Electrical Wiring in the Home/Doorbell wire

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QUESTION: I have a doorbell wire that doesn't have enough room to strip with standard tool. How would you tackle this?

Thanks, John

ANSWER: Insufficient information.
Explain circumstances. Send photo.

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QUESTION: Photo attached

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You're right. It's too short.
And how would you attach it even if you could strip it?

Wire probably comes through the stud straight into door trim.
Transformer in basement? Can you see where wire goes up at front door?
Open the wall at the height of the doorbell button and pull wire back. Move button a few inches higher or lower, depending on direction wire comes from. Leave a little slack in the wall so you don't have to do this again.
Patch wall and door trim.
Paint
Piece of cake
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