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09-08-2010, 01:23 AM   #1
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## Does this KWH meter measure in multiples of 10.

Do some Older home KWH meters measure by multiples of 10. My manager rents us a house but has the garage. He has a fridge, 2 tv's Air conditioner. Assortment of lights. and some other stuff and gas heater. All this stuff is on our electric. He has a KWH meter and gas meter. He says to read the KWH meter every month, but its old and i feel like he uses more power than what it says. Does this one go by multiples of ones or tenths. our bill says we use 1500 to 2000. KWH a month. In summer. On the meter in the ones place, it dont move and has a picture of a zero. but rest of numbers move. looks like this. (1 6 8 7 0). The zero place dont move. The rest do. Its a spinning disc type. I think when the 7 moves to 8 it would = 10 KWH. Not = 1 KWH.It also moves slow.
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09-08-2010, 06:09 AM   #2
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Your photo is a bit blurred. Do you have a better camera available?

A fixed -0- as the last digit would indicate a 10x multiplier meter.

A monthly usage of 1500 to 2000 kWh would be considered normal consumption for many residential occupancies.

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 09-08-2010, 07:05 AM #3 Member   Join Date: Nov 2007 Location: Nashua, NH, USA Posts: 7,968 Rewards Points: 1,542 How much do you use the air conditioner? Is your water heater electric? These use a lot of power. If the landlord uses power from a metered system, the landlord must pay the electric bill but may charge the tenant a fixed monthly amount. __________________ The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit. Last edited by AllanJ; 09-08-2010 at 07:09 AM.

09-08-2010, 11:36 AM   #4
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## My manager uses my electicity in his detached garage.

I rent the house and he has the garage as his club house. He is a biker. His power comes from the house I rent. I found out and he paid me half of all electric bill for the whole time i lived here. Now I read the meter he has on his garage I use a program to calculate his portion. But I did not know that its a x10 multiplier. Are you sure.
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09-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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## What do you think KBsparky.

Attention. I did find the number 10 above that fixed zero today, Indicating a x10 multiplier. Its rediculous that it took this long to find that out.

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