4 Stars Cool bell, could use some modifications
Sarah from CO wrote (October 24, 2013):
We love this Victorian style bell which sounds great and looks great, but it was difficult to install on our hollow steel door. Because the screw holes in the bell and the twist plate don't line up, they are meant to screw into a solid door, so we knew it would take some work. However, even in a wooden door, because the cotter pin was too long, the hole drilled for the shaft would be too large, preventing one from using the screw holes. We ended up squeezing down the cotter pin, using sheet metal screws, and then used a silicone adhesive to affix the pieces to the door. This worked well, but was more work than we thought it would be. Ideally, you'd have the bell and twist plate line up so the screws would hold the pieces to one another. Good luck! All in all it was worth the work and feels solid, sounds great, and people love to ring it!