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nonamesleft

join:2011-11-07
Manitowoc, WI

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how to make a door bell delay?

How do you make a doorbell have a time out after the button is pressed once?
Like a 10 second delay for those ones that will abuse the doorbell button.



R4M0N
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join:2000-10-04
Glen Allen, VA

said by nonamesleft:

How do you make a doorbell have a time out after the button is pressed once?
Like a 10 second delay for those ones that will abuse the doorbell button.

LOL.... I would so get one of those.


old_tech1

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reply to nonamesleft

Probably could use the same type of timer that is used for timing out a/c & heat pumps, during electric cycling events. Your door bell is a 24vAC system, so I do not see it not working.



StillLearn
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reply to nonamesleft

Are you a hobbyist who wants to make a circuit with simple electronics?

Are these button pushers actual visitors?



dosdoxies
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How about a sign that says "Only push the button once, any more than that really annoys the attack dogs!"
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Zach1
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NW Minnesota
reply to nonamesleft

If your doorbell is the typical 16VAC setup, an ICM203B timer may work. It's rated 18-240VAC so @ 16V reliable operation may or may not happen. YMMV

The ICM controls site appears to be experiencing some issues at present so here is the Johnstone ICM controls page:

»catalogs.johnstonesupply.com/351···page=359
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Great idea! I'd do it myself if we had more callers at the door and if I didn't have lighted doorbells pushbuttons.

I've been using an ELK-960 for a different application for about four years. I'd rate it five stars. (I use it to delay pumps starting after they are stopped.)

Adjustable for 1-60 seconds or 1-60 minutes with a rheostat.

»www.elkproducts.com/product-cata···r-module
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John97
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Great idea. If my "NO SOLICITING" and "BEWARE OF DOG" signs (along with the barking of my dog) don't prevent doorbell abuse, I'll maybe look into this myself.
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nonamesleft

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reply to StillLearn

said by StillLearn:

Are you a hobbyist who wants to make a circuit with simple electronics?

Are these button pushers actual visitors?

It's mostly the annoying kids next door, and unwanted visitors.


nunya
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»www.instructables.com/id/Shock-y···ALLSTEPS

This is a good doorbell delay. BTW, this is a joke - don't really do it.
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54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL

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said by ArgMeMatey:

I've been using an ELK-960 for a different application for about four years. I'd rate it five stars. (I use it to delay pumps starting after they are stopped.)

I can second that, Elk is Wade Moose's venture back into security after selling the Moose product line to GE security.

That timer like everything Moose designed is top notch equipment and can be had for about $20.



54067323

join:2012-09-25
Tuscaloosa, AL

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said by nunya:

This is a good doorbell delay. BTW, this is a joke - don't really do it.

Way too complex.

Simply take a standard plastic domed round door bell button, unbend the tabs on the bottom and remove the switch, then carefully drill a small hole in the center of the plastic dome and before placing the switch back into the housing center a thumb tack between the two contacts of the switch with the point facing toward the hole in the dome.

Take the button and insert it in a hole any hole near the door and you are done, no power is needed as once someone pushes the button their cursing will alert that they are at the door and they will not push it twice.

Works equally well on solicitors and or those door to door evangelists, YMMV.


John Galt
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Collects a DNA sample, too.



pete

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said by John Galt:

Collects a DNA sample, too.

Transmits HIV too.

lutful
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reply to nonamesleft

said by nonamesleft:

How do you make a doorbell have a time out after the button is pressed once? Like a 10 second delay for those ones that will abuse the doorbell button.

One solution will require carefully cutting/stripping wires at the bell to insert an adjustable delay module.

You should ask mods to move this thread to the electronics forum.