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What is bell Wire? Is it a certain size or color?


-- Debra Williams (debr30@aol.com), July 24, 2001


Bell wire is the type of electrical wire used to connect up a door bell. Usually #18 awg, solid copper with plastic insulation. Often sold as red & white twisted pairs in 'hank' of 25 or 50 ft in length. Available in hardware and home supply stores. Less expensive than other types of electrical wire because it is not rated for use with (and should never be used for) 115 Vac utility outlet service.

-- Don Vollrath (dvollrath@magnetek.com), July 25, 2001.

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