Step 1: First thing you should ensure when mounting an alarm bell is the distance between floor and ceiling. Bells should be mounted at a minimum 8 feet from the floor and as close to the ceiling as possible.
Step 2: Next, you need to remove the gong or the red bowl that encompasses an alarm bell. Removing the gong is very easy – on the front of the bell, in or near the center depending on the bell’s size, is a short bolt. Loosen the bolt and gently remove the gong.
Removing the Alarm Bell's Gong
Step 3: After removing the gong , the next step is to connect the wiring. We’ve included a handy wiring guide below and on each bell product page.
Step 4: Next, you need to mount the bell to its back box. Back boxes protect your alarm bell’s wiring from dirt, dust, and debris. Especially critical if you’re mounting your alarm bell outside – wind and rain will quickly short the bell’s wiring if not protected properly. Mounting a bell and back box is very simple. With the gong removed, there are four holes that align the bell’s housing unit with the back box. Simply fasten and tighten. The back box’s gasket will form an air and water-tight seal.
Installation Requires a Philip's Head Screw Driver
Step 5: After mounting the bell on its back box, go ahead and reinstall the gong. There are two holes on the gong itself – make sure they align with the positioning pins on the bell’s housing unit and re-tighten the bolt you removed in step 2.
Align the Positioning Pins to Ensure Proper Installation
Step 6: Finally, test the bells for proper operation. Make sure they are audible in all areas designated by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
At QRFS, we are proud to carry a complete line of alarm bells in 6 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch in either 120 volt or 24 volt. All bells sold at QRFS are UL listed and covered in thick fire-engine-red enamel to avoid weathering. Check them out here.
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