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Old 08-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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Survey of electrician who have pulled a house meter.


How many electricians here, in their lifetime, have pulled a house meter to replace the meter base or main panel or replaced a meter to get the juice back on?

Wait, that may be too many. How many have not ever pulled or replaced a house meter?

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Old 08-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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How many electricians here, in their lifetime, have pulled a house meter to replace the meter base or main panel or replaced a meter to get the juice back on?

Wait, that may be too many. How many have not ever pulled or replaced a house meter?
After proper permits and power disconnected, sure...

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Survey of electrician who have pulled a house meter.


It really doesn't matter how many properly trained persons with protective equipment have pulled a meter. A DIY is not going to be trained or equiped to pull a meter nor is it safe for them to attempt.

Permits and inspections are typically needed before the power is restored also.
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I had a meter pulled once while doing some work. Main in a panel went wonkey on boxing day. Power company closed. I advised on just hooking up a genny to keep heat(oil) to keep pipes from freezing, but they yanked the meter. At that point I just fixed the main as the damage had been done. Wasn't two hours before poco showed up lol. Lucky they were understanding and left with a don't do it again. If it hadn't have been for family I would have walked away the moment they went outside and yanked it. Or rather the moment they came back in and told me they yanked it without asking me. Needless to say some words were shared on my part.
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