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Apartment's Hallway Lights Controlled By My Unit's Circuit Breaker

I manually flipped a breaker before doing work in my bathroom and noticed that the apartment hallway light is controlled by my unit's circuit breaker. Does this mean that I get billed for the hallway ...
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ok to run PVC pipe behind gas meter?

I am considering installing a radon mitigation pipe system in my home, but the only area where I could reasonably have the pipe exit my home is crammed with all my other utilities. The best spot I've ...
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Need to understand my home electrical meter to see why bill is so high and/or if neighbor is on same meter

I would like to know how to understand my digital home electrical meter. This picture shows what my home meter CURRENTLY reads. I intend to unplug everything in my tiny apartment in order to get ...
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How to mount meter base to cedar siding on old house

I'm in the process of rewiring my small 1910 home. The utility company has requested I move my meter to the front of the house. I plan on mounting my service panel on the inside of the house, directly ...
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Wiring meter to plug on neutral circuit breaker

I am adding a new service to my pole barn. Plan to have 200 amp service. Bought a square d plug on neutral breaker box. Using 4/0 4/0 4/0 2/0 service entrance cable (aluminum). I know where to place ...
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What size meter socket

I am putting new 100 amp service to my garage. Do I use only 100 amp meter socket or can I use a 125 amp
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Electrical design for a house with an ADU, solar, and backup generator

I recently moved into a fixer-upper house, and have some questions about how to go about (re)designing the electrical system in a way that meets my somewhat unique timeline and site requirements. ...
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Combo panel upgrade: meter questions

I would like to update my main electrical panel from 12/24 space-circuits to 30+ I currently have an EATON BR 125-amp with 4-jaw ring meter socket (MBE1224B125BTS) which is inside the attached garage ...
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What could cause unexpected high water usage?

An apartment water meter has been running high for the last three months for no apparent reason. It's now about 3,000 gallons higher than normal. The meter registers slow continuous usage - even ...
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Wire adjacent to water line.

In redoing the house I'm working on (to live in) I've finally gotten to the point to start Plumbing. The house has not had running water in at least a couple of years. I was going to replace the ...
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How should I connect this meter to my power inverter?

Is there anyone here knows how to install this on an inverter? I haven't been able to locate an instruction manual. Top Picture grabbed from the internet . Actual picture of unit I have
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How can I read this GE type I-55-S electric meter?

Should I just round to the closest number on each dial? Is the reading 3708 kWh?
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What happens if CT ratio entered wrong in 3phase meter

I have HT connection with PREMIER 300 - SECURE METER, CT operated at 5:2.5. But in the meter, the ratio is showing 1 instead of 0.5. My question is whether the ratio matters or not.
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Electric Meter Runs Backwards

The service for the site was recently upgraded from 200 amps to 400 amps service. The sub-panels were re-run from the new panel. There are now a 200 amp panel, and two 100 amp panels. I decided ...
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How do I read *instant* wattage draw from my spinning-disc electric meter?

I have the old school electric meter with the (far too rapidly) spinning disc. I already know how to read five little clock faces for cumulative KWH. I want to know the instantaneous kilowatts my ...
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How can I determine if my neighbor is hooked into my meter?

I have several reasons to believe somebody is stealing my power. I decided to flip all the breakers... and behold my next door neighbor's exterior garage light turns off then comes back on but ...
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Electric Meter jumpers

I had an electrician come out to install a sub-meter. The city has not sent me a meter box, not sure why this was done out of order, so the electrician could not actually finish the line. This meter ...
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How can I meter power usage by an on-demand electric hot water heater?

I am installing a radiant heat system alongside a rocket mass heater. I want to compare the cost of operating each. For the radiant heat system, an on-demand electric hot water heater is being used. ...
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Testing a furnace transfer switch, watt meter shows extremely low usage

I just installed a Reliance furnace transfer switch model TF151W to my main circuit panel. I tried to test it by running an extension cord from another outlet to the transfer switch. I put the P3 ...
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Searching for NEC Code reference for service disconnect location

I'm looking for the NEC code reference that allows a main panel within a home to contain a main breaker because the meter is directly on the other side of the outside wall, versus installing a meter-...
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Can I connect an indoor water meter to water heater with PEX?

