Where to Hang a Longbell Door Chime

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

There are no rules as to where to hang a longbell door chime, just a few best practices.

It's a good idea to mount a long bell doorbell where it will be heard in the rooms where you spend most of the hours when you might expect visitors. A location near your front door is desirable as this allows your callers to hear the door chime as they push the doorbell button. This provides feedback that you have indeed been summoned. Ideally, your chosen location treats your guests to the sight and sound of your still resonating long bell doorbell as they enter your home. 

In general, a spot between 72 and 78 inches above the bottom of the finished floor to the top of the case is about right if your ceiling height is eight feet. You may choose to mount your chime at higher or lower to suit your taste. 

If you are lucky enough to have a door chime niche, The location for your door chime was made for you by a thoughtful designer.

At left a vintage, never used, Kensington by Rittenhouse Long Bell door chime has a commanding presence in a Chicago area home. Meanwhile, an ElectraChime Empire tubular doorbell graces a niche in Minnesota. 


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ElectraChime Empire Customer Photo

Posted on April 09, 2014 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

Here is an ElectraChime Empire door chime keeping watch in a Mid-Century Pacific Northwest home. This million dollar view definitely warrants this stately doorbell.

This client chose a simple case and three nickel-plated brass bells. Look closely and you'll find the homeowner curled up with a good book.

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Varnishing New Metros

Posted on April 02, 2014 by Robert Dobrin | 1 Comment

Woodworking provides many pleasures, not least of which is laying on a clear finish to bring out the natural grain. ElectraChime Metro covers are fabricated in small lots from solid American Walnut lumber from sustainable forests. The visible spline joints provide strength and a subtle detail.

Here, metro doorbell covers get the first of several coats of varnish.

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New Doorbells, New Website

Posted on March 22, 2014 by Robert Dobrin | 0 Comments

We've been so busy making doorbells, we haven't had a chance to update our website, until now. And you are one of the first users.

This is our website's third iteration since we built our first ElectraChime in 2004. Today, we introduce nickel-plated brass bells that perfectly complement today's most popular choices in hardware and appliances. Our latest doorbell, the versatile Coronet, is our first painted chime.

A special shout-out to Sam, Michelle and Dylan at Flight LLC for their talent, imagination and patience.

So please come in and look around. And if you find a typo, please bring it to our attention.

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