Survey of electrician who have pulled a house meter.
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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I'm here to learn too, i do mostly commercial/industrial/new construction and this place is a great way to pick up tips on residential from some good electrical minds. Excuse the spelling, my phone has a mind of it's own.