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Old 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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Does this KWH meter measure in multiples of 10.


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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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.
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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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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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