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Posted: 1/27/2014 11:24:51 AM EDT
Firstly, you'll need to buy the analog meter. They sell them on ebay for about 20 bucks.  240v, 200amp 4 lug meter is what you need.

After the meter arrives, go to your electric meter, and cut off the small plastic tag that locks the metal sleeve around the meter.  Then turn the sleeve counter clockwise and it should free up and you will be able to remove it.  Then it is just a matter of snapping the current meter out of the receptacle, lining the lugs on the analog meter, snapping it back into place and replacing the metal collar.  Then you can place a small lock on the ring.  If your meter is outside, place a no traspassing sign near the meter.  
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:27:41 AM EDT
Why?

Would that also not be considered destruction of property?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:28:38 AM EDT
LOL...I see some problems in your future, OP. Some major problems.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:29:29 AM EDT
This could be interesting.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:29:33 AM EDT
Is this a '14er sarcasm thread?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:29:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:29:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:29:49 AM EDT
Always a good decision to invite the man into your life.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:12 AM EDT
Yeah right.

Do that and you will get plenty of lovin' at Club Fed.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:22 AM EDT
First time I've gotten a chance to use this one:



14 er's......
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:29 AM EDT
OST!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:30 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By czechsix:


LOL...I see some problems in your future, OP. Some major problems.
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He can't reply... the power company already cut off his power.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:38 AM EDT
LOL. 14er
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:43 AM EDT
Apparently, OP is lonely and desires a visit.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:50 AM EDT
Isn't that illegal?  The meter isn't your property.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:30:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:31:43 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By orion251:
First time I've gotten a chance to use this one:

14 er's......
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Hmm.    14'ers were doing so well.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:31:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:32:01 AM EDT
You don't own the meter. Tampering with it is a crime in most places.

This is very bad advice and serves no purpose.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:33:04 AM EDT
I wish they would put a smart meter on my house.

The poor lady that has to read it is terrified of my dogs.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:33:31 AM EDT
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Seriously?

Which one will this save you from OP?

1.  Your grow operation being busted.

2.  The mind control rays.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:34:36 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By tamu94:
You don't own the meter. Tampering with it is a crime in most places.

This is very bad advice and serves no purpose.
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Add electrical advise to the things it's a bad idea to receive from GD.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:35:08 AM EDT
I work at a utility company.



We had a guy just last week demand his smart meter be replaced for medical reasons... Right before he made the claim that it was a nazi conspiracy.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:35:51 AM EDT
Why don't I want a smart meter?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:36:25 AM EDT
I hope by 15 they begin to improve.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:37:07 AM EDT
ibtl
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:38:01 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By woodsie:
Why don't I want a smart meter?
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IIRC they will eventually be used to bill different rates during peak hours.     With an analog they have no idea when you use high demand appliances.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:38:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Improvise:
Firstly, you'll need to buy the analog meter. They sell them on ebay for about 20 bucks.  240v, 200amp 4 lug meter is what you need.

After the meter arrives, go to your electric meter, and cut off the small plastic tag that locks the metal sleeve around the meter.  Then turn the sleeve counter clockwise and it should free up and you will be able to remove it.  Then it is just a matter of snapping the current meter out of the receptacle, lining the lugs on the analog meter, snapping it back into place and replacing the metal collar.  Then you can place a small lock on the ring.  If your meter is outside, place a no traspassing sign near the meter.  
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:38:48 AM EDT
Talk about the fucking herp and derp



Way to go OP!!!
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:38:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By woodsie:
Why don't I want a smart meter?
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:39:07 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By David_ESM:


I work at a utility company.


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We had a guy just last week demand his smart meter be replaced for medical reasons... Right before he made the claim that it was a nazi conspiracy.
My company provides GIS to a municipality where we just helped them switch over 4000+ meters. We had some awesome stories. My favorite was the lady who was a "deep thinker" and the electrical signals from a smart meter would cloud her judgement and reduce her ability to think at a higher level.

 



We were guessing the smart meter the gas company had already put on her house years ago must've been responsible for that...
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:41:35 AM EDT
Nice troll, OP.
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Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:44:21 AM EDT
I know some places will bill you the full readable amount if you tamper with the meter.   Not sure how many kw hours a digital meter can read.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:44:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By woodsie:
Why don't I want a smart meter?
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because if you have one, then Obama will keep you from making toast whenever you want to. Or something like that I think.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:45:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:45:57 AM EDT
A real dyslexic intellectual.  For those in Rio Linda, that is a fart smeller.        
 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:46:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:46:31 AM EDT
You need to go off the grid OP
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:46:39 AM EDT

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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:


what you are suggesting is illegal in most areas.
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Dont do it yet, please?



 
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:47:26 AM EDT
It pisses me off that my meter was replaced with a Smart Reader
a) without my consent and
b) has resulted in a "Smart Meter" monthly charge on my bill.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:47:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By rebel_rifle:
Yeah right.

Do that and you will get plenty of lovin' at Club Fed.
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DO NOT DO THIS.

If you actually make it there. I saw a guy get blown across a few yards and out of his boots unplugging a meter, and he was from the utility company.

Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:47:58 AM EDT
Why?
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:48:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
what you are suggesting is illegal in most areas.
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I can not think of anyplace it would be legal.        An electrician could probably pull a meter, and out the same one back in.   Putting in a different meter would need to be done by the electric company so they can record the old and new readings.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 11:48:28 AM EDT
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