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 View Poll Results: What is the correct reading on this meter? 19597 3 6.52% 18487 1 2.17% 08586 4 8.70% 08486 35 76.09% 09497 0 0% None of these - post your answer in a reply 3 6.52% Voters: 46. This poll is closed

04-12-2010, 08:34 PM   #31
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Sweet - my answer matched most of the replies. I had no clue... just used my twisted logic!

04-12-2010, 09:32 PM   #32
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 Originally Posted by Speedy Petey I have a silly question though. WHY would this matter at all to the average person?
As nap elaborated (downstream). But there is an additional use. To monitor your daily consumption --or weekly-- before the bill arrives. But the utilities also look at the pattern of usage. (i.e. seasonal). Any deviation --up or down-- will be noted by the POCO. !

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 Originally Posted by HooKooDooKu As an example, the 1st digit must be rounded DOWN from almost 1 to 0 until the 2nd digit gets to zero.
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 Originally Posted by nap Huh? first, since the last dial is between 6 and 7 (somewhere around 6.625 to my eyes), yes, by stating it is 6, you are rounding the number down. I think that was about 2nd or 3rd grade arithmetic. and to how to determine what any given dial indicates is clarified by the dial to it's immediate right and only the one to it's immediate right. If you will read my first post with the comparison to a reading a clock, it should be easy to understand.
The post was in response to the first quote which was miss read a last digit not 1st digit. OK the first number then not the last one. The one on the left. Wrong terminology I guess. When you read a meter you start on the right and read it right to left. The highest digit is the last digit read.

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04-12-2010, 11:39 PM   #34
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 Originally Posted by joed The post was in response to the first quote which was miss read a last digit not 1st digit. OK the first number then not the last one. The one on the left. Wrong terminology I guess. When you read a meter you start on the right and read it right to left. The highest digit is the last digit read.
weebee cool

other than I do a left to right read with a stutter step to the right to make the determination of any that read too close to a number to make the call. Just how I have always done it.

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