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Old 05-13-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Meter box is broken - What to do?


When my dad moved my power pole from the seller's land to our land, somehow one of the little plastic brackets that hold the electric company's meter in place broke off. It is now useless because TXU wont attach it, understandably. However, a new meter box is $50, and i really would like to be able to fix the one i have instead of buying it new. Do they sell the insides or the plastic brackets anywhere? I looked at Lowe's and HD, even asked the workers and got that deer-in-the-headlights look. Any suggestions?
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Just replace the entire can its less hassle

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i would prefer not to do that if i dont have to. Replacing the whole thing means unattaching all of the wires to pull the box off and trying to feed the wires back through the holes and making the conduit attach securely, just too much headache if it can be avoided. Is there any way to just replace the innards or just the plastic piece?
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Yes you can replace them but the question is do you know how? This is not something for the average diyer, this should really be done by an electrician.
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You can replace just the broken parts, but you may need to buy a whole new can to get those parts. $50 is pretty cheap, really. I doubt you'd find just the guts for much less than that, if they are even available from a supply house.
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