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Old 01-25-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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Long story short, but when I visited my cabin this weekend I found that my water meter had froze. The water was valved off ahead of the meter and the heat trace kept the piping from freezing, but I forgot to drain the meter itself. I guess that little 5' vertical section of pipe above the meter is important to drain off

Anyway, it looks like the bottom of the meter was made with a steel plate that was made to break away if it froze. The circular plate broke right along the grooves splitting it into 4 equal pieces. We were able to "rig" it for the weekend to get water, but it leaks at the joint between the bottom plate and the meter body. Can I find a replacement plate from a plumbing supply store, or do I need to call the local water utility? It's a Invensys SR 5/8" meter.

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In my area, you would be looking at buying a new meter! I would think that a call to your water utility is in order!

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How much does a water meter cost?
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Ayuh,... 1 cost me about $350. in my water district a couple years ago...
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thats a replaceable part,probably cost 10-20 bucks unless a fine is sorta wrapped in the cost. They are supposed to do that for that very reason. probably a gasket inbetween thats tore or missin. i dont know how they interchange from meter to meter,,,but your utility will help you get one,,,or seek online!!
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thats a replaceable part,probably cost 10-20 bucks unless a fine is sorta wrapped in the cost. They are supposed to do that for that very reason. probably a gasket inbetween thats tore or missin. i dont know how they interchange from meter to meter,,,but your utility will help you get one,,,or seek online!!
If anyone knows of a source online, please let me know. The gasket is okay - it's just the plate that broke. I was hoping to find one somewhere instead of having to go to the water department with my tail between my legs.

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