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 10

Replacing a doorbell.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #350 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.44#7) pg. 56

How to splice extension wires onto old doorbell wiring.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 8

Remote doorbell signal lamp controller. This lamp controller will turn on any kind of conventional 117-volt AC lamp each time the doorbell is pushed.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Mar-Apr 1986 (v.3#2) pg. 66

Musical doorbell circuit uses a module that is factory-programmed to play 25 melodies and three kinds of chimes (depending on setting of DIP switches).
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Nov 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 82
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Feb 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 4
Added Info HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 108

Code-practice oscillator circuit can also be used as a doorbell or continuity checker.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Oct 1987 (v.4#10) pg. 96

Rebuild your door chimes by installing new plungers in the electromagnets.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS May 1988 (v.5#5) pg. 34

Repairing electric doorbells and chimes.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 68

Troubleshooting electric doorbell systems.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 16

Making your door chimes play a tune.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #432 May 1964 (v.60) pg. 94

Porch light which turns on automatically when doorbell is pressed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #488 Jan 1969 (v.65) pg. 73

Electronic doorbell for use in high noise areas like workshops. Sounds three different tones, depending on the doorbell rung.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #534 Nov 1972 (v.68) pg. 92

How to install the wiring for doorbells and chimes.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #645 Feb 1982 (v.78) pg. 20

Circuit for a multi-sound chime set. When doorbell is pushed, a six-tone chime is sounded, each tone coming from a different location. Est. cost: under $9.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1978 (v.1#7) pg. 35

Electronic remote doorbell. How to add a second doorbell wherever you need it. Requires that you connect into existing doorbell wiring, but does not degrade the performance of the primary bell. Est. cost: $12.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1986 (v.3#5) pg. 60
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1986 (v.3#8) pg. 70

Radio-controlled doorbell. Wireless system allows doorbells to be located almost anywhere.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1987 (v.4#2) pg. 72
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] May 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 96

Two-tone electronic doorbell sounds distinctively different tones when front and back doorbells are pressed.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 46

Home security porch light controller. Automatically turns on and off the porch light shortly after the doorbell is rung.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 24
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 82

Old-house intercoms. Part 2. How to pinpoint problems in old electric bell systems and annunciators.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1979 (v.7#11) pg. 128

How to restore a mechanical doorbell.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1985 (v.13#7) pg. 151

Tip on installing a doorbell inside a cold air duct for house-wide sound.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1992 (v.20#6) pg. 16

Tip for rebuilding a wood push-button doorbell.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.24#6) pg. 14

Tip tells how to use an AC adapter to replace an antique doorbell's battery.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1997 (v.25#2) pg. 18

Circuit for an electric doorbell which will produce three or more distinctive tones, depending on which door button is pushed.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1968 (v.29#1) pg. 81

Electronic oscillator circuit replaces a mechanical buzzer.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1974 (v.6#5) pg. 17

This circuit will avoid burning out solenoids in a door chime should the button get stuck or the wiring malfunction.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1982 (v.20#4) pg. 87

Simple circuit for an electronic doorbell which will produce a different tone for each of three doors.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1982 (v.20#4) pg. 88

How to replace the tiny light bulbs in doorbell switches with long-lived LEDs.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 26

Build a music box doorbell that plays a different, cheerful tune each time from a collection of 12 tunes.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1990 (v.7#9) pg. 63

A mixed collection of practical 555-timer IC application circuits. (1) Schmitt-trigger converts sinewaves into squarewaves. (2) Dark-activated relay switch can control lighting. (3) Code-practice oscillator. (4) Electronic door buzzer. (5) LED flasher. (6) Long-period timers.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1993 (v.10#6) pg. 62

Low-cost electronic doorbell produces a pleasant "ding-dong" sound.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 41

Electronic circuits to enhance doorbells. (1) Complete smart-button circuit which also controls electric door locks. (2) Answering machine that plays a message and records the reply when someone rings your doorbell. (3) Basement doorbell. (4) Circuits for adding remote bells to an existing doorbell system.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1997 (v.14#3) pg. 76

Circuit to mute a stereo sound system whenever the telephone rings or the doorbell is activated.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 67

Tip on using an X-10 Powerflash module to turn on a lamp whenever the doorbell is rung.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1997 (v.2#2) pg. 7

How to wire an existing lighted doorbell in parallel with the Panasonic doorphone.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1997 (v.2#3) pg. 24

Installing a smart doorbell system. Consists of a light beam sensor to detect visitor, a CCD video camera to view visitor, loudspeaker, and a door open/close sensor.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1998 (v.3#1) pg. 32

A simple heat sensitive switch wired into a doorbell circuit can serve as a fire alarm.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 198

How to test and repair doorbell systems. Information on the basics of a doorbell system, typical malfunctions, and how to repair them.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 84

Typical wiring for a 2-door chime system is shown.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 107

Tip on checking for a broken wire in your doorbell system.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1986 (v.163#10) pg. 18

How to repair a doorbell.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1988 (v.165#1) pg. 103

Wiring a doorbell extension.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1991 (v.168#2) pg. 55

Three Swiss sheep bells made a unique doorbell.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1964 (v.185#4) pg. 161

Electric eye can serve as burglar alarm and automatic doorbell. Est. cost: $10.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 100

Touch switch allows you to vary the time the switch is on up to 15 seconds or more. Use it to kill TV commercials, doorbell switch, light timer and other jobs.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1971 (v.198#3) pg. 96

Maintenance and repair of doorbell systems.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1975 (v.206#3) pg. 117

Flashing-light doorbell circuit is designed to attract the attention of a deaf person.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1982 (v.53#9) pg. 74

Sliding-tone doorbell circuit.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1984 (v.55#1) pg. 38

Tips on using a thirty-tune melody microprocessor in a doorbell system, music box, annunciator, etc.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1984 (v.55#1) pg. 97

Circuit for a loud, pulsating doorbell.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1984 (v.55#9) pg. 46

Three new IC tone generators are viewed. Includes a circuit for an electronic doorbell that can be used as an add-on to a conventional doorbell system.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1987 (v.58#4) pg. 80

"Parasitic signaller" makes the doorbell circuit do double-duty as both an annunciator and as a communications system. A surge in the doorbell wiring will cause this buzzer to sound in the basement.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1988 (v.59#2) pg. 98

Repairing a faulty doorbell.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1965 (v.36#12) pg. 62

Wooden doll to mount on door waves her arms and legs and rings bells when her cord is pulled.
SUNSET Dec 1979 (v.163#6) pg. 118

How to troubleshoot a doorbell that won't ring.
SUNSET Mar 1985 (v.174#3) pg. 128

Reviving a silent doorbell. How to diagnosis the cause of a problem and make repairs.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #808 Sep 1996 (v.92) pg. 102

Simple door burglar alarm system that doubles as a doorbell. Use either battery or house current as the power source.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1966 (v.22#5) pg. 22
Added Info WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1967 (v.23#4) pg. 13