"Purchased this item to replace a wireless doorbell which wss very heavy on battery use and unreliabe. Had a doorbell like this before many years ago and think that this is probably one of the best you can buy. Certainly very loud!!"
15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Byron Wired Wall-Mounted Door Chime Kit White
"Doorbells like these have been around as long as electricity. Simple electromagnet striker on a fixed bell. Hardwired bellpush. How hard can it be to install ? Not very. But there was a small glitch that might be enough to fox anyone not into 'fiddling'. My unit made an unsatisfactory buzz instead of a ring. Two reasons. The outer case was touching the bell, and the bell striker was not set correctly. I had to physically bend the bell central shaft to make it fit centrally to the housing. And then remove the bell altogether so that the striker plate could be bent into the correct place to vibrate enough to ring and not buzz. Trial and error system. It now rings loud and clear like Grandmas used to do. And without the extra hassle of wiring in a transformer. Whether visitors will now press the bellpush for a few seconds to let it ring that long is still to be discovered as these days a single push launches other doorbells into a protracted melody and they may not be used to this system that requires them to sustain the ring by holding the bellpush dowwn. Time will tell if I have to capitulate and get one of those instead."
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Byron Wired Wall-Mounted Door Chime Kit White
"This bell IS NOT extra loud - in fact, it's pretty pathetic! As another reviewer mentioned, it doesn't work out of the box so if you're not adept at fiddling you might never get it working. It's also quite fiddly to wire unless you can connect it on a bench or get someone else to hold it as you need at least two hands free. It's quite well made for the price and looks nice but it's certainly not loud. Can't comment on reliability as it's only a few days old so ignore the reliability stars. Screwfix need to allow this section to be left blank."