So I have a water meter in our basement, connected to the city line via copper (it's also our electrical ground). From the meter is decades-old galvanized leading to a leaky shutoff (which I plan to ...
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How can I monitor water usage for just my portion of a shared property?

I live at a property of 4 bungalows. We are all on 1 water meter. We have all been told by the property owner that our monthly charge for water is going up because of higher use. My neighbors and I ...
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what size ground wire should i buy?

I am trying to connect my house to the current meter pole that is 300 feet away I am going to buy 250kcmil for the load conductors. I know that I can save some money by buying a smaller size ground ...
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ELCB Trips when connected

I am facing very strange issue in my power meter & wiring. i am residing in Group society. following is my setup. electricity digital Meter is installed at bottom with a circuit breaker out of my ...
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Venting by gas meter

We're looking at installing a natural gas tankless water heater, but the vent option with it (that would be easiest to install through our solid poured walls) would come out about a foot away from the ...
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How to read the gas meter?

We have a gas meter similar to the one pictured below. I've not seen one of these before and can't find anything on reading them. The reason I'm asking is because it must not be as simple as just ...
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How do I read the usage information my electrical meter sends to my power company?

I would like to keep an eye on what information my power meter sends to my electric company. Is there a way to use, for example, powerline networking to read what usage statistics the power meter ...
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What causes the chirping sound coming from my 250 natural gas meter?

When gas is flowing through the meter, I hear a steady, slow chirping sound (perhaps a chirp every 5 to 10 seconds). Is this an indication that the meter (35 years old) is coming to the end of its ...
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Taking a neutral wire from another meter connection?

I live in a two story duplex, yesterday the other unit's electricity went off, the electrician diagnosed that somehow their neutral path is not coming from the pole so he connected the neutral ...
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Can I paint the exterior of a meter socket?

My meter socket is on the front of my house in a prominent grey color against my home's tan brick exterior. While it certainly makes a bold statement to the world that I am not part of an Amish ...
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Half of my lights and oulets are not working after heavy winds?

We have solar panels and mains power. Last night was very windy; we heard quite a few bangs from outside and thought it might be the wires getting knocked together. Woke up this morning and we have ...
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Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet

I'm building an entertainment center unit, and on the unit I want to embed wall outlets into it so I can plug things like my receiver, NAS, consoles etc in a clean method. I thought the entertainment ...
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Can a private electromechanical meter be placed between the utility's meter and the main breaker?

I want to run an experiment which compares the readouts of the newer electronic smart meters against older electromechanical meters. Is there anything in the NFPA 70 or any other law or code which ...
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How can I figure out why my electric bill is so high? [duplicate]

I have two homes (read flat or apartment) in two different buildings a few blocks apart. The homes are both the same size but, home 1 gets a huge electricity bill while home 2 gets 1/5 the electricity ...
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How can I determine what size main water meter is required?

The main water pipe into our house is only a 1" ID pipe, but the city decided to install a 2" water meter for us, which has a significantly higher monthly service charge than a 1" meter (over $1000 ...
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What is the correct way to read a gas meter?

I just moved into a new house, and I'm afraid my systems (furnace, hot water heater, and stove top) are using a ton of gas. I have two photos of the gas meter. I'm pretty sure how to read them, but I ...
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Do they make AC power meters that measures average, min and max watts used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a wall outlet power meter that I can interface with from a computer? Is anyone familiar with an AC power meter that I can get the min, max and average watts used ...
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What wireless temperature monitoring systems should I look into? [closed]

I'd like to monitor and log temperature on few locations in my home. Wireless monitoring with normal consumer batteries etc would be preferable for the sensors. I have an Mac OSX server running at my ...
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What are some computer interfacing electric energy meters on the market?

Does computer interfacing electric energy meters exist? With possibilities to get/log current power usage and monthly used kilowatt hours. With ethernet/rs232 etc interface. I am looking for this for ...
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What are some tips for deep cycle battery maintenance for an offgrid solar system?

I have an off grid solar system, with an 240AH 24v deep cycle battery, and the system (and all of the components in it) is a year and a half old. i have several questions and i hope that some one ...
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What kind of paint should be used to protect gas meter?

During our home inspection, the inspector mentioned that the gas meter wasn't painted and could be subject to rusting later but he didn't elaborate on what paint to use. Anyone have suggestions here? ...