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Old 02-26-2011, 08:25 AM   #1
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the power supply to my home comes into a box to my main braker then from there to the meter and from the meter into my home to me this does not seem to be the correct way to do it. I live in ontario canada Ido not have a main braker on my braker box my e mail adress is way_dubs@hotmail.com

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Old 02-26-2011, 08:54 AM   #2
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So....what is your question? And why do we need your e-mail?

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Old 02-26-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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Electrically it does not make any difference.

It is not unusual for the main disconnect (the first switch that cuts power to everything including branch circuits downstream) to be outdoors near or at the meter. However most of the time the meter comes first. The meter itself, even though it snaps out of its socket, killing all the power, is not the main disconnect.

The significance of something being called the "main disconnect" is that downstream from that point the ground and neutral must be kept separated (separate ground and neutral conductors run), and all panels downstream of that point are wired as subpanels. Subpanels may or may not have a "master" breaker for all the branch circuits contained within.
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My question was is this the proper way to do this because it has come to our attention the owner is riping us of he is charging us 16 cents a kw and he is only pay approx 8cents and I am looking for other ways he may be taking advantage of us
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Ohhhh, you are not the owner. When you say "your home" you mean the home you rent. OK, I get it now.

Well, sorry then. I have no idea how things like this are done in Canada, and what might be legal. In fact I am not even sure about the legalities of back charging for sub-metering in the US.
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Thanks for reply we own the house but rent the land we pay the taxes but owner of land supply's power and water and sewers
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Wow. OK.

I would contact your local building office or electrical utility. They will have the most accurate answer.
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Does it look like this? If it does then no problem.

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Except for perhaps the FPE panel.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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I'm pretty sure the landlord may not make a profit at reselling electricity. HIn case of a dispute, the landlord would have to prove that the tenant was not paying more than what would be charged using a separate meter.
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Thanks for reply we own the house but rent the land we pay the taxes but owner of land supply's power and water and sewers
If the owner "supplies" these utilities why are you paying anything for them?
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Except for perhaps the FPE panel.
There is NO PROBLEM with the FPE. It was installed 20 years ago. We still sell and install them in Canada.

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