How to extend doorbell button cable?

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  1. Techboy

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    I'm going to fit a Ring doorbell, so need to extend the doorbell button cable that has previously been cut. There isn't much currently available...

    I have tried pulling it to see if it will extend a bit, but it won't.

    What's the best solution please?

     
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    The only thing that will work there is soldering and heat shrink

    after careful stripping
     
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    surely you can get to the cable on the inside, and joint a new bit on, and poke the new wire through?

    was it cut by a vandal?
     
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    Okay, I'll do this. Thanks.

    No, I think it was done by the previous owner of the house when they fitted the wireless doorbell.
     
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    You could try making a hole somewhere else where you think the cable may run, to gain a SENSIBLE amount of slack cable to joint to.


    Good luck with trying to solder onto that little bit of cable...
     
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