Repair A Buzzing Doorbell Transformer

During the reno of my basement, I heard a loud buzzing coming from a bedroom and I suspected it was the doorbell transformer.  Since they are typically mounted to an electrical box for AC power, I disassembled the ceiling light and found two wires coming from a knockout on the top of the ceiling box.  I disconnected the wires and the buzzing stopped but my front door bell was also dead.  I determined I would have to cut out the drywall to repair or replace the transformer and since I planned on painting the ceiling, there wasn’t a reason not to fix it.  Cutting a hole large enough to access, I took a pic with my cell phone to determine how the transformer was mounted.  A screw was expanding a collar connecting the bottom of the transformer to the ceiling box.  Once I had the transformer out, I could see the problem.  It looked like when it was originally installed, it was missing a rivet at the top holding the plates together.  The installer just put a nail into the hole and bent it to hold it together.  I headed to Home Depot to buy a bulk nut and bolt for around $1, fixed the transformer, reinstalled it, and patched the ceiling.

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