Doorbell button diode Question
I want to replace our current doorbell button with a different one.
The door bell is 7 years old and plays the Westminster chimes. The door bell button was a decorative one I bought separately and it did not come with the transformer kit.
The door bell has two locations.
The second plays just the first four notes.
I just want to the replace the main one.
I took a look at the main current button and it has a diode attached.
My new button does not have a diode and the installation video does not show installation of a diode.
Can I use my current button's diode and add it to the new button? I assume the current button has a diode so that the transformer will finish the medley after the button is no longer pushed.
Also, the hole in the hardi plank for the existing button is larger than the new decorative button.
Any suggestions for a back plate to cover the gap and allow a hard surface to secure the new button?
I could patch the area but do not think it will look as if it was never patched and will show.
Thanks in advance!