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Best way to glue a Ring Doorbell

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Best way to glue a Ring Doorbell

I need to install the Ring doorbell but i have to install it on marble so i dont want to drill through it. What would be the best glue i can get at home depot lets say to glue it together?
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3M double sided mounting tape
Once you mount it, not coming back off
Make sure to follow instruction.
Must be used in warm weather or use heat gun
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I used 3m exterior double sided tape. I think sits also called VBH tape. Drilling into marble is not that difficult btw.
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You might not want it to be too permanent.

Presumably you are going to use it with a battery. The batteries only last a couple of years in continuous use.

The technology is changing rapidly, and the company Ring already abandoned their first product (Doorbot). Most likely the current Ring doorbell will be unsupported outdated technology within 5 years. Useless once Ring's servers no longer support it.

The mounting plates are bit flaky - people have had lots of issues with intermittent contact, usually made better by removing and re-installing mounting plate. Won't be able to do that if you've glued it on permanently.
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Hi,

Don't epoxy it on. Use foam tape or silicone sealant. If the mounting arrangement is going to be an ongoing issue. screw the base plate onto a piece of plywood, then glue the plywood onto the marble.
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I'll preface this by saying I have no direct experience with marble.

However,
Acids cause staining and etch marble.
Silicone caulk contains acetic acid.

I'd be confirming the compatibility of these two before using silicone.
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Ended up using the Silicone as someone suggested
Exp315 wrote: You might not want it to be too permanent.

Presumably you are going to use it with a battery. The batteries only last a couple of years in continuous use.

The technology is changing rapidly, and the company Ring already abandoned their first product (Doorbot). Most likely the current Ring doorbell will be unsupported outdated technology within 5 years. Useless once Ring's servers no longer support it.

The mounting plates are bit flaky - people have had lots of issues with intermittent contact, usually made better by removing and re-installing mounting plate. Won't be able to do that if you've glued it on permanently.
Its a very good actually, im hoping i wont have to change it any time soon thou...
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urir10 wrote: Ended up using the Silicone as someone suggested

Its a very good actually, im hoping i wont have to change it any time soon thou...
The issue with using silicone is that it's a little too easy to remove - someone can steal your Ring doorbell by casually ripping it off the wall without damaging it. The normal practice is to screw it into the wall with anchors, which are then covered over by the doorbell itself locked in place with high-security special screws. A thief would have to damage the mounting plate to rip it off the wall, rendering it useless. Ring will replace a stolen doorbell one time if you have a police report, but still it would be a major hassle.

Mine has been working fine since last year, at least once I got the WiFi issues sorted out. But I have to be realistic about the expected lifespan. Technology is not like other improvements that you might traditionally install around your home and expect them to last 20 years or more. For this type of home improvement it's more like a 5-year lifespan before the battery gives out and it starts to malfunction, or the company abandons it as an obsolete product and it no longer works (it's dependent on Ring's internet servers), or it's simply too outdated compared to current products and needs replacement.

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