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You can add an outlet without tearing up the sheetrock. Carefully remove the base trim from the bottom of the wall. From an existing outlet, cut the sheetrock behind the base to the new location. Pull Romex from the old outlet, inside the wall, to the cut out. Run along the cutout to the new location and up the stud cavity. Install an old work box and outlet. Replace the base and you've done a professional job.
When a doorbell quits working, it is usually because of either a bad transformer or a broken wire. Either way, there is a simple way to repair it.
Wireless chimes are truly a boon to mankind. You hang the new chime in place of the old one. It is powered by batteries. Replace the old button by the door and the repair is complete. Be sure to cap the old wires and push them back into the wall.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|